Abstract : Aims: The aim of the study was to retrospectively analyse the patient data at our institute who underwent
treatment for depressed skull fractures over a period of 3 years.
Materials and Methods: 300 patients who had depressed skull fractures due to various modes of injury
were studied. Patients with multiple injuries were not included in this study. Age was no bar for enrollment
in our study
Results: Factors which seemed to affect recovery of patients include Cause of injury, Duration of
impact, gcs at admission and discharge, underlying brain contusions and brain edema affected recovery.
Demographic factors did not seem to affect recovery
Conclusions: Patients without compound fracture and better gcs during initial resuscitation without brain
contusion and edema fared better in our study.
Keywords: Retrospective, Depressed skull fractures.