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Small child, traumatic brain injury, fell into coma, regained consciousness. Metal plates in head required?

Hi! my 15 month old nephew was in a car accident which occurred 7 months ago. he had open traumatic brain injury . after 12 hour surgery, trepanation, coma he survived. he seems very healthy nowadays. yesterday we were asked a question : do we want to have plates protecting his head from future injuries or some kind of gel filling . we don not know anything about it. he s 22 months old right now. what should we choose and should we do it at all.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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its dr vivek
since your nephew is now 22 month old only .
and he had survive well after head injury
most of children had recurrent history of fall , injury during fighting etc
plate protecting and gel will be definitley benificial to protect from head injury .
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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