Warning Signs of Concussions Not Always Visible

Because the effects are not always visible, many athletes return to their sport too quickly following concussions and head injuries. Unfortunately, this can cause long-term negative health effects. That’s why it’s critical to educate parents, coaches and other athletic officials about the importance of having head injuries examined by a specialized physician who has experience caring for patients with concussion, which can occur with or without the loss of consciousness. Learn more about what we are doing at Emory Orthopaedics, Sports & Spine to care for concussions and to educate the community on the importance of waiting to return to play following a head injury in this short video:

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About Mathew Pombo, MD
Dr. Matthew PomboTeam Physician: Johns Creek High School, Chattahoochee High School, Berkmar High School

Orthopaedic surgeon Mathew Pombo, MD, recently joined the Emory team, but he has already made a big impact on the community practicing medicine here for the past five years. Dr. Pombo completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, residency at Wake Forest University and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Pombo sees patients in our Duluth clinic and performs surgery at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He has a special interest in managing sports-related concussions. He also specializes in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery, shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy, joint replacement and sports medicine care for pediatric and adult patients.

Dr. Pombo is very engaged with the community and serves as team physician for several schools and youth sporting groups. He attended Duluth High School and is proud to be back in his community serving young athletes.

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