They are presence of headache dizziness or nausea in emergency room directly following mild head injury, duration of post traumatic amnesia, dizziness or fatigue or poor vision at 2 weeks post injury
. There are some risk factors for chronic post traumatic headache.
We are of the opinion that patients who present with a delayed diaphragm hernia most likely had a missed initial diaphragm injury that occurred within the first six weeks post injury
. The initial injury presented late and if these patients were subjected to close follow-up these injuries would have been detected earlier.
At 10 weeks post injury
, rehabilitation, including shoulder stabilisation exercises and mobilisation, was commenced.
He started physical therapy consisting of joint/ soft tissue mobilization, aquatic therapy, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, infra-red light therapy, hot/ cold modalities, therapeutic exercise, functional movement of the hip, and gait training three weeks post injury
. After completing a few weeks of formal physical therapy he transitioned to home exercises as instructed.
As no other interruption was performed in the injury groups, the changes in histology, the proteoglycan profile, cell density, and FZT were caused by the puncture; these changes persisted at 8 weeks post injury
. Therefore, the puncture injury did not completely heal within an 8-week period.
Approximately 3 weeks post injury
, he presented back to the chiropractic community outreach clinic for treatment.
To be eligible for enrollment, patients had to be aged 16-65 years, have a traumatic etiology, have a Disability Rating Scale (DRS) score of 12 or greater, be unable to follow commands or communicate reliably, and be at least 4 weeks but less than 16 weeks post injury
At three weeks post injury
the patient underwent a right parietal craniotomy, dural exposure, dural repair and cranial reconstruction (Figures 3-6).
When the patient presented to our institution, at three weeks post injury
, his fracture was nonunion and angulated, and the leg was shortened by 2.5 cm (Fig.
Depressive symptoms at baseline were not associated with disability at 8 weeks, 5 months, and 12 months, but depression at 8 weeks post injury
was significantly associated with disability at 8 weeks, 5 months, and 12 months post injury.
However, the majority of patients (57) were admitted 2 to 4 weeks after injury and 85 (83 per cent) were admitted within 1 to 7 weeks post injury
A nerve conduction study carried out two to three weeks post injury
, especially if recovery is poor or delayed, may aid in prognostication.