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Head Injuries The Facts

Head Injuries The Facts 1 Million People 33.5% Every 90 Seconds In the UK are living with a long-term brain injury Increase in UK head injury admissions in last decade Someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a head injury Causes of Head Injuries UK ソ 10% Sports 50% Road Traffic Accident 12% Physical Assault Falls, Trips & Slips The number of cydists killed or seriously injured in the past few years has inaeased by 11% 21% Types of Head Injuries Penetrating Closed Head A head injury that has occurred when an object, like shrapnel, enters the brain and causes damage A head injury that has occurred from a blow to the head. This could happen from a fall, car accident or sport. The Effects of Head Injuries Post-Traumatic Amnesia Communication Problems Emotional & Behavioural Effects Coma & Reduced Awareness Cognitive Effects Physical Effects Rehabilitation after a head injury Hormonal Inbalances Although Brain cells do not regenerate when they are destroyed the brain is very flexible and is able to regain some lost functions. Rehabilitation helps the brain to find new ways of working - minimising the long term effect of the injury. How do you get help with rehabilitation NHS Rehabilitation OR Private Firm Rehabilitation Funded Via: Rehabilitation occurs within NHS Local Authority Medical Insurance Compensation Claims Inpatient Community Outpatient Useful Resources for advice & help with head injuries Headway - The brain Injury Association Brainwave Brainwave Uniocking Chidren's Potential egiteedhot do The Law Society The Law Society This has been brought to you by Specter Partnership Brain Injury Group BIG Sources:,

Head Injuries The Facts

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We take a look at the causes behind head injuries, what the effect can be and what rehabilitation is available to persons suffering from a head injury. This is brought to you from www.specterpartners...




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