Fractures of the Skull Face and JawA skull fracture is a very serious injury as it is often associated with some form of damage to the brain. Concussion and compression may both accompany skull fractures. If a casualty has a fracture to the bones of the face or jaw, the airway is your overwhelming priority.
Signs and symptoms of a skull fracture
Alongside these signs and symptoms consider what happened. Skull fractures may be caused by direct and heavy impact to the head or by indirect impact, for example a fall from a great height on to the feet that may have caused the force to move up the body, stopping when it hit the skull.
Does the person respond slowly to questions or commands? Is he having problems focusing?
If any of these things is present, assume a skull fracture with a potential injury to the brain.
Treating a fractured skull
How to treat fractures of the face and jaw
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