Unlike most bones in your body, your skull doesn’t have bone marrow. This makes the skull very strong and difficult to break. A broken skull is unable to absorb the impact of a blow, making it more likely that there’ll also be damage to your brain.
A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone, or the skull. There are many types of skull fractures, but one major cause: an impact to the head strong enough to break the bone. An injury to the brain can also accompany the fracture, but that’s not always the case.
A fracture isn’t always easy to see. However, symptoms that can indicate a fracture include:
- swelling and tenderness around the area of impact
- facial bruising
- bleeding from the nostrils or ears
Treatment depends on the severity of the fracture. Pain medication may be the only treatment necessary in mild fractures while neurosurgery may be necessary for more serious injuries.
RecoverWell’s Head Injury Lawyers have specific experience in dealing with skull fracture injuries. Let us put this experience to work for you. Phone 1 (844) 512-4098 or use the contact form on this page to book a FREE consultation now.
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