Rehabilitation needs after severe head injury

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6947.129b (Published 09 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:129
  1. Brian Pentland
  1. Consultant neurologist Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh EH9 2HI.

    EDITOR,—Though I agree that the cognitive, behavioural, and emotional disturbances that may occur after severe head injury are the predominant factors responsible for longer term handicap, I dispute R J Greenwood and colleagues’ statement that physical deficits “usually recover rapidly and completely.”1 For several weeks or months after severe injury the physical sequelae account …

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