Trauma to the Nervous System
Head trauma is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood and adolescence. Children are active and attempt to explore and master their environment, but have poorly developed motor skills and limited judgment. Although adolescents have better developed motor skills, the other factors increasing the risk of injury are still operative. When these behavioral characteristics are associated with the use of motor vehicles, and often alcohol and other drugs, the chances of suffering a serious injury obviously become greatly increased.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Spinal Cord Injury Head Trauma Skull Fracture Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
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