Sports and recreationrelated head injuries, such as concussions, are relatively common. Fortunately, skull fractures occur very infrequently from athletic participation. With improvements in head gear and protective equipment, it has become rare that enough force is imparted to the skull to result in a fracture during athletic events. When a skull fracture does occur, however, it is important that it be promptly recognized and treated. Skull fractures typically result in injury to the brain, which may require emergent treatment.

Anatomy

The skull consists of a total of 27 bones that constitute two ...

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