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About Beacon:
Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine was founded in 1996 as a multi-physician practice providing orthopaedic care to the Cincinnati community. The practice has since grown into a nationally known and respected provider of orthopaedic care with five convenient locations in the Greater Cincinnati area. Beacon's Board Certified and Fellowship trained physicians together with almost 400 medical and customer service professionals deliver quality care to professional and student athletes as well as the general public. Beacon proudly provides medical services to the Cincinnati Reds, Xavier University, several other colleges and many high schools in the southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky area. To see a list of all our affiliations, click here.

Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine physicians specialize in general orthopaedic surgery, total joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery, spine medicine and surgery and sports medicine. Beacon treats athletes and non-athletes of all ages, including children. Beacon Orthopaedics is affiliated with Tristate's major health care providers. The Beacon physicians have years of experience and training to help you get back on the field as soon as possible.

Beacon Spine:
The Spine Center at Beacon Orthopaedics is the most comprehensive spine care program in Cincinnati that offers quick access to a dedicated spine physician within just a few hours. Whether the spinal disorder is minor or major, surgical or non-surgical, the spine specialists at Beacon can diagnose and treat all problems related to the adult or pediatric spine in a swift and efficient manner.

Concussions:
We offer a comprehensive, specialized concussion clinic at our Beacon East, Beacon West, Summit Woods and Northern Kentucky locations Monday through Saturday. Beacon offers ImPACT baseline Concussion Testing for athletes in all sports.

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system.

Given the inherent difficulties in concussion management, it is important to manage concussions on an individualized basis and to implement baseline testing and/or post-injury neurocognitive testing. This type of concussion assessment can help to objectively evaluate the concussed athlete's post-injury condition and track recovery for safe return to play, thus preventing the cumulative effects of concussion. In fact, neurocognitive testing has recently been called the "cornerstone" of proper concussion management by an international panel of sports medicine expert.

Dr. John Brannan is the head of Beacon's team of physicians trained to treat concussions. This team utilizes ImPact Concussion Testing.