A Silent Epidemic: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury – Science Daily

By Roger Foisy on October 28th, 2013

mTBIA recent article in Science Daily outlines a literature review from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) that focuses on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) as a common, but often overlooked, condition. 

The study was based in the U.S., but I think that Canadians will find the information relevant as well. It is important to educate ourselves on the prevalence of this “silent epidemic”.

“In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are minor TBI (mTBI) — a head injury that causes a temporary change in mental status including confusion, an altered level of consciousness, or perceptual or behavioral impairments.”

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