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Learn How UPMC Treats Brain Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur yearly, and TBI contributes to one-third of all injury-related deaths in the United States.
However, not all brain injuries are related to trauma. Stroke or brain tumors, for example, can also cause brain injuries.
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In this video, Gary Galang, MD discusses the rehabilitation process at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute’s Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation, for patients with both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries.
The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute is a nationally recognized leader in physical rehabilitation. We are part of the largest rehabilitation network in western Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the United States, with locations across Pennsylvania and Maryland. Experts and support services at our inpatient rehab facilities and transitional units help patients recover from a variety of injuries and illnesses like brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, trauma and amputation, transplantation, and more. We are home to Centers of Excellence for brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke rehabilitation. We combine our care with groundbreaking research to find the most cutting-edge techniques to treat our patients. Visit our website to find a location near you.