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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…
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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…
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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.

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Vulnerability and Resilience in Chronic Pain

Pain is the body’s warning system: it tells us that we have sustained an injury and need to heal. In most people, pain is a transient phenomenon, lasting only until the healing process is complete.…
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Medicolegal Cases in the Digital Age

Until recently, evidence in medicolegal cases was collected from physical sources, such as patients’ medical histories, witness statements and expert witnesses. Technological advances mean that other sources of evidence, including social media, CCTV monitoring and…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Medical negligence in wisdom tooth or dental implant surgery

Mr Zaid Sadiq, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, discusses the complications and challenges associated with wisdom tooth and dental implant surgery. Problems with the third molars, or wisdom teeth, are extremely common. Often, there is…
Categories : Articles, Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Obtaining Informed Consent in Orthopaedic Trauma in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Obtaining informed consent from patients has always been a crucial and necessary procedure before surgery is performed. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered care pathways and introduced new elements into the consent procedure. It…
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The Medicolegal Implications of Informed Consent in Plastic Surgery Claims

Consent is a process that protects one of the primary tenets of ethics, autonomy – the right to choose what happens to oneself. It enshrines the concept that a patient has a right to make…
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Venous Thromboembolism in Complex Trauma: A Medicolegal Perspective

Thromboembolism occurs when a blood clot, or thrombus, forms in a vein. This happens most commonly in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis, and is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Once formed,…
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