In neurotrauma cases, seconds could mean life, death, permanent brain damage or paralysis. Piedmont Medical Center offers a Level III Trauma Center with specialists to collaborate and offer neurotrauma care 24/7.

Piedmont Medical Center and Piedmont EMS professionals aim to provide lifesaving emergency and trauma services throughout the communities we serve. Our trauma physicians and surgeons work closely with our neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists and neurologists to treat critical neurotrauma cases that most often involve serious injury to the brain and spinal cord.

Neurotrauma services include:

  • concussions
  • traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • skull fractures
  • spinal column fractures
  • spinal cord injuries (SCI)

Head trauma, including:

  • Acute subdural hematoma
  • Blunt cerebrovascular injury
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks
  • Concussion
  • Craniofacial trauma
  • Depressed skull fracture
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Mild TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • Moderate TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • Penetrating brain injury (such as gunshot, stab wound)
  • Severe TBI (traumatic brain injury)
  • Seizures
  • Subacute and chronic subdural hematoma
  • Traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage/brain contusion
  • Traumatic intraventricular hemorrhage
  • Traumatic pseudoaneurysm
  • Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage

Spine trauma, including:

  • Atlanto-occipital dissociation
  • Burst fracture
  • Compression fracture
  • Craniocervical spine injury
  • Distraction injury
  • Fracture-dislocation
  • Hangman’s (C2) fracture
  • Hyperextension injury
  • Hyperflexion injury
  • Jefferson (C1) fracture
  • Lumbosacral spine injury
  • Odontoid (dens) fracture
  • Penetrating spine injury (such as gunshot, stab wound)
  • Perched/jumped facets
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal ligamentous injury
  • Thoracic spine injury
  • Traumatic central cord syndrome
  • Traumatic intervertebral disc herniation
  • Traumatic pars defect (spondylolysis)
  • Traumatic spondylolisthesis

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