Concussion

This information is useful for children and adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale Medicine has expertise in helping patients with concussion heal quickly and completely.
  • Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital has a Pediatric Concussion Clinic, staffed by our specialists.
  • Our specialists team up to treat both short-term and long-term effects of concussions.

Not all that long ago, an athlete with a bad bump on the head might have been treated with some time out and a bag of ice. But today, everyone is aware that a concussion is a serious matter: It’s an injury to the brain that can temporarily disrupt normal brain function and lead to permanent damage. Yale Medicine physicians use advanced technology to test for and identify concussions in people of all ages. Also, we offer specialized expertise in treating children with concussions.