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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Traumatic Brain Injury can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.



Started by Brian in General Discussions. Last reply by Charli 2 hours ago. 23 Replies

I was smacked by an anchor 4/12/14....it weighs 20 lbs was 60' behind the boat traveling 26 mph. The anchor was bouncing on top of the water apparently and when I turned it broke free of the water and flew into the boat.Fortunately it hit me and not…Continue

Hello. Just looking for some support for my daughter

Started by SecondMom in General Discussions. Last reply by SecondMom yesterday. 6 Replies

Hello,I have a very close family friend. Really, she's like a daughter to me. She calls me Second Mom. On August 31, she was in a horrendous motorcycle accident. She was on the back when the driver lost control and hit a divider. She was in a coma…Continue

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Useful presentation on "Flooding" from the Northern Brain Injury Association

Started by dancermom in General Discussions. Last reply by Brian on Sunday. 2 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7VEuMNgQSU#t=170This webcast on 'flooding' was created to assist survivors of brain injury who are experiencing flooding by teaching you to identify…Continue

Hello all

Started by Shay in General Discussions. Last reply by Shay Dec 10. 8 Replies

Hey, just wanted to introduce myself a bit as I'm new in the group. I am young but feel as if I'm 80 somedays lol I love to find humor in almost any situation. I feel as though tbi has taught me much about resiliency and about enjoying life. I hope…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

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Posted by Brian on December 14, 2014

2 Hello. Just looking for some support for my daughter

Hello. Just looking for some support for my daughter

Posted by SecondMom on December 17, 2014

3 Useful presentation on "Flooding" from the Northern Brain Injury Association

Useful presentation on "Flooding" from the Northern Brain Injury Association

Posted by dancermom on November 26, 2014

4 Surgery after post TBI

Surgery after post TBI

Added by onemom on November 30, 2014


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Surgery after post TBI

Posted by onemom on November 30, 2014 at 9:08pm 2 Comments

Has anyone had surgery post TBI?  I have been told by my obgyn that I should have a partial hysterectomy - not absolutely not necessary since there are no life threatening complications.  She is hesitant to do this because of my history




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