The Spectrum of Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Published25 Sep 2019
  • Author Lynnie Fein-Schaffer
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a strong blow to the head causes the brain to impact with the skull, or an object penetrates the skull into the brain. One of the most common types of TBIs in the United States are concussions.

Click on the targets in the image below to learn more about what happens during and after a TBI.

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