Concussion Topic Guide
Concussion: Concussion (an injury to the brain) can be cause by significant blunt force trauma to the head, for example, falls, car accidents, being struck in the head. Treatment of concussion depends upon the severity of the injury. Concussions can be prevented by wearing protective gear when participating in sports, and taking care that homes are free from clutter and debris that can be easily tripped over.
Cuts or Lacerations Cuts and lacerations are both terms that apply to a tear in the skin, though a laceration implies a more jagged tear. These terms do not include abrasions where the skin is scraped away, or avulsions where the skin is torn from the flesh. Cuts and lacerations must be disinfected and sutured in more serious cases. Basic first aid may be all that is necessary for more minor wounds.
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