Talk:Head injury

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Grade 3 concussion?[edit]

What's a grade 3 concussion? (It is used in the article Donald Brashear which links to concussion which redirects here. Is this terminology common enough that it should be explained in the article? RJFJR 05:14, Apr 9, 2005 (UTC)


If this where "concussion" links, probably it should have some information about concussions. 14:01, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)


I have tagged this article for cleanup because it continually confuses head injury (which may or may not involve brain injury) with brain injury. I think the brain injury-specific parts should be moved to the traumatic brain injury page and links left on this page. The article is also disorganized and contains scraps of information belonging in an array of other pages. Plus there are no references, even for the numerical figures.--Delldot 16:20, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

I've done some work on the article since posting this and removed the tag, though if you think it still needs work you might put the tag back on. Delldot 03:28, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

fix to concussion recommendations[edit]

There was a typo in the concussion recommendations; the recommendation for second time type II was repeated twice. I fixed this to show recommendations for type III and did some research to get data for the recommendation. Such recommendations seem to be "all over the map," however.


This article has been the subject of some major vandalism, and it seems that people were reverting back to bad versions. (What the hell does "sitting on a cough" mean?). The main vandal has been blocked, and I've reverted to a pre-madness version. It's possible that a genuine edit or two has been lost so this is a headsup for those of you who frequent this page to trawl through the edit history. Cheers. --kingboyk 02:26, 7 March 2006 (UTC)


I'm concerned that there's some redundancy between this article and Traumatic brain injury. I'm not sure a merge would be a good idea, since they're not exactly the same thing (head injury can include injuries that aren't to the brain, like scalp injuries). However, it does seem like a bit of a problem to have two separate articles with so much duplicate info. I'd suggest paring head injury down and linking to TBI for brain-related cases, but people are going to keep adding stuff to head injury since it's the more common phrase. Any suggestions? delldot | talk 22:59, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

I've added a hidden message at the top of the article in the edit window per this concern. Let me know if there's a problem with this. delldot | talk 17:28, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
Here in North American from an ER point of view we divide this condition into minor head injury and moderate / severe head injury. This is done based on the patients GCS. This distinction then determines the future management approach. This article does not currently reflect this distinction. Also peads and adult head injuries are often viewed separately.
Some discussion of the CT head rules would also be useful.

Doc James (talk) 13:57, 6 December 2008 (UTC)


In the UK the management of head injury is determined to a large extent by NICE guidelines. JFW | T@lk 19:51, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Head vs brain injury[edit]

Everyone who has suffered a head injury has suffered a potential traumatic brain injury. One then goes about ruling a significant brain injury either in or out based on ones exam and the appropriate use of imaging / observation.

This page still need a fair bit of work to reflect this.--Doc James (talk) 14:18, 6 December 2008 (UTC)