The Medicolegal Challenges of Orthognathic or Temporomandibular Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is used to treat skeletal deformities of the face that cause misalignment of the jaws and/or teeth as well as treating sleep apnoea patients . These conditions, which cannot be treated with conventional orthodontic procedures, include protrusion…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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Cauda Equina: Medicolegal Challenges Relating to Imaging and Neuroradiology

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare condition, diagnosed in <1% of patients presenting to an emergency department with back pain, in which the nerves at the base of the spine become compressed, potentially leading…
Categories : Articles, Neuroradiology
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Outcomes after pelvic injuries

The pelvic ring consists of the sacrum at the centre back and the ischium, pubis and ilium to either side. These last three bones are fused together at the acetabulum, which forms a socket into…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Causation in Back and Spinal Pain

Not only is back pain the commonest reason for a GP consultation, it has a significant socioeconomic impact too. It has been estimated that between 60% and 80% of UK inhabitants will suffer from the…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Spinal surgery
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery

Once solely the preserve of the rich and famous, the popularity of aesthetic cosmetic surgery has exploded in recent years. This is partly due to societal factors, such as an increasing emphasis on youth and…
Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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The features of a good medicolegal report - thought leadership series

This thought leadership series focuses on what to look for in a good medicolegal report. We explore the importance of finding the right expert, the value a well written report can add to a claim,…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Role of Multidisciplinary Teams in Chronic Pain Management

Conditions such as chronic pain can be extremely complex and may require input from a number of different specialties in order to diagnose patients and provide effective treatments. As a result, there has been an…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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When and How Errors Occur in Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology that uses imaging techniques, such as x-rays and computed tomography scans, to diagnose conditions affecting the nervous system, spine, head and neck. As far back as the 1950s, there…
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Dealing with scarring as part of plastic surgery medicolegal claims

Scarring is an entirely normal physiological process evolved over billions of years to heal wounds, and an inevitable consequence of injuries whether they be deliberate and necessary (following an operation) or unintended (following an accident).…
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Myocardial Infarction

A myocardial infarction (MI), also known as a heart attack, occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart is reduced or stops completely. This causes damage to the myocardium, or heart muscle, and…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology
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