Emory's traumatic brain injury (TBI) program is an acute rehabilitation program specifically geared toward comprehensive treatment and care for patients who have sustained traumatic brain injury. Patients treated by physicians of the TBI program typically have brain injuries sustained from an auto accident, fall, sports-related or other injury, or assault. Other conditions treated by doctors of the brain injury program include brain tumors, hypoxia, infections of the brain, or weakened vessels in the brain.
Treatment from the traumatic brain injury program usually follows patient stabilization in the emergency room. When a TBI occurs, it is important that a patient be seen with a traumatic brain injury specialist as soon as possible after vitals are assessed and stabilized.