Types of Head Injury

What is a diffuse axonal injury?

A diffuse axonal injury is caused by a shaking or rotation of the head that causes the brain to move within the skull.  Nerve tissue is torn or sheared (thus, these are also called shearing injuries)and the brain may release chemicals that cause more injury. It’s common in car accidents and can occur without a […]

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What is the difference between a closed head injury and an open head injury?

A closed head injury is one where there has been no penetration of the skull […]

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What are the causes of Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI)?

There are various causes of ABI such as a blocked airway, drowning accident, a crushed chest, an electrical accident, such as electrocution or being struck by lightning and lead exposure […]

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What is a Coup-Contrecoup injury?

This type of injury has contusions on opposite sides of the brain […]

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What is an acquired brain injury (ABI)?

An acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is one that happens after birth […]

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What is a focal injury?

A focal injury is an injury to one part of the brain leaving the other parts intact.

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