Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) is an acute head injury that occurs when an external force causes disruption to the brain. Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) involves a temporary disruption of brain cells, whereas severe trauma can result in bruising, torn tissue, and bleeding that can cause permanent brain damage or death. TBI is a leading cause of death in the United States. Long-term effects of TBI can range from impaired thinking or memory to impaired emotional or physical functioning.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually in the United States. Of the 275,000 cases hospitalized, over 50,000 result in death.
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Head and brain injuries vary, depending on the cause and subsequent treatment on the injury. Some of the most severe types of TBI include:
Traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head or body. The degree of damage depends on several factors, including the nature of the event and the force of impact. Common causes of TBI include the following:
Around 138 people die from TBI injuries in the United States each day. Those who survive a TBI can face disabilities which may last the rest of their lives. The effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues have lasting effects on individuals, families and communities.
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