What Is TBI?




Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment


Traumatic brain injury is a complicated condition that requires complex treatment. Treatment aims to help a person survive the initial trauma (acute), to minimize complications, and to provide long-term care and rehabilitation (sub acute).


Acute Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment


Acute traumatic brain injury treatment is short-term care that focuses on saving a person's life. Doctors work to regulate pulse and breathing using a respirator. If a person is not breathing, cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is necessary. Doctors may also place a person on a ventilator to increase blood flow to injured brain tissues (hyperventilation). Only after a person's vital signs are stabilized can the brain injury is treated.


Closed head injury and open head injury are treated differently. Open head injury treatment depends largely on how badly the skull is fractured and how badly the brain is damaged. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an intracranial pressure monitor (ICP), or computed tomography (CT) scans can detect any unapparent traumatic brain injury complications such as hematoma. Open head injury victims are prone to infection, as the skull is fractured and brain tissues are exposed to the environment. Doctors often administer antibiotics to prevent or to treat infections. Surgery is most often necessary to repair a fractured skull. During surgery, bone fragments are sometimes removed and replaced with synthetic skull pieces.


Closed head injury requires special treatment to relieve increased intracranial pressure. Doctors evaluate increased intracranial pressure and brain swelling using an intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor. The monitor is inserted into the skull to measure pressure. If pressure rises too high, doctors administer strong medications to decrease pressure and to eliminate excess fluid from the brain.


If medications cannot sufficiently decrease intracranial pressure, surgery is necessary. During surgery, a neurosurgeon drills holes into the skull or removes skull pieces (craniotomy) in order to extract intracranial fluid and relieve excess pressure. Acute treatment also focuses on preventing and treating complications such as seizures. Seizures may include only minor twitching or complete full body convulsions. Seizures are particularly dangerous during acute traumatic brain injury treatment as a person may have other head or body injuries that become worse when doctors can not control a person's movements. read more...


About Us

Welcome to SCTBI


Southern Crescent TBI Center offers comprehensive care and a full-range of TBI services which ensure our patients successfully recover from their injuries.  We do this with the help of our specialized services in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries.


Multi-specialty doctors  work as a team to foster the speedy recovery our patients, and courteous medical staff tend to our patients. Every staff member is committed to making every patient's stay as comfortable as possible.


We have effective leadership and management which is responsible for spearheading smooth operations and giving a strategic direction to our Center. Our unique approach to treatment involves  including the patient and his or her family members in making decisions about the care. We strive to address both the patient and his or her family's concerns by addressing them accordingly and attempting to  limit stress and discomforts.


We are committed to providing superior patient care through the best medical staff, the latest medical technologies, and in the safety record of the Center. With such important value-added assets, we ensure excellence at every step of the recovery.

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a complicated condition that results from physical trauma, chemical disruption, or nerve damage to the brain. A TBI is considered to be an “acquired” injury after birth.


TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability annually. The CDC estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans, about 2% of the U.S. population, currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help to perform daily, routine activities as a result of a TBI.


The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,” such as a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” such as an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. Approximately 75% of TBIs that occur each year are a result of concussions or other forms of mild,acquired TBIs. Recent data shows that, on average, approximately 1.4 million people sustain a TBI each year in the United States. Of those:


  • 50,000 deaths
  • 235,000 hospitalized
  • 1.1 million are treated and released from an emergency department.


The number of people with TBI who are not seen in an emergency department or who receive no care is unknown.


Who is at Risk?


  •     Males are about twice as likely as females to sustain a TBI
  •     The two age groups at highest risk for TBI are 0 to 4 years of age and 15 to 19 years of age
  •     Adults age 75 years or older have the highest rates of TBI-related hospitalization and death
  •     Certain military duties (e.g., paratrooper) increase the risk of sustaining a TBI
  •     African Americans have the highest death rate from TBI
  •     TBI hospitalization rates are highest among African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives


Common causes of TBI:



  •     Vehicle or bicycle accidents, falls, sports injuries, strokes, and aneurysms
  •     Diseases of the central nervous system (e.g., meningitis, encephalitis, Lyme Disease)
  •     Seizure disorder, brain tumors and their treatment (surgery, chemotherapy
  •     Drowning or oxygen deprivation
  •     Exposure to or ingestion of toxic chemicals
  •     Missile wound to the head and blast related (polytrauma) injury from combat



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The goal of the program is to progress individuals as quickly as possible to their highest functional ability and, whenever possible, to return then to their own homes, either independently or with support.


Southern Crescent TBI Center offers comprehensive care and a range of TBI services to help patients  throughout their recovery. We do this with the help of our:


Physician Services: Southern Crescent TBI is dedicated to helping adults who are recovering from brain or spinal cord injuries. With an innovative medical, clinical and professional support staff we continuously strengthened with programs on the cutting edge of the rehabilitation field. The goal is to create the best possible care of patients.







 Our respiratory and pulmonary therapy team specialize in the techniques and technologies used to foster a patient’s to breathing and maintain open airways. Therapist at SCTBI are involved in the early stages of treatment and are responsible for maintaining the ventilator, airway management, and endotracheal tube







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