Decades-old head injury. What now?
December 7, 2012 4:28 AM Subscribe
Tell me about the long-term effects and detectability of decades-old head injuries.
posted by Faint of Butt to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Twenty-odd years ago, when I was about ten years old, a summer camp mishap knocked me to the ground and I hit my head so hard that I lost consciousness. I don't know how long I was out, but it was long enough for people to gather around and stare down at me worriedly. In hindsight, I probably should have been rushed to the hospital, but these were simpler times, and the injury was never treated or followed up on in any way.
So what now? Obviously it didn't kill me, but I wonder about the long-term effects. What could it have done to me? Are there any tests that could be performed now? Is anything still detectable after all these years?