Dating skull fractures


18-Jul-2017 21:37

However, despite the range of protective equipment available, a blow to the head or skull fracture is sometimes unavoidable.Skull fractures can be of two different types: If the skull fracture is severe, the soft tissue (which includes muscles, tendons, skin and nerves) neighbouring the skull can be damaged.Thus, the aetiological diagnosis has major medical, social, and legal implications.

Other complications may include non-union, where the fractured bone fails to heal or mal-union, where the fractured bone heals in a deformed manner.The blood coagulates to form a blood clot situated between the broken fragments.Within a few days, blood vessels grow into the jelly-like matrix of the blood clot.Fractures occurring after the neonate is discharged home may be due to accidental falls related to clumsiness on the part of the carers.



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