What's a traumatic brain injury?

Brain damage. Tbi- traumatic brain injury is when the brain is injured from a strike, fall, accident, explosion or any other concussive injury to the head injuring the underlying soft brain tissue. They can be mild from concussion to severe such as persistent vegetative state.
Damage from trauma. A traumatic brain injury is brain damage due to trauma to the head and brain, as opposed to infection, spontaneous hemorrhage from an aneurysm, damage due to inadequate breathing, low blood sugar or other metabolic abnormalities.
Varying definitions. As others note this reflects an injury to the brain which can be very mild and usually with transitory effects to very severe with permanent and life-changing effects. See http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp.

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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

No. A person can have full recovery. The best time to tell what will be permanent is those symptoms still present after one year. A few predictors of permanent damage is how much memory is lost and the length of being unconcious or if there was lack of oxygen for a prolonged time. Read more...
Depends on a lot. This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. Read more...
No. it depends on the cause, location, amount of injured brain. Concussion is a mild brain injury. Most people recover from mild injury frin trauma, even from stroke. Read more...

What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

Several. Acutely you have headache, pain at the trauma site, possibly memory loss, over time there can be has, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. Read more...
Area of damage. the symptoms of brain injury will depend on the area that is injured. You should speak to a neurologist to give more information. Read more...

Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

No. It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). Read more...
Not always equal. traumatic brain injury means a traumatic event has occurred to the head and brain, causing a fpr, pf braom damage. The term brain damage has a broader connotation, including all causes of damage to the brain, such as infection, metabolic derangement (hypoglycemia etc), poisoning), effects of degenerative disorders). Read more...

What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

ForcefulBrain injury. Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. The definition of tbi has not been consistent and tends to vary according to specialties and circumstances. Read more...
Tbi severity defined. Different organizations and researches have a variety of definitions of traumatic brain injury, head injury and a variety of definitions of tbi or concussion severity. We've devoted a web page to it: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp. Read more...
Trauma to brain. A TBI is defined as an injury to the brain due to trauma to the head or intrusion such as bullet wound. It excludes damage due to infection. Stroke, or metabolic cause such as hypoglycemia. Read more...

What are the effects of a traumatic brain injury?

Variable. Many cases of tbi resolve to normal over time. Some are left with severe disabilities. Most common is epilepsy, mood and behavior disorders, and coordination and balance disorders. A good rehabilitation program can address these issues and provide a means for recovery toward normal. Permanent disability may result, but adaptation is possible. Read more...
Depends on location. The effects depend on the area injured. There are some general effects such as fatigue, slowing of mental processing, poor attention and focusing. Other symptoms require knowing what areas of the brain are involved. Read more...

Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Yes and No. There is always some residual. May be as little as 1-2 % or greater. May take 12-24 months to be all you can be. Read more...
Yes. Recovery entirely or partially is the goal of brain injury rehabilitation. Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program to enroll in their program. Read more...

Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...