Dr Maroon Reacts to Tony Dorsett CTE Claims

NYT2009010120083428CNov 6, 2013 – KDKA News reporter John Shumway interviews former NFL player and Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett on his recent diagnosis of memory loss and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.  See video interview and Dr Maroon’s response to these findings. – See full story and video – Here

World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon wonders about Dorsett’s diagnosis of CTE. “The only way to diagnosis it is with an autopsy after death,” said Dr. Maroon, a UPMC neurosurgeon. But he says there is no downside to Dorsett’s doctors prescribing what appear to be all the known treatments for degenerative brain diseases.