NREMT Advanced EMT

Category - Trauma

What is a contrecoup injury?
  1. A rib injury where both sides of the ribcage are damaged
  2. A brain injury occurring on the opposite side of impact
  3. A neck injury resulting from a sudden stop in motion
  4. A leg injury resulting from blunt force trauma
Answer - B - A contrecoup injury happens when the brain hits the inside of the skull on the opposite side from the impact, which can cause hemorrhages, lacerations, and contusions to the brain.
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