Articles

Pelvic Mesh Implants: Issues at a Physical and Psychological Level

In this second article related to pelvic mesh implants, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez, discusses the physical and psychological issues that can arise following surgery for pelvic mesh implants. In his first article on the topic Dr…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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Latest treatment options for chronic pain

Chronic pain is associated with decreased function and also affects the patient’s emotional wellbeing and quality of life. Unlike acute pain, chronic pain often does not have an obvious physiologic cause and this can make…
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The medicolegal challenges of pelvic mesh usage

In this article, the first in our series of two on pelvic mesh and its medicolegal challenges, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez, Consultant in Pain Medicine and expert witness, explores the uses of pelvic mesh and the…
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The Role of Plastic Surgery in Limb Reconstruction – Medical and Medicolegal Challenges

Patients may require limb reconstruction following major trauma, such as a serious accident or natural disaster, or through diseases such as cancer. Regardless of the reason for it, limb salvage attempts to avoid amputation and…
Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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The Medicolegal Implications of Patient Expectations in Facial 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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