ALL DEFINITIONSPost-Concussion SyndromeDefinitionPost-concussion syndrome is a complex disorder characterized by a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that persist for weeks or months following a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury.Related SpecialistsShowing 3 of 12Alix WilderHeadacheCaitlin LoomisMDNeurology, StrokeKimberly DavisMD, MBAGeneral Surgery, Trauma & Surgical Critical CareMore Related SpecialistsRelated Fact SheetsConcussionConcussion TestingRelated NewsFamily HealthWhat Parents Need to Know About Concussions in Kids’ SportsFamily Health10 Ways To Recover From a MarathonRelated DepartmentsNeurotraumaThe Yale Neurotrauma section was started in July 2019 to deliver the best care possible to patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Our team oversees each patient’s care from the moment of injury to outpatient follow-up. This longitudinal care is critical, especially for our patients who need long-term management plans. We also conduct cutting-edge research into the molecular basis of traumatic and spinal cord injuries to develop better techniques for diagnosing and treating these conditions. We work with state and national community outreach programs and partner with the Yale Neurocritical Care program and the Yale Trauma Surgery Program to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all of our patients.Sport-Related Concussion ProgramSport-related concussion is a frequent injury in athletes of all ages. Although important steps have been taken to improve sports safety and reduce the incidence of concussion, there are still over 1 million sport-related concussions per year in youth athletes in the United States. The Sports Medicine specialists at Yale Medicine Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation are dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment of all athletic injuries, and helping youth athletes recover and safely return to their sports. To find out more about this program, please fill out a brief survey . Our multidisciplinary team includes a dedicated and compassionate group of concussion specialists including Sports Medicine physicians, pediatric neurosurgery providers, physical therapists with special expertise in concussion and vestibular treatment, nurses, and social workers to address all the components of an athlete’s well-being after a diagnosis of concussion. In addition, our patients benefit from access to the expert providers in pediatric neurology, neuropsychology, and behavioral health at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and Yale Medicine. Our patients benefit from a comprehensive initial visit, which includes a review of their history and a thorough concussion examination, including all domains of concussion symptoms and signs. Our doctors and physical therapists help our patients and their parents to understand their symptoms and outline steps for recovery based on the latest evidence and best clinical practices, tailoring treatments to each patient’s set of symptoms. If any musculoskeletal injuries occurred at the same time as a concussion, our Sports Medicine specialists are also experts in the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries and joint pain. Often, follow-up doctor visits can be done via telemedicine, which is convenient for patients and their parents. If a specific need arises, patients with sport-related concussion may benefit from consultation with another expert Yale clinician to discuss headaches, sleep disturbances, mood symptoms including anxiety and depression, cognitive symptoms affecting school performance, visual symptoms, or concerns about the long-term risks of concussions. Our Sports Medicine specialists work with patients’ schools and athletic trainers to facilitate their returning to the learning environment and to physical activities in a gradual and supervised progression.Sports MedicineWe specialize in a wide range of preventive care and treatment options for injuries and conditions related to competitive and recreational athletics. Sports-related injuries require specialized care to promote optimum healing. We focus on promoting and maintaining an active lifestyle through non-operative rehabilitation programs and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical procedures. Using the most up-to-date arthroscopic techniques, our surgeons are specialists in repairing joint damage to the knee, ankle, shoulder, hip, or elbow. Our team works with patients to minimize disabilities resulting from sports injuries and conditions and to maximize quality of life. We offer the following specialized services: Hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow arthroscopy Cartilage preservation and restoration procedures (including Microfracture, Osteochondral Transfer (OATs) and Carticel® and meniscus transplantation) On-site physical therapy Non-operative and alternative treatments for common sports injuries Our specialists also consult with local high school and college coaches. We regularly conduct seminars for coaches, trainers, and physicians, focusing on injury prevention and modern treatment methods. We also provide medical coverage for various athletic events and teams, including the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament, the New Haven Road Race, and several area high schools.