Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

A Medicolegal Perspective on Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a rare but serious adverse reaction seen in patients administered one of several drugs used to treat skeletal conditions (1-3). It is most commonly associated with bisphosphonate (BP), which…
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A medicolegal perspective on osteoradionecrosis

Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaws is a well-known complication of radiation therapy to the head and neck. ORN is defined as an area of exposed necrotic bone in an area previously irradiated that fails to…
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Facial trauma in a medicolegal context

Facial trauma can be a major cause of morbidity, particularly in young adults. This is because the head and neck region contains the major sensory and functional organs. A major component of the morbidity is…
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Potential Medicolegal Pitfalls Arising from the Unpredictable Progression of Premalignant Conditions to Oral Cancer

It is well established that oral cavity cancer, commonly squamous cell carcinomas, develops in a two-step process involving molecular and biochemical cellular alterations. This pathological evolution can be associated with clinical changes of the affected…
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A Medicolegal Perspective on Salivary Gland Diseases

The salivary glands, which are divided into the major and minor glands, are extremely important structures. The major glands comprise the parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. These contain acinar cells, which are chiefly responsible for…
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The Role of Diagnostic and Treatment Delays in the Prognosis of Oral Cancer

Cancer of the oral cavity is the most common malignancy of the head and neck (1). The disease occurs more frequently in men (2–4), although the current male-to-female ratio of 2:1 appears to be decreasing…
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Face-to-face consultations available

Most of our experts are now available for face-to-face consultations at their usual clinics, as well as still offering video consultations. They will be following Covid-19 guidelines for face-to-face consultations. Please get in touch if…
Categories : Clinics, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics, Updates
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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…
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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…
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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 medico legal report.  We explore the importance of finding the right expert, the value a well written medico legal report can add…
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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