What Is Head Injury?
Traumatic brain injury, or more commonly called “head injury”, is a broad term that describes a variety of injuries and damage to the scalp, skull, brain and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head.
Almost everyone in his or her lifetime sustain some form of trauma to the head. Elderly, babies and those with problems such as alcohol abuse, anti-coagulants therapy are especially prone to serious consequences after a head injury. In Singapore, head injury is the leading cause of disabilities and deaths in adults under 40 years of age. As a result, it has significant impact on the brain-injured patient, family and society.
Types of Head Injury
Head injury can be mild-to-severe in nature, and damage to the brain may occur immediately at the time of injury, or develop after the injury due to swelling or further bleeding. The common types of head injury include:
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