Concussions are one of the most common types of traumatic brain injury or TBI, and children and teens are at particular risk. Because children and teens are likely to be involved in high-risk activities such as sports, riding ATVs or being involved in car crashes, it is important to understand the totality of the impact of a concussion on young, developing brains.
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most common causes of serious, long-term disability and death from all types of accidents. TBIs are common after a vehicle crash or a fall, especially from a significant height such as a ladder. TBIs contribute to millions of dollars annually in medical visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, and long-term loss of physical and mental ability.