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Split in the eyebrows, inch long open cut, swollen cheekbone, had affected vision and memory for a short while after accident. Should we head to emergency?

My partner had a bike accident and landed on his head. He has split his eyebrow and has an open cut about an inch long and a swollen cheekbone. He wasnt knocked out completely, although he did have trouble getting up and his vison was affected for a short time after. He also had no recollection of what had happened and was quite confused for a while. He is an extremely fit and healthy 30 year old with no other health problems. Should he go to accident and emergency?
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Hi there,

As what you have described, i think there was a short episode of transient memory loss which could signify brain trauma. Any head injury that results to a some sort of mental status alteration should be treated as an emergency case that needs further invistigation. Have him do a cranial ct scan to be sure that he suffers no brain injury. And have him cleared by a neurologist.

Please give feedback, thank you.

Dr. Eric
Answered: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
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