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Injury Profiles: Concussion

Welcome back to Mangled Mondays, where every Monday we talk about another facet of maiming, mangling, mauling, and mistreating your main characters — and all of their friends.  Today we’ll be talking about Concussions. For the rest of the Mangled Mondays series, [click here]. Lethality Index 1 – nonlethal unless this is a misdiagnosis of a more …

NaNo preppings <3 This is a bit of a 'you break it you bought it' post but I'd like to base it on realism. Can a human survive a shot to the head with a hand gun? I wanted to write a character with inhuman regenerative abilities who gets shot in the head and the injury regenerates over several hours, but only if it's possible to survive being shot in the head. Would a hospital use surgery on a gunshot wound to the head or simply leave a bullet in the skull?

So here’s the stats. If a bullet enters the cranial vault, and enters brain matter, there’s a 95% chance the character will die. That chance goes up if the bullet goes from one hemisphere (side) of the brain through the other.  Which means about 1 in 20 people shot in the head will live. They may …