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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Life Threatening Injury (Overview)

A life-threatening injury (critical 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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Can you tell me some types of life threatening injuries involved in car accidents?

Can you tell me some types of life threatening injuries involved in car accidents?

Many: The main types of life threatening injuries sustained during car accidents include head injuries, chest traumas, or abdominal traumas. Always wear your seat-belt when driving and do not use your cell phone while driving. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
15 doctors shared insights

Life Threatening Injury (Overview)

A life-threatening injury (critical 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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What non life threatening injury will make you be admitted into the hospital?

What non life threatening injury will make you be admitted into the hospital?

Hospital admission: Generally, orthopedic injuries that create immediate mobility difficulties will earn a hospital admission. Digit reattachments, loss of consciousness, will also get spomeone admitted. However, it is important to realize that injuries that get an individual admitted to the hospital all have potential to be life htreatening. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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I live alone. If I sustained a life-threatening injury, how would I get to the hospital?

Need a Plan: People who live alone need to have someone who is aware of their plans and general activities. Try to arrange to have someone touch base with you with some regularity and you can offer to do the same. ...Read more

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What type of life threatening injuries would a person sustain due to a motorcycle accident?

What type of life threatening injuries would a person sustain due to a motorcycle accident?

Death or less: Any and every organ can be injured in a motorcycle accident. Head injuries and major extremity injury (sometimes requiring amputation) are not uncommon.We also see major liver & spleen injuries, as well as aortic ruptures, broken necks/spinal cord. According to CDC, you are 37x more likely to be injured on an MC than in a car. We call them donorcycles. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Is it ever that a life threatening brain injury occur without a direct blow to the head. For example, a car accident ?

Is it ever that a life threatening brain injury occur without a direct blow to the head. For example, a car accident ?

Yes: Even if there is no impact, the rapid deceleration that occurs in a car accident can cause the brain to rapidly shift within the skull resulting in a shearing type injury, both to the brain, and to the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
Monthly
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How to prevent a life threatening blood clot from bursting and killing you? Scary that an innocuous ankle injury can kill you years later!

How to prevent a life threatening blood clot from bursting and killing you?  Scary that an innocuous ankle injury can kill you years later!

Good self-care: If you're going to have limited mobility in a leg, your physicians will decide whether you need some anticoagulation, based on your history, your labs, and what the injury is. The key isn't the ankle injury itself; it's that it's keeping you from using the leg. If your picture is fair to you, then you're doing the right stuff -- staying physically active with lifetime fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Injuries (Definition)

Injuries is also known as Injuries and wounds. 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