Brain injuries

Current Care Summary
Working group appointed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, The Finnish Society of Anaesthesiologists, Division of Neuroanesthesia , Societas Medicinae Physicalis et Rehabilitationis Fenniae, Finnish Neurosurgical Society, Finnish Neurological Society, Finnish Neuropsychological Society and Association of Finnish Insurance Medicine Doctors

Current Care Guideline «Aivovammat»1 and Summary «Aivovammat»2 in Finnish

Annually about 20,000 people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Finland. Falls are the most common cause of TBI and the number of injuries is increasing especially among the elderly. Preventive measures should be focused on decreasing the number of fall- and alcohol-related injuries and improving traffic and sports safety. The diagnosis of TBI is based on the acute clinical signs / symptoms and conventional neuroimaging. TBI severity is classified into mild, moderate and severe. Pre-hospital, intensive and surgical care of TBI aims in minimizing the amount of secondary complications. Commonly, the outcome of mild TBI is favourable and patients recover within weeks or months after injury. Patients with moderate and severe TBI require multidisciplinary rehablitation.

Teemu Luoto (Chair)

Juha Öhman (Chair)

Marko Kangasniemi

Jorma Komulainen

Salla Koponen

Janne Leinonen

Ari Mönttinen

Taina Nybo

Johanna Rellman

Anne Saari

Jari Siironen

Riikka Takala

Päivi Tanskanen

Piia Vuorela