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Correcting facial deformities - a medicolegal perspective

Facial deformities may occur due to congenital abnormalities or as a result of trauma or disease, and most have their origin in the bony structures of the face, but can also affect the soft tissue…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Aortic aneurysms, which are balloon-like bulges in the blood vessels, can occur at any point along the length of the aorta. As blood pumps through the aneurysm, the pressure can cause the layers of the…
Categories : Articles, Vascular Surgery
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The medicolegal challenges of delirium in the Intensive Care Unit

Delirium is a form of acute brain dysfunction, defined by acute disturbances in attention, awareness or cognition, that develops over hours or days and cannot be explained by an alternative diagnosis or comatose state. Patients…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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A medicolegal perspective on spinal interventions in pain medicine

Back pain affects up to 80% of the population at some point during their lifetime and is one of the commonest reasons to visit the GP. Many patients make a full recovery within a few…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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A Medicolegal Perspective on the Surgical Management of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complex in the human body and has a unique range of movement. This is made possible by the articular disc, which lies between the two main…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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The medicolegal implications of catheter-related bloodstream infections

Catheters are used almost universally in the intensive care unit (ICU) and are an essential tool in the care of critically ill patients. They allow the intravenous administration of both medication and fluid resuscitation, along…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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A medicolegal perspective on dental implants and bone grafting

For patients with missing teeth, dental implants offer an effective replacement, and the results of the procedure are generally very predictable and successful. Despite this, some dental implants do fail, at a rate of around…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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The management of nerve injuries in children

A major nerve injury can be devastating for the patient and full functional capability may never be regained, particularly when the injury occurs in adulthood. Conversely, children tend to recover much faster and experience better…
Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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Assessing The Causality Of Osteoarthritis Following A Hip Fracture

Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as age-related arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is the commonest form of joint disorder and can affect any of the body’s joints. As the hip is one of the body’s largest…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Interaction Between Psychological Factors And Physical Pain Symptoms

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people each year across the world. Historically, pain has always been viewed as a purely biological process and psychological and social factors were considered irrelevant.…
Categories : Articles, Defence, Pain
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