Brain Injury

Brain Injury

When the brain is hurt, it is called a brain injury. Any trauma that leads to an injury of the scalp, skull, or brain is called a head injury. In a closed head injury, the brain is hurt when it smashes into the inside of the skull when the moving head suddenly stops. In a penetrating head injury, a fast-moving object breaks through the skull and enters the brain.

Topics about brain injuries in children, include:

  • coma
  • concussion
  • epidural hematoma
  • post concussion syndrome
  • skull fracture
  • subdural hematoma

More information

Concussion in a Child 3 Years Old or Older - English | Spanish

Head Injury - English | Spanish

How Children Wake Up from Brain Injury - English | Spanish

MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging - English | Spanish

Returning to Organized Athletic Activity after a Concussion - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information: - Brain Injury Association of America

Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Head and Brain Injuries - U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

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