Millions of people suffer from head injuries every year. Use the Head Injury Web Guide to learn more about different types of head injury, including common head injuries such as concussion, cerebral contusion, skull fractures and hematomas.
When the scalp, skull or brain is injured, it is commonly labeled a head injury. Find out more about head injury basics and how head injuries are classified.
- When searching online for information on head injuries, be sure to try several different search terms for the best results: Brain injury, head injury, traumatic brain injury and head trauma are good general search terms to use.
provides a basic overview of head injury, explaining causes and symptoms. You’ll also get guidelines for first aid and a list of things to avoid doing when caring for someone with a head injury.
offers a more technical introduction to head injury. Find information on symptoms, prognosis, diagnosis and treatment, as well as guidance on how to recognize a serious head injury.
Although most concussions are mild, all concussions injure your brain. Like any injury, concussions ... read more »
A cerebral contusion is a bruise on the brain. Learn what happens when ... read more »
A skull fracture is when the skull (cranial bones) surrounding the brain ... read more »
An intracranial hematoma is a blood clot on the brain’s surface ... read more »
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