Emergency Care for Head Injury

If you’ve gotten a head injury, don’t wait! Get to ER Katy right away. It can be difficult to know exactly what type of head injury you have or how severe it is without medical attention. Whether you have a concussion, a contusion, a hematoma, or even a skull fracture or brain bleed, our board certified emergency room doctors are ready to diagnose and treat your injury fast.

We’re open 24/7, including holidays, and we’re conveniently located near the I-10 and Pin Oak Rd. intersection. No appointment needed. Just walk in and get help. We’re always here for you.


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When to Go to the ER for a Head Injury

If you or someone you know suffers a head injury and experiences the following symptoms, come to ER Katy right away for diagnosis and treatment:

  • Loss of consciousness (even briefly)
    Severe headache
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
  • Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
  • Unequally sized pupils
  • Clear fluid drainage from the nose or ears
  • Seizures
  • Unusual behavioral changes, such as increased aggression, irritability, or lethargy
  • Visible skull deformity
  • Severe scalp wound

If a child suffers any type of head injury, even if you don’t notice the symptoms, you should bring them to ER Katy’s pediatric emergency room for evaluation. Children may not be able to communicate their symptoms effectively, and they are at greater risk of brain injury because their skulls and brains are still developing.

Common Types of Head Injury

There are several types of head injuries, ranging from minor bumps and bruises to more severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Some of the most common types of head injuries include:

  • Concussion: a type of brain injury that occurs when a sudden blow to the head or jolt to the body shakes the brain inside the skull. Concussion symptoms can include headache, nausea or vomiting, confusion, dizziness, balance problems, fatigue, sensitivity to light or noise, blurred vision, slurred speech, memory problems, and sudden changes in behavior.
  • Brain contusion: a bruise on the brain tissue, usually caused by a sudden direct blow to the head. Brain contusion symptoms can include headache, nausea or vomiting, confusion, dizziness, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, weakness or numbness in the limbs, and seizures.
  • Hematoma: a localized collection of blood outside of the blood vessels, usually caused by head trauma. Hematoma symptoms can include headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, weakness in the limbs, numbness, difficulty speaking, swelling or bruising at the site of the injury, pain or tenderness, and a feeling of pressure or fullness.
  • Skull fracture: a break in one or more bones of the skull. Skull fracture symptoms can include headache, swelling or bruising, visible injury or deformity, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, loss of balance, changes in vision or hearing, clear fluid drainage from the nose or ears, confusion or disorientation, loss of consciousness, seizures, weakness or numbness, mood changes

Because the symptoms of these common head injuries can be so similar, it can be difficult to tell exactly what type (or types) of head injury you’ve suffered or how severe it is without medical expertise. And while urgent care centers can be equipped to handle minor head injuries like mild concussions, they may not be able to help with major head injuries that have similar symptoms, like hematomas or skull fractures.

That’s why you should come to ER Katy for fast, thorough evaluation after any head injury. We can diagnose and treat your injury properly with no wait, whether it’s major or minor.

Common Causes of Head Injury

Head injuries can happen during risky activities, but they can also occur when you least expect it. Some common causes of head injuries include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Workplace accidents
  • Physical altercations
  • Being struck by or against a hard object

The best way to prevent head injuries is to be aware of your surroundings and take the appropriate safety precautions in situations where head injuries may occur.

  • Follow the established safety protocols during sports, work, or other potentially hazardous activities. Wear the appropriate protective equipment and follow the correct safety procedures. Make sure the people around you are doing the same, and stay out of the way and inform the appropriate personnel if they are not.
  • Avoid walking on surfaces where you’re more likely to slip and fall. This includes wet floors, uneven sidewalks, loose floor coverings, ice, and other dangerous surfaces.
  • Always wear your seatbelt and regularly check to make sure all of the safety features in your vehicle are well-maintained and functional.
  • Make sure children and elderly family members are well-supervised and be ready to help them when needed.
  • Be vigilant and stay aware of any potentially dangerous situations as you go about your day.

If you do suffer a head injury, come to ER Katy right away. We have board-certified ER doctors on site 24/7 to care for you as quickly as possible. You don’t need an appointment, and you won’t need to wait. Just walk in and get the help you need right away.

How We Treat Head Injuries at ER Katy

When you come to our emergency room for a head injury, we will assess your condition and perform any necessary tests or imaging to determine the location and severity of the injury. Depending on the nature of the injury, you may receive medication to manage your symptoms, observation, or more intensive treatments.

For relatively mild head injuries like concussions, treatment typically involves rest and avoiding activities that may worsen symptoms. For more severe head injuries like skull fractures or hematomas, surgery may be necessary to alleviate pressure on the brain and prevent further damage.

The only way to determine exactly what treatment is needed for your head injury is to come to ER Katy for a thorough examination and diagnosis. We use state-of-the-art technology and evidence-based treatment protocols to ensure you receive the best possible care. We have a proven track record of providing fast, high-quality emergency care for head injuries. If you need help, we’re always here.

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What to Expect When At ER Katy

We understand that medical emergencies are stressful all by themselves. That’s why we aim to make your visit to our emergency room as compassionate, comforting, and efficient as possible, starting with letting you know exactly what to expect when you arrive.

STEP ONE: Be led to your comfortable, private patient room, where you’ll be seen promptly by one of our board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

STEP TWO: Receive an in-depth discussion, diagnosis, and treatment plan for your specific condition or emergency.

STEP THREE: Get the recommended prescriptions or medications from our on-site pharmacy, so you can go straight home!

Conveniently Located in Katy, TX

ER Katy, is conveniently located close to the southwest corner of Pin Oak Rd and I-10, near the H-E-B, next door to Alicia's Mexican Grille. Boasting a spacious 7,000-sq. foot facility to help keep you as calm and comfortable as possible in your most stressful of times, it's hard to miss us!

If you need urgent medical care or have experienced an emergency, we’re always ready to help. Walk into ER Katy and get seen fast by a board-certified ER doctor. No appointment required and no wait!

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