What is a traumatic brain injury?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can occur when the head is hit by an object, when the head hits an object, or when the brain is injured by an external force. A concussion is the most common type of TBI. A TBI can also occur when the brain is deprived of oxygen, when there is a change in pressure inside the skull, or when the brain is exposed to a toxic substance. A TBI can result in a temporary or permanent functional impairment.

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