New research encourages orthopaedic doctors to play a proactive role in diagnosing and treating mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients.

Why?

Because orthopaedic injuries and mTBI are often suffered at the same time. Common causes include falls or motor vehicle accidents.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports than an estimated 50% of patients with orthopaedic injuries have concurrent mTBI.