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How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

Basically the same: There are several other terms for concussion that mean basically the same thing, including closed head injury and tbi (traumatic brain injury). "closed head injury" is as opposed to an open head injury, which includes a skull fracture. ...Read more

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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


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Head injury and experiencing emesis. Go to er?

Head injury and experiencing emesis. Go to er?

Head injury/vomit: Absolutely! get there now! vomiting after a head injury can indicate increased intracranial pressure, and this has to be investigated! ...Read more

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How exactly should you care for a person with possible head neck or back injury?

How exactly should you care for a person with possible head neck or back injury?

Get help: The main problem with bystanders and neck injuries is a desire to help them yourself. First - call for qualified help (ems, ambulance, 911). Sometimes patients have an unstable neck injury that can be made worse by moving them. Let the appropriately trained people put the person in a neck brace and then take them for x rays. ...Read more

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Several falls leading to contusions and e.R. Visits..Also head injuries..What neurological test needs to be done for knees giving out causing injury?

Several falls leading to contusions and e.R. Visits..Also head injuries..What neurological test needs to be done for knees giving out causing injury?

An exam.: An exam is the best first step. Specialized tests can be ordered once we have an idea what the problem might be. An exam would be focused on determining if there is any loss of strength , muscle mass, sensation or change in reflexes. ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Give it time: Since you didn't give an etiology (ie car accident or fall, etc) it's difficult to say. If this is a simple grade 1 concussion, then give it time. It may take a few months for your head to clear. No specific therapy is indicated. No chiropractic for a while though. ...Read more

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What is the education needed for trauma physician, trauma nurse, and trauma surgeon?

What is the education needed for trauma physician, trauma nurse, and trauma surgeon?

Many Years (!): Hi Sam64; I'm a trauma surgeon. Here's our training: College = 4 years Medical school = 4 years Residency = 5-7 years Fellowship = 1-2 years In medical school (and through residency) we take a series of 3 tests for licensing called the USMLE in addition to medical school tests. In residency we take a test each year. Then, we take a board certification exam that is part written and part oral. ...Read more

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Palliative care for ca head of pancreas?

Palliative care for ca head of pancreas?

Keeping comfortable: Palliative means to alleviate symptoms. This can be done with medications. Radiation can be given for pain. If there is no spread outside the pancreas head and surgery was not possible patients do get radiation and chemotherapy to slow progression. Though patients in this case are not likely cured, they do benefit from the palliation. ...Read more

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Treatments for a fractured or bruised hip?

Treatments for a fractured or bruised hip?

See an Orthopaedist: Bruised hips will heal with conservative care (rest and therapy) but a fracture may require surgery. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon and have x-rays taken to identify bruise vs.Fracture. Appropriate treatment can then be recommended. ...Read more

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What is done in the ER for head injuries?

Careful evaluation: Head injuries are common. Detailed testing is necessary with assessment of level of function, physiological effects, signs of focal brain damage, rate of worsening or improvement, and need for possible emergency surgery. An experienced trauma center is best. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to handle hair care after a neck injury?

Any tips on how to handle hair care after a neck injury?

With a neck brace?: If the neck brace is the problem then waterproofing it for shower use can be a solution. Otherwise a wash bowl, sponge, and some assistance could be your answer. ...Read more

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How to prepare for follow up with orthopedic surgeon for recent neck injury. Server pain increase after discharge from shock trauma. Medications?

How to prepare for follow up with orthopedic surgeon for recent neck injury. Server pain increase after discharge from shock trauma. Medications?

You have to carefull: With the pain medications try to use as little as possible take it easy and restrict activities as recommended by your doctor generally neck injuries take some time to heal and improve follow the instructions given when you left the hospital if the pain is getting worse you may need more tests your orthopedist doctor will examine you and then recommend the next option for you good luck. ...Read more

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Best treatment for broken ribs, concussion?

Injury treatment: For broken ribs - immobilization and avoid pressure on the ribs. A chest x-ray may determine if you have a pneumothorax, tear of a lung by the broken rib. For concussion, the most significant treatment is rest. If you have dizziness, fatigue, irritability, difficult thinking clearly, speech difficulty, memory problems, consult your doctor or a neurologist for management if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a suspected severe head trauma?

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What is the treatment for a suspected severe head trauma?

Head trauma: In the er patient is quickly assessed, stabilized with regards to blood pressure, pulse rate, blood transfusion if blood needed- most important airway maintainance. After stabilization the patient is sent to radiology for necessary ct scans. Meanwhile a neurosurgeon is called if available. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for a concussion?

What's the treatment for a concussion?

Rest: Rest and avoid nsaids. Refrain from any activity where you risk a second head injury while still recovering from the first. See your doc and if symptoms last longer than a week, or worsen at any point, you should be re evaluated. ...Read more

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How is head injury treated?

How is head injury treated?

Variable: Depending on type of damage to brain treatment is planned from nothing to surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma, meaning direct hits to the head, or a shockwave to the ...Read more