The records of U.S. Veterans with traumatic
spinal cord injury being followed up at the Spinal
Cord Injury Service of a Department of Veterans Affairs
medical center were examined for references to
traumatic brain injury. On average, 24 percent were
identified as having had a traumatic brain injury at
the same time as their spinal cord injury. During the
last decade, this number was approximately 50 percent.
This change is believed to be due to improved
awareness of the traumatic brain injury rather than a
change in incidence, but documentation is currently
inadequate to determine incidence.
Volume 52 Number 6, 2015
Pages 669 — 676
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