The human skull is an extremely important part of the body. As the first line of defense for the brain, the skull is responsible for shielding the brain from everyday dangers. However, a sufficiently strong impact can fracture or even penetrate the skull entirely, often leading to severe neurological problems.
Types of Skull Fracture
A skull fracture is a break in the cranial bones of the skull. Such fractures are often accompanied by an injury to the brain. Although it is normally quite difficult to damage the skull, a severe blow can result in fracture. There are four main types of skull fractures:
- Simple Fracture: Occurs when the bone is broken but the surrounding skin is unharmed
- Linear Skull Fracture: A break in the bone resembling a thin line, no splintering, no depression, no distortion of bone.
- Depressed Skull Fracture: A break in which the bone is pushed inward towards the brain.
- Compound Fracture: Occurs when the skin is punctured and cranial bone is splintered.
Symptoms of a skull fracture are similar to those of a brain injury, they include:
- stiff neck
- may be a bump or bruise at trauma site
Because of the skull’s proximity to the brain, any fracture to the skull can cause serious damage to the brain itself. It is crucial that anyone with such an injury get expert medical care. Unfortunately, treatment of these injuries can cause a tremendous financial strain. If the injury resulted from the negligent actions of another party, it is important that the individual be held responsible.
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