Common Factors Leading to Accidental Head Trauma
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) is one of the major causes of disability in the United States and has been on the rise for a couple of decades. The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) as any blow, bump, or jolt to the head that causes abnormal brain function. Most traumatic brain injuries are not serious or permanently debilitating but nevertheless require medical care to maximize recovery.
According to the CDC, nearly three million people visit emergency rooms every year for TBI (more than a quarter of those are minors). About one in every 10 who suffer a traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) must be admitted to the hospital. Hospitalization rates are highest among individuals over the age of 75.
The Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury ( TBI )
TBI is most frequently caused by a fall—just under half (48%) of all traumatic brain injuries are suffered in falls. Among adults over the age of 65, falls account for four out of every five traumatic brain injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents are the second most common cause of TBI, with 20% of all TBIs sustained in car crashes. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of TBI hospitalizations for persons between the ages of 15 and 44.
Nearly one in five (17%) of all traumatic brain injuries are caused when the victim is struck by or against some object. This is the primary cause of TBIs suffered by children ages 5 to 14.
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At Advantage Healthcare Systems, we have the experience, skill, knowledge, and resources to diagnose and effectively treat most types of traumatic brain injury ( TBI ). Call us toll-free at 1-877-487-8289, or fill out the form provided below to schedule an assessment. We offer locations across Texas, including Fort Worth, Dallas, and San Antonio.