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What is head trauma?

What is head trauma?

Head trauma: An external force is applied to the head that causes injury to the skull, face, and brain. In a car accident the force can be acceleration-deceleration. Or the force can be external such as being hit by someone. Or a myriad of other injurious causes. ...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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Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after head trauma?

What is recovery like after head trauma?

Depends: Depends on severity of injury , mild thing is concussion which is quick recovery within few days , to the extent of months to years with severe head injury which some of them are fatal. ...Read more

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What can they do for head trauma victims?

Evaluate then treat: Initial evaluation is to determine if there is a condition needing neurosurgical intervention. Next comes supportive care in the hospital. Assessment for increased intracranial pressure that requires treatment is evaluated. On discharge, rehabilitation services are available for residual deficits. ...Read more

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How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

How much head trauma does it take to get t.B.I.?

Just very little: Tbi is a broad expression for a trauma to the skull/brain. A tbi can vary from a small bump of the head causing a brain injury to severe accidents causing skull fractures, brain swelling and massive damage. I would consider any even small trauma to the head a tbi. ...Read more

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How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more

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What should be done for blunt trauma to the head?

What should be done for blunt trauma to the head?

ER : Er evaluation. Of course it depends on the details and force of the trauma. But if there is significant pain, particularly in association with any nausea, vomiting, confusion or disorientation would need urgent evaluation for concussion at minimum, internal bleed as worst case scenario. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

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

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What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

What can cause the loss of multiple senses after suffering head trauma?

Multiple areas : Multiple areas of the brain are injured in a traumatic brain injury and this can affect different senses depending on which of the nerve pathways of the individual special sense is affected. ...Read more