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When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Immediately

The rehabilitation program should start in the acute care hospital.
In this phase, the main goals are prevention of complications such as pressure sores, contractures of the muscles and tendons, prevention of pneumonia, clots in the legs or arms and provision of adequate nutrition. Following this mobilization, getting the brain injured person out of bed if possible, cognitive retraining are some.

In brief: Immediately

The rehabilitation program should start in the acute care hospital.
In this phase, the main goals are prevention of complications such as pressure sores, contractures of the muscles and tendons, prevention of pneumonia, clots in the legs or arms and provision of adequate nutrition. Following this mobilization, getting the brain injured person out of bed if possible, cognitive retraining are some.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Emerald Lin
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Medically stable

In order to maximize functional gains, rehabilitation should begin as soon as the patient is medically stable.
It should be directed by a rehabilitation physician and should be gradual and symptom guided.

In brief: Medically stable

In order to maximize functional gains, rehabilitation should begin as soon as the patient is medically stable.
It should be directed by a rehabilitation physician and should be gradual and symptom guided.
Dr. Emerald Lin
Dr. Emerald Lin
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Day One

Rehab begins immediately after the injury.
Most of the intensive cognative rehab begins after discharge form the icu.

In brief: Day One

Rehab begins immediately after the injury.
Most of the intensive cognative rehab begins after discharge form the icu.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: ASAP

Depending on the type of injury, rehabilitation services may begin on the day of injury or as soon as a person is medically stable.

In brief: ASAP

Depending on the type of injury, rehabilitation services may begin on the day of injury or as soon as a person is medically stable.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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