Head Injury: Head injury can be defined as any alteration in mental or physical functioning that is caused due to a blow to the head. Traumatic head injuries are a major cause of death, and disability.
Causes of Head Injury
Head injury may occur when direct or indirect force is applied to the head due to any of the following:
Signs and symptoms of Head Injury The symptoms of head injury not only depend upon its cause but they are also different for different locations and may include any of the following:
A thorough and careful examination of the patient including cognitive testing is most important in case of head injury. Apart from this, following diagnostic procedures are performed to conclude the damage caused by head injury:
Management of Head Injury
Management of head injury specifically depend upon the patient condition and findings from the physical and diagnostic testing. It may include following or more:
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