Bits from “Bullets and Brains”: The Challenge of Healing After a Headshot
04.11.2019 - By Focus on Neurology and Psychiatry
Host: Andrew Wilner, MD, FACP, FAAN
Even with quick thinking and timely action, the chances of a neurosurgeon being able to do more than taking out the bullet, administering antibiotics, and stopping the bleeding isn’t likely, and surviving a bullet to the brain can unfortunately be just the beginning of a patient’s struggles. Focusing on the title story of his book Bullets and Brains, Dr. Andrew Wilner discusses the serious aftermath congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords experienced while recovering from a headshot.