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What are the causes of a head injury?
By definition, trauma is required to cause a head injury, but that trauma does not necessarily need to be violent. Falling down a few steps or falling into a hard object may be enough to cause damage. Motor vehicle crashes account for
about 17% of traumatic brain injuries, while 35% are from falls. The majority of head injuries occur in males.
Penetrating head injuries describe those situations in which the injury occurs due to a projectile, for example a bullet, or when an object is impaled though the skull into the brain.
Closed head injuries refer to injuries in which no lacerations are present.
The brain may also be injured without a direct blow to the skull. The head sits on the neck allowing it to shake, causing the brain to slosh inside the skull and become injured.