This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Relationships After TBI. Hugh Rawlins, TBI Survivor, discusses His Divot.

This is my, what I call my divot. And it’s called my badge. What this is is they take out a piece of the skull after an injury to let the brain swell so that it doesn’t cause more damage. And they put it in the freezer in the hospital and it takes about three months usually before the brain goes back into position enough for them to put it back in. So they give you another operation, but this one isn’t affecting your brain, and they put that back in and there’s 22 screws, titanium, but you don’t have to worry the air lines is fine. I haven’t had any problems with it. So as I say I can say I’m the only one with a screw loose and a hole in my head.

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