Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: The ‘Signature Wound’ of a Decade of War



Neil Waghorn
10/10/2011

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) is described by medical professionals as the ‘signature wound’ of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Despite increased awareness over the last five to six years, our ability to detect and treat MTBI is far from perfect. Recent causes of MTBI The use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to large numbers of US servicemen and women suffering from the affliction. The pressure waves from the devic...
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