Is Craniotomy Surgery Necessary After a Brain Injury?
What is a Craniotomy?
Craniotomy is a surgical operation that opens the cranium and then a bone flap is temporarily removed from the skull to access the brain. Craniotomies are performed on patients suffering from brain lesions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A severe blow to the head in a motor vehicle accident may cause a hemorrhage or hematoma in the brain, which calls for immediate surgery to stop the bleeding.
This is common in motorcycle accidents. For instance, if a motorcyclist gets side-railed by a vehicle attempting to change lanes, it could cause the biker to lose control of his bike and hit the pavement. Motorcyclists wear very little protection and in severe cases, even a helmet is not enough. If the biker sustains severe injuries to the head, he may need to undergo craniotomy.
Craniotomy is a serious surgical operation to the brain that comes with severe risks. It may occur after a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident and needs medical attention immediately. (Image Courtesy of North County Graphics)
Risks of Surgery
With any type of surgery, there are risks. However, because the brain is such a delicate organ, even the slightest amount of surgery on any one area may cause problems with speech, memory, muscle weakness, balance, vision, coordination, or other functions.
Call Jurewitz Law Group Today
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident in San Diego in which a brain injury occurred, contact the San Diego personal injury attorneys at the Jurewitz Law Group. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have short-term or long-term consequences, and many patients never fully recover. Call our law office at (888) 233-5020 so you can get the compensation you need.
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