Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Traumatic Brain Injury

CT Scan Showing Cerebral Contusions,
Hemorrhage within the Hemispheres, Subdural Hematoma,
and Skull Fractures
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or intracranial injury is very serious public health problem.  Recent data shows that 1.7 million people annually sustain a TBI.  TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt of the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal brain function.  Not all bumps result in this, it is diagnosed as mild to severe, depending on the injury and the severity of it.  MRIs are normally the best way to diagnose a TBI.  After diagnosis, there is cognitive therapy, physical therapy, etc.  The outcome depends upon the severity of the injury and the patient's recovery process.  If you do have a head injury, seek immediate medical attention and make sure to see a specialist, a neurologist and/or a neurosurgeon.  Stay Informed!
http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traumatic_brain_injury

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