Articles

The Medicolegal Implications of Patient Expectations in Facial Plastic Surgery

Mr Pundrique Sharma explores one of the reasons for why plastic surgeons face a particularly high risk of litigation – unrealistic patient expectations.

Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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Imaging Techniques for the Evaluation of Brain Injuries

Dr Kieran Hogarth explores imaging techniques used following brain injury – their benefits and limitations

Categories : Articles, Neuroradiology
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COVID 19 – Management and Potential Pitfalls

COVID-19 is caused by the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus, which emerged in China in late 2019. It has since spread around the globe, becoming a major public health issue which has had a severe effect…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Long-Covid: Q&A with Dr Jenner

Is it possible to distinguish between a patient suffering from post-traumatic Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and a patient suffering from long Covid? There is a considerable overlap in symptoms between these two conditions, which would…
Categories : Articles, News, Pain
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The link between trauma and fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition, characterised by widespread deep musculoskeletal pain accompanied by various other non-specific symptoms, including chronic fatigue, sleep and mood disturbances and cognitive problems (1–5). The condition is relatively common, occurring…
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A Medicolegal Perspective on Outcomes After Knee and Hip Injuries

Due to their weight-bearing function, injuries to the hip and knee joints have profoundly significant consequences. Each year in the UK, there are over 75,000 hip fractures and around 20% of all adults report knee…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Link Between Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines describe long COVID as ‘signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19 and which continue for more than four weeks…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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Do low-speed crashes cause whiplash?

Whiplash injuries are a common occurrence after rear-end collisions between two vehicles. As the front car is struck, the sudden change in speed as a result of the impact of the crash causes the torsos…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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The Biopsychosocial Model in Pain Cases

The definition of pain, as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage’ (1) recognises that the phenomenon is more than just a physical event.…
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Paediatric Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction

In the paediatric population, plastic surgery is generally used to correct deformities caused by congenital birth defects, tumours or traumatic injuries and to assist in wound management. All plastic surgery is complex and challenging, but surgery in children raises some particular issues that surgeons need to be aware of.

Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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