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Dr. Alicia Mohr
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Critical Injury (Overview)

A critical injury (life-threatening injury) is a condition in which a person has a severe injury that has caused or can cause death, paralysis, or major disability. Examples include gunshot wounds to the head, chest, or abdomen; knife wounds to any major artery, chest, or abdomen; large burns; severed limbs; multiple fractures of large bones; etc...


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Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better. ...Read more

Dr. Alicia Mohr
8 doctors shared insights

Critical Injury (Overview)

A critical injury (life-threatening injury) is a condition in which a person has a severe injury that has caused or can cause death, paralysis, or major disability. Examples include gunshot wounds to the head, chest, or abdomen; knife wounds to any major artery, chest, or abdomen; large burns; severed limbs; multiple fractures of large bones; etc...


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Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

No: It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Critical injury (Tip)

A physiatrist treats everything from mild muscle injuries to the most devastating spinal cord injury. ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Is reperfusion injury?

Is reperfusion injury?

Reperfusion injury: Reperfusion injury refers to tissue damage caused when blood supply returns to the tissue after a period of ischemia or lack of oxygen. The absence of oxygen and nutrients from blood during the ischemic period creates a condition in which the restoration of circulation results in leaking from blood vessel the substances that produce damage to tissue - the degraded enzymes create further damage. ...Read more

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What is the role of the occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation?

What is the role of the occupational therapist in brain injury rehabilitation?

Retraining: An occupational therapist will give exercises to help retrain the brain with a goal of recovery or improvement of the symptoms caused by the brain injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Critical injury (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read more

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Is ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

Is  ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

Dr. Wenjay Sung Dr. Sung
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Critical injury (Tip)

Injury should not stop life, but should only be a momentary pause, rehab will release the breaks. ...See more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more

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Regarding mtbi.Do recovery occurs at the primary injury stage or the secondary injury stage of tbi?

Regarding mtbi.Do recovery occurs at the primary injury stage or the secondary injury stage of tbi?

Recovery takes time: With respect to mild tbi, recovery depends on the extent of initial symptoms and other factors. Research has shown that baseline physical condition before the injury, prior head injury or other neurologic disease, psychiatric disease, life stressors, student status, tbi after motor vehicle accident, and older age may be risk factors for persistent symptoms and longer recovery times. ...Read more

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Critical injury (Tip)

Quick acronym for treating ankle injuries - price: protection rest ice compression elevation. ...See more

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Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
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Critical injury (Tip)

Rehabilitation is key. To heal from injury. Working to get better pays off you'll see. ...See more

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How is brain injury observation done?

How is brain injury observation done?

Constant vigilance: The patient should be checked every two hours for the first 24 hours after the injury. If the patient is asleep, he or she should be awakened. Seek emergency help if they are unusually sleep, confused, restless, agitated, nausea, vomitting, headache, unequal pupil size. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Whats the difference between brain injury and traumatic brain injury?

Cause: An eventual brain injury can be due to decreased blood flow (stroke), or an aneurysm (hemorrhage), or low blood sugar or low oxygen (hypoxia). When the term traumatic is used, the cause is a physical injury like being hit hard over the head after falling. Unfortunately any severe brain insult could affect future fnctn quite severely. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more