Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in American Children and Teens today results from different causes than we might expect. Those causes are not the same as they were in the past.
When many of us were children, we played in public parks and playgrounds. Monkey bars, parallel bars, and other permanent playground fixtures were a primary cause of head injuries, particularly traumatic brain injury. Today, only a small percentage of TBIs in children and teens can be attributed to climbing trees and other objects or playing in a park or playground. Children seem to spend far less time playing outdoors. [Read more…]