Injuries, Wound and Trauma
- Q What causes an anoxic brain injury?
An anoxic brain injury occurs when a brain injury or certain kinds of disease processes deprive the brain of oxygen. When this oxygen deprivation occurs, brain cells can start to die within five minutes. This causes a whole host of problems, including... Full Answer
- Q What is a sprain?
A sprain is an injury that happens when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments are the fibers that connect your bones to one another within a joint. Sprains are usually caused when you force a joint into a painful and harmful position. The most... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my sprain on a daily basis?
Usually, sprains will take several weeks to fully heal. During this time, try to rest your injured muscle as much as possible. If necessary, use crutches or a cane to avoid putting weight on a sprained ankle or knee. It's also important to continue icing... Full Answer