Traumatic brain injury in children
For the best possible quality of lifeIn Germany, half of all patients with a traumatic brain injury are under the age of 25. Contrary to the opinion that you need to protect young people in this situation as much as possible, it is much more important to start early rehabilitation as soon as possible. This is the only way to prevent traumatic brain injury consequences, i.e. later disabilities.
Our experienced consultants and therapists at Schoen Clinic specialise in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries in children. They work intensively with your child to restore its physical and mental functions, as well as to prevent any subsequent consequences.
Causes & symptoms
Causes of traumatic brain injury in childrenIn cases of traumatic brain injury, an injury is caused to the brain with or without simultaneous injury to the bones of the skull. The causes of this may be road traffic accidents, falls, but also child abuse.
Traumatic brain injury: Symptoms and possible impacts in childrenTraumatic brain injury can have a wide range of impacts on the child. They include loss of consciousness, skull fractures or neurological deficits such as hemiparesis.
Diagnosis: How we diagnose traumatic brain injury in childrenOnce your child has been treated at the acute assessment centre and undergone intensive medical care, they will come to our rehabilitation centre.
Here, we will undertake extensive clinical investigations. An electroencephalogram (EEG) will allow us to measure the brain's electrical activity, enabling us to spot any generalised changes or covert signs of epilepsy. If surgery to the skull bone is necessary, we also carry out a CT scan. During the course of the rehabilitation programme, we often also carry out an MRI scan in order to document the full extent of the injury.