Kevin Walter

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Sport-related concussion is a "hot topic" in the media and in medicine. It is a common injury that is likely underreported by pediatric and adolescent athletes. Football has the highest incidence of concussion, but girls have higher concussion rates than boys do in similar sports. A clear understanding of the definition, signs, and symptoms of concussion is(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate concussion rates and reporting frequencies in high school and collegiate athletes in 2013, compare results to those obtained from 1999 to 2002, and examine to what extent the 2012 Wisconsin state concussion law affected reporting in 2013. DESIGN Retrospective 2013 survey compared with prior survey. SETTING High schools and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to investigate the possible effects of sociocultural influences, specifically pertaining to language and education, on baseline neuropsychological concussion testing as obtained via immediate postconcussion assessment and cognitive testing (ImPACT) of players from a professional baseball team. DESIGN A(More)
Abdominal injuries are rare in sports, but they can be very serious, even life threatening when they occur. With the increasing popularity of snowboarding and extreme skiing, the rate of abdominal injuries is beginning to rise slightly. It is imperative that physicians be able to recognize signs of injury to the liver, spleen, kidney, and hollow abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND Guidelines and practices for the management of sport-related concussion (SRC) have evolved swiftly over the past 2 decades. Despite common recommendations for a symptom-free waiting period (SFWP) before returning to sport, past reports have suggested poor utilization rates for this intervention. PURPOSE To obtain current estimates of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine predictors of prolonged symptom duration from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in a pediatric sports medicine specialty clinic cohort as these predictors may be distinct in this population. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Outpatient specialty clinic. PATIENTS Charts of 549 patients (age range: 10-18 years) with(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review with limited prospective follow-up survey. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of blood patch injection for the treatment of positional headaches caused by postoperative lumbosacral pseudomeningoceles. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Pseudomeningocele is one of the most common complications after posterior(More)