About Pain and Injury
Bumps and scrapes are inevitable while children develop the coordination and skills required for activities like walking, climbing, or riding a bike. But some injuries are more serious than others and can require special care and attention. Fractured or broken bones are relatively common in childhood, as bones are still growing and getting stronger. Playing a sport, especially a contact sport like football or hockey, can lead to concussions, when the brain is damaged by slamming into the skull. For some injuries, proper safety measure can reduce the risk, like by wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Mild TBI Study
Are you the parent of a child ages 12-17 who has had a concussion within the past 7 days? Your child may be able to participate in a study to learn more about how a concussion can impact the developing brain. This study involves 5 visits over 1 year, including up to 2 MRI scans. Eligible participants are right-handed. Flexible hours available. Compensation is provided.