Serious Injuries

Can you sleep after suffering a brain injury?

There’s a long-standing myth that people should not go to sleep if they have a concussion or another type of brain injury. In fact, many people over the years have been forced to stay awake, as family members or caregivers were worried that they could develop serious...

What is compartment syndrome?

When someone suffers a serious injury that involves a significant amount of physical trauma, they can sometimes develop a condition known as compartment syndrome. It is often a medical emergency and can even be fatal. It is known as acute compartment syndrome when it...

Why are brain injuries so devastating?

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are among the most devastating – and the most common – injuries that someone can suffer. TBIs are most often caused by gunshots, assaults, falls, contact sports and motor vehicle accidents. While some TBIs, like concussions, may...