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    Air in the Brain
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    SureshTV posted:
    My Uncle aged about 50yrs, met with an accident.(when a petrol tanker backing out without any signal; my uncle travelling in a bike can't see that time he hit back side of the tanker) Immediately rushed into Hospital. In the ICU, second day the doctor said he had air in his brain. Fourth day doctors said air was completely removed. But he got SI Joint dysfunction and pelivs injuries are there. Could you please breif me what was the case about.
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    lifes responded:
    The SI joint or sacroiliac joint, the joint between the sacrum and ilium, is at the back of the hip. The entire hip-pelvic bone at the back is actually 2 pieces, joined about halfway between the spine and side of the body (outer hip). Extensive pelvic injuries could have stretched, pulled, or rotated the pelvis enough to cause SI joint dysfunction (SIJD). The SI joint "helps with stability during the push-off phase of walking" See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacroiliac_joint

    The bigger problem for now is how severe are the pelvic injuries? Did the injuries affect the urinary bladder or penis? Are bones broken? Are the broken bones stabilized? The answers determine when they can start physical therapy. Do ask if he will have PT while still in bed.

    Your uncle may have low back and leg pain from now on. He might not be able to bike ride due to pain. A lot will depend on his healing and future PT.

    As to the brain, the air being removed quickly helps but he could maybe still have impairments.

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    SureshTV replied to lifes's response:
    First of all Thanks for your detailed and valuable information.
    Next time I'll come up with his case statement, so far what treatment was done. Accident was happened on 1-Nov-2012 and still he is in ICU only.


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