Approximately 100,000 children end up in the hospital every year for head and brain injuries due to falls, sports injuries, bike accidents, car accidents, child abuse, and more. Medical professionals used to believe that children suffering from brain injuries were more resilient in recovery because their brains would “rewire” over time.
However, mounting evidence seems to indicate that children could be even more susceptible than adults to permanent brain damage. Therefore, it’s important to have your child examined as quickly as possible after a head injury occurs, even if your child appears to be fine.
Types of brain injuries we treat include:
Symptoms of brain injuries vary, depending on the location and extent of injury to the brain, as well as the age of the child at which the injury occurred. However, some general symptoms can include, but aren’t limited to, the following:
The pediatric neurosurgeons at BSSNY provide comprehensive and compassionate care to children and adolescents who have suffered a brain injury.
Treatment for your child’s brain injury depends on the type of injury your child has. Options could include: