Head injury is a broad term that results from damage to the scalp, skull, brain and underlying tissue and blood vessels in the head. It can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head, or can be moderate to severe in nature due to a concussion, deep cut or open wound, fractured skull bone(s), or from internal bleeding and damage to the brain1. Depending on the extent of head trauma, head injuries are also known as brain injury or traumatic brain injury. According to the health service executive Ireland data 90% of patients who presented with head injuries suffered minor injuries, among these 40-50% are children.1 Children usually experienced minor injuries due to their high energy level and less sense of danger. Head injury is one of the most common cause of disability and death in adults.
Published Date: 2021-09-07;