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What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

Depends: If someone has an emergency surgery due to trauma or a brain hemorrhage and has either recurrent bleeding or bleeding in another area or is on anticoagulants, it would be considered a complication of the surgery and due to the initial pathology. ...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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Will a medical injury disqualify me from the airlines?

Will a medical injury disqualify me from the airlines?

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

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When should i see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?

When should i see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?

Depends: 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.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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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?

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 more

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Could a level III trauma center operate on a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

Could a level III trauma center operate on a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

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

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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

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How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

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 more

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Doctors! what activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

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

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Can you get a ACL injury outside of sports injuries?

Can you get a ACL injury outside of sports injuries?

Yes: Any kind of twisting, cutting, pivoting, hyper extension, deceleration, etc type of mechanism can cause an acl injury. It does not have to happen during sports. ...Read more

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Could a motorcyclist get a whiplash injury or would he just fall of the bike?

Could a motorcyclist get a whiplash injury or would he just fall of the bike?

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

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Is it possible to contract a permanent brain injury from running into a car with a bad driver?

Is it possible to contract a permanent brain injury from running into a car with a bad driver?

Yes.: Our brain is the most delicate of our organs. It has limited ability to heal from an injury. One of the most common ways to injure your brain is during a car accident. If you have concerns, you should be evaluated by your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus occur as a result of a "whiplash" injury resulting from a car accident?

Can tinnitus occur as a result of a "whiplash" injury resulting from a car accident?

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 more

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When would an occupational injury not considered a worksman compensation injury?

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 more

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Can you get a ACL injury from any sports?

Can you get a ACL injury from any sports?

Yes: Most acl tears occur through noncontact activity. Any sport where you are on your feet and use you knees may predispose you to an acl tear. ...Read more

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Can you recover 100% from a hand injury?

Can you recover 100% from a hand injury?

Depends: Many hand injuries can have a 100% recovery, but it all depends on the severity and the actual diagnosis. Often times, it may take some time, even over a year, for the hand to recover. ...Read more

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What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

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 more

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Can someone who experienced a mild tbi (traumatic brain injury) join the military?

Can someone who experienced a mild tbi (traumatic brain injury) join the military?

Depends: Usually most patients with a mild tbi make a full recovery. Whether or not they may join the military and in what capacity depends on whether there are any residual neurological deficits that would impede their ability to serve. ...Read more

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