Traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. Nearly 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury each year. TBI is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The majority of TBIs are the result of falls, unintentional blunt trauma, and motor vehicles accidents.
TBIs can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event; others may appear days or weeks later. While most TBIs that occur each year are mild, a person with moderate or severe TBI may suffer from weakness and numbness in the arms and legs, in addition to a host of other symptoms, including problems with cognition, communication, and behavior or mental health.
Treatment programs for TBI are tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs. Individuals with moderate to severe TBI receive rehabilitation that involves physical and occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and social support.
Leg orthoses can help restore lost function for individuals who experience weakness or numbness in the legs as a result of TBI.
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