Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 2):S21-2
Intensive rehabilitation improves functional outcome of traumatic brain injury
WS Poon, XL Zhu, CCH Chan, WC Ip, S Chan, CP Ng
Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
1. Intensive rehabilitation may improve the functional outcome for patients with traumatic brain injury in the early months after the injury.
2. It is likely that early intensive rehabilitation speeds up recovery but does not change the final outcome.
3. More patients return to work in the early months after the injury suggesting that intensive rehabilitation is cost-effective.