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How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen driver: In 2009 3000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed in us and 350000 were taken to er for emergency treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


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Can people lose memory from a car accident?

Can people lose memory from a car accident?

Yes: Depending on the injury to the brain during the accident the short answer is yes. ...Read more

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Transverse myelitis diagnosis after rear end car accident?

Transverse myelitis diagnosis after rear end car accident?

Trauma can cause TM: Tm can be seen after a traumatic event such as from a rear end car accident. Depends on symptoms, may require medical treatment and sub-specialty referral. Traumatic tm has a better prognosis than non-traumatic types. ...Read more

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Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Can a car accident aggravate C7 radiculopathy?

Whiplash: Cervical strain ie 'whiplash' can aggravate any preexisting condition in the neck including radiculopathy or changes in the disc. Usually nsaids or Medrol (methylprednisolone) will best treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a car accident cause scoliosis?

Can a car accident cause scoliosis?

Not typically: Scoliosis is commonly defined as an abnormal curvature to the spine, usually related to developmental issues. A single car accident should not produce abnormal curvature in the spine unless it was such a severe accident that you actually fractured the vertebrae of the spine. A minor car accident with whip lash should not produce scoliosis. ...Read more

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Can car accident injuries have lasting effects?

Can injure TMJ: Can create injury to TMJ which can result inchronic headaches/neck pain. ...Read more

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What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

Face and hands: Face and hand injuries are common after airbag deployment. Abrasions and bruises around the face are common, and occasionally the nose may be broken. Occasionally, the hot gases escaping from the airbag may produce first degree burns. If you are wearing glasses or sunglasses, you may also get a few lacerations. Hand injuries are also common, especially if your hands are high on the steering wheel. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

SHOULDER PAIN: Could be a sprain, but needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Had car accident 3/29/13. Fender bender. Not hurt but very startled. Had miscarriage 4/2/13 at 6w3d. Could car accident have caused miscarriage?

Had car accident 3/29/13. Fender bender. Not hurt but very startled. Had miscarriage 4/2/13 at 6w3d. Could car accident have caused miscarriage?

....: Scientific research evaluating the association between miscarriage & trauma has predominantly been conducted in trauma centers, meaning the accidents are more than a "fender bender". There other more common & certain causes for 1st trimester spontaneous abortion. Without more info, its in the realm of possibility. If all else ruled out may be in the realm of probability, but never certainty. ...Read more

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Can an accident where a car backed into another car going 5 mph and haed didnt hit anything cause a concussion?

Can an accident where a car backed into another car going 5 mph and haed didnt hit anything cause a concussion?

No: If one car is at 5 mph and the other car is at 0 mph, nobody inside the cars should be worried about a concussion. Otherwise, we humans would be getting concussions all over the place, during our everyday chores, and during all sports activities. Fortunately, we're tougher than that. ...Read more

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Parent was ambulating in the hallway fall and hit their head? Negligence?

Parent was ambulating in the hallway fall and hit their head? Negligence?

Maybe, maybe not: Isn't negligence a legal definition? You might be better off seeking opinion from legal website since this is a physician only site to point out medical info. With that said, if someone's walking in a hallway, falls & hits his/her head, why do we always look to blame someone else? Maybe it was just a pure accident? Even if power cord, liquid and/or banana peel on ground, must prove willful intent. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel from car accident?

Can carpal tunnel from car accident?

Yes: In the acute setting the swelling that can be induced from the trauma in your wrist may cause enough compression on the median nerve resulting in cts symptoms. Commonly, people develop cervical injuries from a car accident that can result in cervical compression of the nerve roots (cervical radiculopathy) that can mimic cts. A through exam is important. ...Read more

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Was in car & braked at low speed.No collision just got frightend didnt even jolt forwards.Was in passenger seat.32 wks preg.Can this harm baby? scared

Was in car & braked at low speed.No collision just got frightend didnt even jolt forwards.Was in passenger seat.32 wks preg.Can this harm baby? scared

Should be fine: Your fear is normal but should not effect the baby. Be sure you wear your seat belt across your lap every time you are in the car. It protects both of you. Your concern tells me what a lucky baby this is to have such a caring mom. Hope this helps you feel better. Best wshes to you and the baby. ...Read more

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Was driving behind truck with sunroof open. Some exhaust got in car. 25 weeks pregnant - problem?

Was driving behind truck with sunroof open. Some exhaust got in car. 25 weeks pregnant - problem?

No: As long as the car was well-ventilated, and it probably was with the sunroof open, this should not pose a problem. ...Read more

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