Causes of Acquired Brain Injury

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Understanding the cause of brain injury can result in activities and programs to prevent or minimize the severity of brain injury and the resulting disability. For example, the development of safety devices in vehicles such as passive restraint systems and air bags has reduced the severity of brain injury, while the latest crash avoidance technology seeks to prevent such injuries from occurring altogether. Other examples include legislation designed to improve youth safety in sports and the management of concussions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists “falls” as the most frequent cause of traumatic brain injury.