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Personal Injury Medical Terms Part VI – Traumatic Brain Injuries (H-Z) - Jones Law Group

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By: Heath C. Murphy +Personal Injury

This is the final part in my Personal Injury Medical Terms Glossary. I hope that those of you that have taken the time to read this have found it helpful. If anyone has suggestions for words which I have omitted, please send me an Email.

Hypoxic Brain Injury

Hypoxic brain injuries occur when the brain is partially deprived of oxygen. The most common causes of hypoxia are near drowning, choking and strangulation. The level of permanent damage is dependent upon the time for which the brain was deprived of oxygen.

Linear Skull Fracture

A linear skull fracture is a break in a cranial bone resembling a thin line, without splintering, depression, or distortion of bone. A skull fracture will be accompanied by a concussion or other more serious injuries to the brain.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A mild traumatic brain injury is classified as an injury that results in a loss of consciousness and/or confusion/disorientation that lasts for a period of less than 30 minutes. Even though it is called a mild traumatic brain injury the long lasting and permanent effects on the injured person and their family can be truly devastating.

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

A moderate traumatic brain injury is a term used when a person experiences changes in brain function for longer than a few minutes following trauma. Symptoms may similar to a mild TBI, but the symptoms do not go away or may even get worse.

Open Head Brain Injury

As the name implies, an open head brain injury, sometimes called a penetrating brain injury, results when an object penetrates the brain. An easy example of an open head brain injury is a gun shot to the head. However, open head wounds can be expected to occur as a result of a slip and fall, a car accident, a motorcycle accident, a bicycle accident or a pedestrian accident. In an accident situation, it will likely be caused by a blow to the head and be called a skull fracture, in which a piece of the skull bone penetrates the brain. Survivors of an open head brain injury are very likely to have long term cognitive losses and other medical issues such as post-traumatic epilepsy.

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

A severe traumatic brain injury is defined a brain injury resulting from trauma in which a loss of consciousness for a period of more than 30 minutes and a Glasgow Coma Score between 9 and 12. Severe brain injuries will cause permanent cognitive impairments, as well as issues with vision, speech and hearing. Emotional disorders are also common effects of severe traumatic brain injuries.

Simple Skull Fracture

A simple fracture is a break in the bone without damage to the skin. A skull fracture will be accompanied by a concussion or other more serious injuries to the brain.

Skull Fracture

The skull is a very sturdy and comprised of 8 bones which protect the brain. However, the impact of a slip and fall, a car accident, a motorcycle accident, a bicycle accident or a pedestrian accident can actually break the skull. A skull fracture will be accompanied by a concussion or other more serious injuries to the brain.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is an injury to brain which causes either temporary or permanent changes in the manner in which the brain functions. It can range from a classification of mild to severe.

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