Spinal surgery

The medico legal challenges of gaining informed consent for spinal surgery

Mr Patrick McKenna In this article Mr McKenna, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, discusses the issues surrounding consent and specifically informed consent related to spinal surgery, an inherently complex  surgical specialty. Consent is defined as obtaining agreement…
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Spinal Surgery Case Study: Minor Surgery Resulting in Opioid Addiction

Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez discusses how complications can develop into chronic pain after spinal surgery for some patients causing them much distress.

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Spinal Surgery Case Study: An Unexpected Complication

In the second in a series of three case reviews, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez LMS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Expert Witness and Consultant in Pain Medicine with a sub-specialty in spinal surgery, discusses how complications can develop into chronic pain…
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Cauda Equina Syndrome - Case study

This article explores cauda equina syndrome and clearly demonstrates how engaging an expert with the right experience will achieve the best outcome in medical negligence cases involving this painful and extremely serious condition. Mr Patrick…
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Spinal Surgery Case Study: Wrong Patient Selection

In the first of a series of three case reviews, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez LMS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Expert Witness and Consultant in Pain Medicine with a sub-specialty in spinal surgery, discusses how complications can develop into chronic…
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New medico legal expert joins the team

We are delighted to announce that Patrick J. McKenna MBBS FRCS, Consultant Spinal Surgeon  joins the team as a Medico Legal Expert Witness in Trauma and Orthopaedics. Mr McKenna is a Consultant Spinal Surgeon. He…
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Whiplash - an expert view from Dr Ramos-Galvez

In his recent article for Your Expert Witness, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez examines the complexities of diagnosing and treating whiplash.  He explores the devastating effects whiplash can have on a claimant’s quality of life, as well…
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