Short Tilte:Severe penetrating head injury: A study of outcomes
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):01, 82, 3, 306-310
Study examining the demographics and functional outcomes of persons who require inpatient rehabilitation for severe penetrating head injury resulting from a gunshot wound to the head. Data were collected prospectively for 27 individuals with severe penetrating head injuries at a trauma center and a rehabilitation hospital traumatic brain injury (TBI) unit. Results show that participants were demographically similar to other groups at high risk for violent injury. Those who survived to receive inpatient rehabilitation showed functional improvement sufficient to allow discharge to a private residence.