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Dr. Mark Galland Discusses Concussion Treatment and Prevention on NBC 17ís My Carolina Today

Local Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Appears on Popular Triangle Show to Educate Athletes and Parents

Raleigh, NC, February 10, 2012 --( Dr. Mark Galland, a physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina (OSNC) (, appeared Wednesday, Jan. 18 on NBC 17’s My Carolina Today to discuss issues surrounding concussions, including how to prevent their occurrence and recognize symptoms. While on the show, Galland explained what happens during a concussion, how to recognize when one occurs, which preventative measures can help avoid the injury and how to properly fit a helmet for physical sports such as baseball, football and hockey that might pose the risk of head injury.

Much national sports media coverage has been devoted to concussions as of late following notable cases throughout the National Football League and the National Hockey League, including local Carolina Hurricanes superstar Jeff Skinner and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina offers an annual concussion clinic servicing more than 2,000 local athletes, led by Galland and Dr. Chad Greer.

The My Carolina Today segment can be found on the show’s website at

“It is my hope that the parents and athletes watching My Carolina Today will benefit from learning more about concussions,” said Galland. “As we continue to become acutely aware of the implications of these traumatic injuries, athletes today are becoming adept at recognizing symptoms and taking precaution to avoid sustaining a concussion themselves.”

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About Dr. Mark Galland:
Dr. Mark Galland is an orthopaedic surgeon, sports medicine specialist and physician at Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina. Galland received his medical degree from Tulane University’s School of Medicine and completed his residency in the university’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He began his career in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine while serving in the United States Navy at a naval hospital at Camp Lejeune, N.C. There, he served as chief of orthopaedic surgery and was the recipient of numerous awards for both leadership and excellence in treating injuries common to sailors and marines. Since beginning with Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina, Galland has continued to treat injured athletes. He currently serves as a team physician and orthopaedic consultant to the Carolina Mudcats, the High-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team, and as medical director and orthopaedic consultant to the Louisburg College athletic program. He also serves as the team physician and orthopaedic consultant to several local high schools, as well as on the board of directors for the Trentini Foundation, a nonprofit scholarship organization. For more information, visit or

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