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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

 Web Site Purpose

Traumatic Brain Injuries can be devastating to patients and their loved ones. The goal of this web site is for neurosurgical patients to receive better care through understanding. If patients, their families and all health care providers involved in the care of the patient understand the neurosurgical problem, individualized treatment can be better understood. This is an information site, not a recommendation site.


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The information presented here are the most common questions presented to a neurosurgical practice of over 25 years. The Site Map has a nice outline of the topic as well as an overview of this web site.

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Health Care Providers

The wide range of practical information provided here has been reviewed with patients and hospital staff. Informed consent for surgical procedures is easier if everyone understands the injury and the damage involved. Neurosurgical illnesses many times are like a roller-coaster ride with serious ups and downs. Understanding these illnesses will help us all to do our best for our patients.


EXAMPLE of a Teaching Video: this shows the formation of an Epidural Hematoma after a skull fracture. The fractured bone tears the underlying vessel causing a hemorrhage which is putting pressure on the underlying brain.