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Injury From A Diving Board
What kind?: Really depends on the injury. If it limits your ability to perform the functions of your job, it very well may. Ask your ame. ...Read more
When should i see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?
If you able to carry out your usual activities and the pain is subsiding, you may watch and wait. If there is any damage to the nerves, the pain has not subsided, the bruise becomes infected, or if there is an open wound, see a doctor now.
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Should I be under the care of a trauma surgeon or a cardiologist for my heart contusion from a car accident?
Both: If you were involved in a car accident and suffered a cardiac contusion, a trauma surgeon is the best trained to rule out any further injury to other organ parts. A cardiologist should be involved to make sure you don't have any cardiac-related that needs further workup or followup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: While it may be preferable to be treated in a level 1 trauma center, most er's and hospitals can do an acceptable job if necessary. It depends on the involvement of the medical staff, and the comfort level of the facility. If they don't think they can do it, transfer quickly. ...Read more
Could getting hit in the face causing a fractured facial bone and concussion count as tbi (traumatic brain injury) for military enlistment purposes?
Possibly by MRIs: Mri technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years. Specialized sequences looking at the white fiber tracts or looking for signs of micro hemorrhages (t2-star sequences) are useful for detecting abnormalities. If the head injury is more severe clinically, there are usually more findings on mri. These may be followed over time with serial MRI scans to see if they hopefully improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors! what activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?
Exercise the brain: The brain is capable of far more plasticity than was ever thought possible. The key is persistent work at tasks that are difficult. If an arm is not working well, repeated practice will allow other parts of the brain to assume function and make the arm function better. This takes time and lots of heard work. If the therapy is easy, the chances are that it is not going to help. ...Read more
Maybe: The injury usually occurs in a car when someone is hit from behind and is restrainted by the seatbelt. That type of neck movement would be less likely on a motorcycle, but it might be possible. Neck injuries can occur in motor cycle accidents. ...Read more
Tinnitus=concussion: Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is one of the 'concussion symptoms'. The others are headache, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, amnesia and confusion. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Hope you are better soon! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Only if...: the fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show ??? ...Read more
Decision by insurer: The treating doctor will give his medical opinion on whether he determines the injury to be connected to the workplace. Then the insurer will make a determination on whether the injury will be covered by the work comp policy. If there are disagreements it is taken to the court system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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