A multidisciplinary panel discussion delineating optometry's role in a sports medicine team. Panel to include orthopedic surgeon, athletic trainer and ophthalmologist, in addition to the team optometrist of several professional sports teams. We will discuss how a multidisciplinary medical team utilizes the talents of the above specialists to provide comprehensive medical care for today's teams and athletes. After describing our roles and communication within a team structure we will use a case study of concussion management to specifically describe how we all work together from the point of injury, through diagnosis, treatment and ultimately recovery of an athlete using our multidisciplinary medical team.
August 23, 2017
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