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Ideal treatment for depressed open skull fractures?

Ideal treatment for depressed open skull fractures?

Surgery: An open, depressed skull fracture may require surgery. A ct scan can be used to help the neurosurgeon determine proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Could a depressed skull fracture lead to severe blood loss?

Bleeds in brain: Depressed skull fracture is an acute emergency that needs evaluation treatment immediately. Depressed skull fracture can cause bleeding inside the brain and depending on the site of injury can cause heavy bleeding. But the real danger is in brain damage by sunken pieces of the bone causing brain damage. Apart from immediate effects of injury it can cause long term changes in mood & behavior. ...Read more

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Is craniotomy and elevation of fracture of skull bone done in depressed fractures.

Is craniotomy and elevation of fracture of skull bone done in depressed fractures.

Good question: 1. Depends on the extent of depression and compression on brain 2. Also depends on location: cosmesis, in front of hair line etc. 3. Also if there is associated soft tissue injury that is concerning, like a open laceration above the fracture. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm depressed fracture involving lateral tibial plateau, grade-iii tear involving anterior horn of lateral miniscus?

What to do if i'm depressed fracture involving lateral tibial plateau, grade-iii tear involving anterior horn of lateral miniscus?

Find activities: To engage in while you are laid up. Enjoy the company of others. And above all else, comply with your orthopedic surgeons directions. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a pars fracture to heal after 6 months of being misdiagnosed. It was unilateral now it bi. Very depressed. I'm to young for this.22?

Is it possible for a pars fracture to heal after 6 months of being misdiagnosed. It was unilateral now it bi. Very depressed. I'm to young for this.22?

Yes, can heal: Yes, your body can heal a fracture but you will need a brace for a time. Also you will need to temporarily stop the activity associated with the fracture, such as athletics -- so that healing can evolve. Please discuss with your orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab physician. If depressed, you may need treatment for this also -- your doctor can help you get this assistance. ...Read more

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How's a depressed skull fracture treated?

How's a depressed skull fracture treated?

Surgery or nothing: As a rule of thumb - if the amount of depression is more than the thickness of the skull then the fracture should be elevated. In cosmetic areas, e.g. The forehead where any amount of depression stands out the indication for surgery can be earlier. Open wounds over the fracture and bone injuring the underlying brain also require surgery. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have a depressed skull fracture..What should I do?

Seek urgent: Medical evaluation if you have symptoms or signs consistent with a depressed skull fracture. ...Read more

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I had a forceps birth and got a ping pong fracture which left me with a depression on left parietal bone, is it possible that i suffered brain damage?

I had a forceps birth and got a ping pong fracture which left me with a depression on left parietal bone, is it possible that i suffered brain damage?

Ping pong fracture: Ping pong fractures are not uncommon and most resolve on their own. It is rare that any brain damage is associated with these types of fractures. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more