Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic (ROC) has always been the premier Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Group in the Triangle and now we are excited to announce the recent addition of a cutting edge Concussion Clinic that will be at the forefront of concussion education, prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
Through the Raleigh Orthopaedic Concussion Clinic, patients who suffer a head injury will have an extensive evaluation and subsequent treatment plan. First, a thorough history and a complete physical exam will be performed. This physical exam will involve cognitive, musculoskeletal, neurological, vestibular, and memory testing (using ImPACT if appropriate). The patient and parents will be thoroughly educated in all the risks and complications of concussions. After review of all clinical data and exam, a clinical diagnoses will be rendered and the patient treated appropriately (including school restrictions if needed). Our expert concussion team will then coordinate the patient’s return to play with athletics trainers, coaches, parents, and the athlete, including sport specific instructions. Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic follows the Gfeller-Waller law passed in North Carolina in 2011.
Our Concussion Medical Director, Dr. Chad Greer, and his medical team have been treating concussions in the triangle since 2011. During that time Dr. Greer has seen over 700 concussions. He works closely with athletic trainers, coaches, parents, and athletes to evaluate, diagnose, and treat concussions along with their short and long-term complications.
Dr. Greer is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant, having undergone extensive training in using Neuropsychological testing to aid in concussion diagnosis and management.
Dr. Jaime Pedraza also specializes in concussion management and utilizes ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing), which is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. Dr. Pedraza will be seeing patients of all ages, including pediatrics, for musculoskeletal injuries and non-operative fracture care.
To schedule an appointment at the Raleigh Orthopaedic Concussion Clinic
Appointments for Raleigh Orthopaedic can be scheduled directly by patients/parents, physicians, athletic trainers, or coaches. Please contact our concussion hotline which directs you to our Concussion Athletic Trainers (see below) or call our appointment line at (919)863-6808.
For appointments with Dr. Greer (patients age 18-26 years old) call Katie at (919) 781-5600 Ext: 5623
For appointments with Dr. Pedraza (patients age 5-30 years old) call Liz at (919) 781-5600 Ext: 5611
The Raleigh Orthopaedic Expert Concussion Management Team is ready to assist you in your head injury evaluation or by obtaining baseline Neuropsychological (ImPACT) testing. The Raleigh Orthopaedic Concussion Clinic is available at five convenient locations in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, Garner and Holly Springs. Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic will also accommodate walk-in concussions to our urgent care clinic, located at:
- 3001 Edwards Mill Road in Raleigh on weekdays from 8:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
- What is a Concussion?
- Signs and Symptoms
- When to Seek Care
- Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act
- Education Resources for Parents, Athletes, and Professionals
ImPACT (Neuropsychological Testing)
Baseline Testing and Return to Play (once cleared with an MD) appointments are available at both Performance Center locations.
Feel free to contact Raleigh Orthopaedic Performance Center’s if you have any questions.