Traumatic Brain Injury
Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) pose an enormous clinical, emotional, and intellectual challenge to rehabilitation professionals. For public policymakers, the cost of care for approximately 6 million survivors of TBI is measured in the billions of dollars. In addition to the motor, sensory, and language deficits commonly seen in nontraumatic etiologies, the patient with TBI often experiences cognitive and/or behavioral manifestations that alter his or her ability to benefit from the rehabilitation process, and requires innovative treatment strategies on the part of the rehabilitation team. Beyond the core disciplines (physiatry, physical/occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology), neuropsychology services are added to provide cognitive and behavioral assessment, treatment, and guidance to the remainder of the treatment team.
KeywordsTraumatic Brain Injury Heterotopic Ossification Lower Motor Neuron Minimally Conscious State Posttraumatic Amnesia
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