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Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

As follows- falls35%: Cdc has this data: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%) link for the above is http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html.

Answered 5/31/2015

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Dr. Creighton Wright answered

Specializes in surgery

Yes: Motorcycle accidents without helmet car accident without seat belt blast injuries in the combat zone or certain work situations drunk driving! sports with head trauma=football, boxing etc.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. David Lundin answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Deceleration : Any impact that causes rapid deceleration of your head (going fast to a quick stop) such as car accident, fall, trauma from a hit (think football) or a direct impact to the skull can lead to a traumatic brain injury. The faster the impact or deceleration, the worse the head injury is. Occasionally even minor blows to the head can cause bleeding which can lead to severe injury.

Answered 5/18/2015

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Unfortunately many: Most common causes in my practice involves repetitive head trauma in sports, and motor vehicle accidents, but is very frequent in military, and can be seen with falling, direct blows over head, gunshot wounds, etc. Seems that incidence is far higher these days than previously suspected.

Answered 5/18/2015

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Dr. William Singer answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

Several common ones: Most common causes include falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, attacks.

Answered 5/18/2015

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Dr. John Thaler answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

A few: Depends on frame of reference. Falls are high on the list. Certainly combat /assault related causes. Ignorance of safety guidelines -- wearing helmet when on bike,skateboard,rollerblades,motorcycle. etc. CDC or Neurology site or TBI site will give most recent statistics.

Answered 5/17/2015

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