People often get confused in trying to understand the different types of brain injury. There are in fact two types of brain injury; Acquired and Congenital.
1. Acquired Brain Injury – the ‘acquired’ part means that the person wasn’t born with their injury – it is a result of an accident or illness for example a road traffic accident or a tumour.
An acquired brain injury may be the result of:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
This is the result of an impact to the outside of the head. This may be the result of a fall, assault, or a car accident, for example. There are a number of factors which will affect a traumatic brain injury, such as the type, severity and location.
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