A skull fracture is when bone in the skull has been broken by an injury or trauma.
As the skull is very strong, it takes a lot of force to damage it.
Simple depressed fractures in neurologically intact infants are treated expectantly.
These depressed fractures heal well and smooth out with time, without elevation.
Seizure medications are recommended if the chance of developing seizures is higher than 20%.
Open fractures, if contaminated, may require antibiotics in addition to tetanus toxoid. The role of surgery is limited in the management of skull fractures.
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Most skull fractures in children are caused when children are playing. There are four main types of skull fracture: If a child has hit their head it is vital they are checked by a doctor.This site stores nothing other than an automatically generated session ID in the cookie; no other information is captured.In general, only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a web site, can be stored in a cookie.For example, the site cannot determine your email name unless you choose to type it.Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.