The research disclosed that the most common recreational items linked to traumatic brain injuries for all people 19 years old and younger include:
- Soccer balls
- Tables, chairs and floors
A traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, prevents the normal performance of the brain and is most often caused by trauma to the head, including a thump, bang, impact, crash or blow. Not all hits to the head result in injury or TBI. The extent of a TBI injury can range from “minor” such as a brief loss of consciousness to “serious” such as prolonged state of unconsciousness, memory impairment, forgetfulness and amnesia.
The published research included an extensive review of over 4 million non-fatal cases of TBI in kids and young adults from 2010 – 2013 in the United States. The statistics were compiled from a division of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission known as the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS).
The numbers revealed that recreational activities and sports were the most frequent cause of TBI in kids. The second leading cause was revealed to be home furniture, such as beds, tables, chair and stairs. The study also revealed that infant nursery products and children’s toys were contributing factors to TBI for kids.
The research scientist and author of the article, Bina Ali, reported that uneven steps and imbalanced and defective flooring are leading causes of falls. Slip and falls and trips were all too frequent and often cause serious head and brain injuries.
TBI in the home was discovered to occur with great frequency, especially with young children under 4 years old, jumping from furniture, beds, tables and chairs. TBI resulting from recreational activities and sporting events – was most common in kids between 5 and 19 years old.
The study revealed that TBI could happen at any time, especially when least expected. The example highlighted in the article noted the risk of an infant in a car seat being left on a tabletop or counter and then falling off, causing the infant serious injury, including TBI.
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