Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Concussion

Over the past several decades, researchers and clinicians caring for children with traumatic brain injury have learned that injuries to the developing brain cannot be understood or treated in the same manner as those occurring in adulthood. A separate knowledge base encompassing injury severity, developmental issues, and the role of the family is required for pediatric TBI.

Faculty members are examining how injury severity affects outcomes and are helping to identify which children with TBI may be at most risk for continued problems.

Home to the only team in the country collecting sports injury surveillance data in a national sample of high school athletes, Nationwide Children’s Hospital also collects novel data regarding sport-related concussions.