Spinal surgery

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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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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The Medicolegal Challenges of Causation in Back and Spinal Pain

Not only is back pain the commonest reason for a GP consultation, it has a significant socioeconomic impact too. It has been estimated that between 60% and 80% of UK inhabitants will suffer from the…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Spinal surgery
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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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Detailed Evidence Gathering for the Solicitor and the Expert in Medicolegal Reports

In the majority of medicolegal cases, the outcome is dependent on the opinions expressed in experts’ reports. Therefore, these must be based on high quality evidence, particularly in cases where the questions surrounding breach of…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Expressing and owning an opinion

In medicolegal cases, it is rare for the legal teams involved to have sufficient specialist knowledge to make a judgement on the medical issues raised by a case. Therefore, they rely on medical experts to…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Use of Video Conferencing in a Healthcare Setting

Video conferencing (VC) allows two or more locations to connect to each other by using real-time two-way video and audio transmission. The use of this type of technology has grown rapidly over the past 15…
Categories : Articles, Dentistry, News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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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…
Categories : Articles, Spinal surgery
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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.

Categories : Case Studies, Spinal surgery
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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…
Categories : Case Studies, Pain, Spinal surgery
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