BRAIN INJURY
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TRAUMATIC & NON-TRAUMATIC

What is an Acquired Brain Injury?

Acquired Brain Injury is a broad classification of brain injury which occurs at or after birth and is not hereditary, congenital or caused by a degenerative illness.

There are two types of Acquired Brain Injury:

Traumatic Brain Injury and Non-Traumatic Brain Injury.

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Traumatic Brain Injury is an injury caused by an external force to the head or neck. Coup-Contrecoup and Accelerating / Decelerating injury leading to Diffuse Axonal Injury or brain bleeds are examples of TBI’s.

 

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NON-TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Non-Traumatic Brain Injury does not involve external mechanical forces. Rather, these injuries are caused by infection, or by exposure to toxic agents such as carbon monoxide or lead. They may also be the result of events which limit or block the presence or proper utilization of oxygen in the brain. The terms Anoxic or Hypoxic Brain Injury describe injuries such as stroke, aneurysms, cardiac arrest or seizures.

 

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