Fractured skull or concussion. Which is more common in motocross?

Concussion. Motorcross i s more likely to be a source of concussions.
Concussion. Concussion is probably the most common major injury in motocross. With helmets an essential part of motocross, skull fractures are extremely rare.

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How common is a skull fracture with a small concussion?

2 separate entities. But related. U can have a concussion which by definition means a period of LOC. A blow 2 the head with even a small skull fx would also B considered a concussion, or TBI ( traumatic brain injury). Read more...

How do I know if it is a fractured skull or concussion?

Definitions. A cerebral concussion is head trauma associated with loss of consciousness, amnesia or a combination of both. A skull fracture can be seen on a cat scan, and may or may not be associated with a concussion. Hopefully, the skull absorbs the force and there is no brain damage. Read more...

How should I know if I suffered head concussion or fractured skull?

Radiograph. Unless the skull fracture is very severe as with an object protruding into the head, you cannot diagnose a fracture without an x-ray or a cat scan. A concussion may occur with or without a loss of consciousness. The general symptoms include headache, nausea, difficulty focusing mentally, dizziness, ringing in the ears, trouble sleeping (both too much and too little). Read more...

My son got a concussion & skull fracture a week ago and is now running a fever. Should we be worried or have him looked at?

Absolutely. With the skull fracture, and depending on location and sinus entry, serious infection can occur. Read more...
Best to be safe. With concussions & skull fractures, always the concern of infection. So a fever can be worrisome. Have your son checked out by doc to r/o infxn. Read more...

Skull fracture and concussion 2 wk ago - can I still go on the cruise next week or will I be prone to seasickness?

Not advisable. I usually advise patients to avoid distant travel in the immediate period following any brain injury unless they are confident in the care they would be able to receive if there is an emergency. A cruise ship is not a good place to receive expert neurological care if there is a brain injury. Seasickness is not the primary concern here. Read more...

What's the difference between a concussion and basiclar skull fracture. Also does a drip always in back of throat normal with concussion?

Concussion v BSFx. A concussion happens when the brain is rocked(shook) in the cranial cavity. A basilar skull fracture is when the bones at the base of skull actually get fractured. People will have a bruise behind the ear or bruising around both eyes. The drip at the back of the nose could be a Cerebral Spinal fluid leak if it is salty constant and associated with headaches. Check with your doctor. Read more...

I have a "black eye" resulting from my concussion and basal skull fracture previously described. How long before my "black eye" goes away?

About a month. Depends on volume of bruising and absorption. Blacken, then green, then yellow then gone like most bruises. Some local heating pad use may quicken the resorption. Read more...
Up to 4-6 weeks. Depending on how much blood leaked into your eye socket, it may take your body up to 4-6 weeks to clear that blood out of there. If only a little bit of blood is present, it may clear up within a week or two. Read more...

My bf had a skull fracture 2 weeks ago (with a concussion and hematoma) we recently had sex and he's extremely dizzy in and doesn't remember things.

No more sex... The treatment for a concussion is ABSOLUTELY no activity until he is symptom free. The dizziness is still a symptom of the concussion. He should have a thorough evaluation by someone knowledgeable about concussions, and follow the appropriate restrictions unril all symptoms have cleared. A few weeks of brain rest now will avoid months of possible symptoms. See a good doctor ASAP. Read more...
May be "normal" There can be a number of problems after a head injury that are expected and "normal". Things take time and I would typically recommend seeing a specialist or multidisciplinary clinic for concussion to help out. Read more...

Skull fracture and concussion last week. Now running a fever. Complained of a "funny" salty taste in his mouth last night. Could it be meningitis?

Not yet. If meningitis, will display severe headache, stiff neck, and perhaps fairly high temperature with likely nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and perhaps delirium. However, this funny taste raises question of cerebro-spinal fluid leak which could be associated with fracture of cribriform plate at base of brain need to assess all of this just to be safe. Read more...
Skull fracture. The combination of a fever and a salty taste in the mouth could be a spinal fluid leak from the fracture. This could be a very serious situation and needs to be evaluate right away by a physician or at least in the er. Read more...