Wake Forest Baptist First in North Carolina and Southeast to Launch Sports Teleconcussion Network

September 24, 2012

Concussion experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center can now remotely assess student athletes from Winston-Salem, via a mobile telemedicine robot, a first in the state and Southeast.

“There are reported concussion estimates of around 300,000 American high school athletes each year, but numbers may increase as recognition of this injury improves,” said Daryl Rosenbaum, M.D., director of the sports medicine fellowship program at Wake Forest Baptist.

The Sports Teleconcussion Network at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical Center, utilizes sports medicine, neurology, neurosurgery and neuropsychology physicians from more than 25 miles away to assess student athletes without them having to leave Davidson County.

“The provision of a sports telemedicine network by Wake Forest Baptist concussion experts will go a long way in protecting the health of young athletes in Davidson County,” said Steve Snelgrove, president of Lexington Medical Center. “Having access to medical experts from a nationally recognized academic medical center close to patient’s homes, is a tremendous benefit.”

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