A member asked:

How much time does it take to fully recover from a brain injury?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer answered

Specializes in Trauma Surgery

Depends: on severity and location of injury.Each one is different. Blood clots on the surface of the brain which are quickly treated seems to do reasonably well. When there is tearing and bleeding into brain tissue, less well. Most neurosurgeons feel that at least a year is needed to know how complete a recovery is. The brain does heal and we see some surprising recoveries over time, but not always.

Answered 6/20/2014



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