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Recovery from bruising on frontal lobe ?

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My 29 year old brother fell out of a car doing roughly 35 mph. The cat scan found bruising on his frontal lobe. He spent 3 days in the hospital before they released him on percocet and nausea medicine. He is still unable to take food as a result of his nausea and has intense head pain with light sensitivity. What can we expect from a recovery from a concussion this severe? Are there any steps we can take to make the healing process less tramatic for him?

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replied November 30th, 2010
Brain and Head Injuries Answer A17482
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the frontal lobe contusions in your brother while he fell down the car going at about 35 mph.
Cerebral contusions tend to occur at the tips of the frontal and temporal lobes where they bang up against the interior of the skull. The largest brain lobe in the cerebrum, the frontal lobe is responsible for essential brain functions, like language, judgment, memory, motor function, problem solving and impulse control, according to the Centre for Neuro Skills. Because of its location at the foremost part of the brain, the frontal lobe is vulnerable to injury; the damage can result in a loss of function, impairing the patient's ability to care for himself.
The pace and extent of recovery from brain injury can vary considerably, even between patients with similar injuries. The majority of recovery from brain injuries occurs within the first six months to a year after trauma, but one study indicates that a patient's function following severe traumatic brain injury can occur for up to ten years post injury. The pace of recovery and even the extent of recovery can be improved by proper physical and cognitive rehabilitation. Levels of recovery are often measured in rehabilitation programs with the use of the Rancho Los Amigos Scale.
You must continue follow up with your personal physician for the definitive diagnosis and treatment as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps.Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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