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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you give me advice? i have been working on as much information as possible regarding traumatic brain injury, what the chances are for a full recovery?

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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Too many variables: There are so many variables, from mild to moderate to severe brain injury, time in post traumatic amnesia, structural damage, etc. It is difficult to say even when we have the whole clinical picture, much less without a specific patient in mind. This is still such a developing area of medicine, its just way to hard to say with any certainty. Sorry i can not be more specific, but i hope that helps!
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hope this helps: The calculator in this website gives likely outcomes form traumati brain injury: prognostic model for predicting outcome after traumatic brain injury (online calculator). Mrc crash trial website. Available at: http://www.Crash2.Lshtm.Ac.Uk/risk%20calculator/index.Html.
Dr. Robert Kent
Dr. Robert Kent commented
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
That is a very good site but it only deals with survival, not outcome, functional prognosis or overall prognosis. The process to decide whether someone will have a full recovery is a much more complex issue and is do different from one injury to another.
Mar 16, 2014

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