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Dr. Walter Discusses Treatment of Sports-Related Concussions

Sept. 9 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article on the National Football Leagues new policies on addressing concussions. Dr. Walter said that standard treatment is to rest and avoid mental stimulation. In a sidebar article, Dr. Walter answers frequent questions about the treatment of concussions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Vetter Says Recovery from a Torn ACL Takes Six to Seven Months

Aug. 31 - Dr. Carole Vetter (Orthopaedic Surgery) tells CBS-TV/Channel 58 and Fox-TV/Channel 6 that the torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) suffered by Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Jordy Nelson is a season-ending, but not career-ending, injury. CBS 58 and Fox 6 Now

Dr. Hoch Studies Concussion Risks among Equestrians

June 15 - M Magazine reports on Dr. Anne Hoch’s (Orthopaedic Surgery) research on concussions among equestrians. Working with the U.S. Equestrian Foundation, Dr. Hoch studied equestrians’ knowledge and awareness of concussions, and conducted research on helmets worn by horse-riders. Approximately 95 percent of equestrians in the U.S. are female. M Magazine

Dr. Fehr Comments on Study Linking Pediatric Concussions to Difficulty with School Work

May 20 - Dr. Shayne Fehr provides expert comment in news reports on CBS-TV News and U.S. News & World Report on a study that found that children and teens recovering from concussion may experience difficulty with school work until they fully recover. CBS News and US News and World Report-Health

Dr. Walter Explains How to Determine if a Pediatric Head Injury is Serious

Apr. 14 - Dr. Kevin Walter (Orthopaedic Surgery – Pediatric) discusses minor and major pediatric head injuries as well as how to determine when a child should be taken to the emergency department in an article in Parenting magazine. Parenting Magazine

Article Traces History of the Milwaukee Brace, Developed by MCW Doctors

Apr. 2 - traces the history of the Milwaukee Brace, a device that for years was the standard treatment for curvature of the spine. The Milwaukee Brace was developed in 1946 by Drs. Walter Blount and Albert Schmidt, MCW orthopaedic surgeons who practiced at Milwaukee Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin). On Milwaukee

Dr. Walter Discuss Football Player’s Decision to Retire Due to Concussion Concerns

Mar. 26 - Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment in several media interviews on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s decision to retire from professional football due to concerns over head trauma. Milwaukee Business Journal, WUWM, and WISN

Did retiring NFL player make right decision?

Mar. 18 - The Milwaukee Business Journal interviewed concussion expert Dr. Kevin Walter, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, about NFL player Chris Borland’s sudden retirement after one season with the NFL. Milwaukee Business Journal

Dr. Walter Discusses Post Concussion Syndrome

Dec. 19 - Dr. Kevin Walter discusses post concussion syndrome in an interview on NBC-TV/Channel 4. TMJ4

Dr. Raj Rao receives David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society

Nov. 19 - Dr. Raj Rao received the 2014 David Selby Award of the North American Spine Society. The award was presented at the society’s annual meeting in San Francisco.

Dr. Walter Discusses Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Mixed Martial Arts

Nov. 19 - As part of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s series of investigative reports on deaths related to mixed martial arts and kickboxing, Dr. Kevin Walter provides expert comment on traumatic brain injuries related to mixed martial arts fights. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In-Depth Feature Details Work of Drs. McCrea and Walter on Concussions

Oct. 13 - Milwaukee Magazine published an in-depth feature on concussion research being conducted by Michael McCrea, PhD. The article also reports on Dr. Kevin Walter’s work to enact legislation dedicated to youth safety in contact sports. Milwaukee Magazine

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