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Assessing skull fracture injuries

People living in Arizona might find it helpful to understand more about how skull fractures are diagnosed and treated. These types of injuries may occur in a car crash or any other incident that involves a forceful blow to the skull. Physicians may be able to identify a skull fracture injury by conducting a physical examination, but a comprehensive diagnosis may require the use of more sophisticated tools.

A thorough exam may help an accident victim understand more about the nature and extent of the injury. An MRI or X-ray may be an effective method for discovering more about a skull fracture. Despite blunt force being the only cause of these injuries, several different types of skull fractures have been found in accident victims. The MRI produces an image of soft tissue and bone, enabling the physician to observe damage inflicted on the brain and skull.

The X-ray allows the physician to see beyond soft tissue and view any damage to the bones. However, the most commonly used diagnostic tool used for assessing skull fractures is the CAT or CT scan. This scan provides physicians with a 3-D image that creates the clearest view of any trauma inflicted on the brain. Medication or surgery is typically the recommended treatment for skull fractures, depending on the severity of the injury. In order to reduce the risks of suffering a skull fracture, Arizona residents are advised to use the appropriate safety equipment or protective attire.

People who suffer a skull fracture caused by someone else may find it helpful to consult a lawyer. Legal counsel might be able to assess the circumstances leading to the injury in an effort to identify any parties who are liable for the damages. Lawyers typically assist accident victims attempting to recover compensation for any economic or noneconomic hardships related to the personal injury.

Source: Healthline, "Skull Fractures", Mary Ellen Ellis, December 20, 2014

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