Civilian TBI is more common than the general public realizes. It has been called “a silent epidemic” for a reason. Motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) are probably the most common causes, followed by job-related accidents and “slip-and-fall” accidents. Recently, there has also been a lot of interest in athletic TBI, both in professional athletes and in college and high-school athletes.
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