Around 1.4 million people will attend emergency departments in England and Wales each year with a head injury complaint, of which, around 200,000 will be admitted to hospital. Head injury severity can range from mild to severe, with a wide spectrum of symptoms and outcomes. Head injury can pose a difficult challenge to clinicians due to the unknown amount of damage caused to the brain from the impact. In this section we will cover the pathophysiology of head injury and what a clinician needs to look out for.
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