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Spinal Cord Injury Virtual Reality Treatment

Spinal Cord Injury Virtual Reality Treatment

Spinal Cord Injury Virtual Reality Treatment –  There has been a major push in the medical field to develop new diagnostic and treatment recommendations for spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Even though advances have been made in other areas of medicine, spinal cord injuries still have the potential to cause significant long-term, permanent complications. For many families every year, these are an unfortunate reality. According to some statistics released by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC):

  • There are close to 18,000 new spinal cord injuries that occur every year.

Blood Vessel Trauma Following Rib Fractures

Blood Vessel Trauma Following Rib Fractures

Blood Vessel Trauma Following Rib Fractures – The ribs serve as an essential structure in the body. They protect the vital organs that sit inside the chest, which include the heart, the lungs, the aorta, and the esophagus. Even though the ribs provide some protection, they are still prone to injury. According to statistics published about bone fractures in the Journal of Injury: 

  • During the study period, about 5,000 bone fractures in a hospital were recorded.

Rib Fractures Cause Nerve Damage 

Rib Fractures Cause Nerve Damage 

Rib Fractures Cause Nerve Damage – When people are involved in a traumatic accident, there are several different injuries that they might sustain. Some of these are bone fractures, which can occur from both penetrating and blunt trauma. For those involved in a car accident, rib fractures are a particularly important concern. People can break their ribs when their chest impacts the steering wheel or the dashboard. This can have numerous other health consequences that must be addressed. According to a research paper published a few years ago by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine:

  • The most commonly sustained thoracic injury sustained in a car accident is a rib fracture.

Pediatric Cranial Decompression 

Pediatric Cranial Decompression

Pediatric Cranial Decompression – When children suffer a traumatic injury, it is always a serious issue. Traumatic injuries can span the spectrum from minor cuts and scrapes to traumatic brain injuries, which are particularly severe. It is essential for everyone to understand some of the basics regarding brain injuries because they are more serious than many people realize. According to statistics published by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA):

  • In the United States alone, close to 500,000 children between the ages of 0 and 14 years of age visit an emergency room due to concerns about a traumatic brain injury.

Groin Tear in Auto Accidents

Groin Tear in Auto Accidents

Groin Tear in Auto Accidents – Unfortunately, car accidents are a widespread occurrence in the United States and many people can sustain serious injuries as a result of them. Some people may have to spend time in a hospital, wind up with long-term complications, and lives can be changed forever as a result of serious accidents. Some of the statistics that have been published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)include:

  • In the United States there were close to 33,000 people killed in car accidents in 2014.

Thyroid Hormone Following Brain Injury

Thyroid Hormone Following Brain Injury

Thyroid Hormone Following Brain Injury. Traumatic brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries that someone can suffer. Most people associate their brain with their consciousness, identity, and personality. Furthermore, the neurons of the brain do not regenerate after they suffer a serious injury. Because of this, brain injuries have the potential to lead to severe, permanent injuries or even death. According to statistics that have been published by Neuro Skills:

  • Around 7,000 people visit an emergency room every day because of concerns that they have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Adrenal Shock Following Trauma

Adrenal Shock Following Trauma

Adrenal Shock Following Trauma. The abdomen is home to many different vital organs such as the liver, pancreas, and adrenal glands. There are numerous ways that these organs can become injured and one of these is through trauma. Recently, a research paper was published in the Journal of Analytical Research and Clinical Medicine. The researchers found that:

  • At a local hospital over a period of two years, several hundred people visited the emergency room with blunt abdominal trauma.

Quadriceps Rupture Injuries

Quadriceps Rupture Injuries

Quadriceps Rupture Injuries – An auto accident can happen at any time. While some accidents lead to relatively minor injuries, severe injuries can lead to life-long complications or even death. Some statistics published by Driver Knowledge include:

  • Close to 15 percent of people do not wear their seat belt at all while in a car.

Traumatic Bile Duct Rupture

Traumatic Bile Duct Rupture

Traumatic Bile Duct Rupture. The abdomen serves a variety of important functions in the human body. Home to the liver, the spleen, the stomach, the kidneys, and the intestines, the functions are complex and require a delicate balance to provide the nutrition to all of the different organs in the body. Unfortunately, unlike the chest, the abdomen is not protected by a bony rib cage. This means that the organs are prone to severe injury in a traumatic accident. According to statistics published in the Journal of Trauma and Injury:

  • Over a period of four years, a study was conducted looking at a network of hospitals.

Cervical Artery Dissection Treatment Options

Cervical Artery Dissection Treatment Options

Cervical Artery Dissection Treatment Options. The head and neck region is a vulnerable area of the body because it does not have the same bony protection that many other areas of the body have; however, the neck is also home to numerous structures that are vital to life.

Injuries to the blood vessels can range markedly in severity. Many people don’t realize that most traumatic injuries actually do injure small blood vessels just under the skin called capillaries; however, injuries to other blood vessels can be more severe. The cervical artery is an artery that runs near the spine and supplies blood such as oxygen and nutrients to the various tissues that need it. Recently, a review article was published that details just how the cervical artery is damaged. Based on an extensive review of their medical records, the most common mechanism of injury was in an auto accident. When people are involved in an auto accident, their head and neck can fly forward and strike the steering wheel or dashboard. This shearing force can tear the walls of the cervical artery, leading to a potentially serious injury. It could even result in a wrongful death if someone bleeds out.

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