What types of head injuries are there?

There are several types of head injuries and each injury is treated in a different manner. They are:

  • Concussion – may cause memory loss, temporary lack of awareness, confusion and/or disorientation
  • Cerebral contusion – contusion to the cerebellum, the part of the brain at the back of the skull that coordinates/regulates muscular activity
  • Skull fracture – may be invisible or may be seen as bruising, bleeding, swelling
  • Intracranial hemorrhage – bleeding/blood clots inside the skull that damage the brain

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