Head Injury

Head injuries in children

Head injuries are very common in children and teenagers due to falls, car or bike accidents, and sports injuries. Most head injuries are not serious and do not cause any long-term problems. Sometimes a child will have a head injury that causes damage to his or her brain. A concussion is a type of brain injury that is mild and usually does not need treatment. More serious brain injuries are rare, but they require immediate medical help when they do occur.

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