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Head Trauma

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Head trauma can be the result of a fall from a ladder, a fall off a roof or building, from a vehicle collision, or from any type collision that would cause blunt force trauma to the head like playing sports such as baseball, football, socker, or any type contact sport.

The head trauma death rate of patients across the nation has a high percentage rate in cities, counties, and interstate highways and the cause of the death rate being so high is because the increasing amount of vehicle collisions that result in some type of head trauma or could result in what is called a trauma death.

The head usually has hair, scalp, skull, fibrous coverings, human brain tissue, cerebrospinal fluid, and vascular compartments.

The scalp is the protective covering for the skull and the scalp bleeds freely when it is struck or cut.

The skull is the protective covering or shell that helps to keep the brain from suffering different types of trauma inflicted to the head that would affect the brain.

The fibrous coverings is called human brain tissue that include cerebrospinal fluid, and blood.

Cerebral Herniation Syndrome can be cause by blunt force trauma to the head causing the brain to swell, decreased level of consciousness, coma, life threatening situation, and could result in a trauma death because of what is called a acute epidural or subdural hemorrhage.

Head trauma injuries that affect the brain and usually cause a trauma death are a posterior basilar skull fracture, anterior basilar skull fracture, and a abnormal flexor response or a extensor response.

A posterior basilar skull fracture is found behind the ear of a patient and looks like a bruise, this is what is called battle signs.

A anterior basilar skull fracture is found on the eye lids of a patient and looks like the person has two black eyes, this is what is called raccoon eyes.

Abnormal flexor response or a extensor response are both signs of posturing or stiffness of the arms, hands, legs, feet, or neck and are symptoms of severe brain injury and signs of deep cerebral herniation.

If you see a person who has suffered any type head trauma and has a altered mental status level of consciousness or does not respond to pinching or voice commands, you should to call 911 because the head trauma that person suffered could result in a head trauma death.