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Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion count as tbi (traumatic brain injury) for military enlistment purposes?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Not much: If no other sx-ice frequently and patience. They will go away. ...Read more
Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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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