Key Features

A comprehensive guide to the preparation of medicolegal reports in the field of personal injury litigation following musculoskeletal trauma..

It provides prognostic information following musculoskeletal injuries and assists the clinician acting as an expert medical witness prepare the report.

Each of the chapters is devoted to different areas of injury and takes the reader through the full range of treatments, results and complications and how these impact on prognosis.

Collates data on treatment, results, complications from the relevant medical literature and review articles and saves the orthopaedic surgeon acting as an expert witness a lot of hours of unnecessary research.

 

Table of Contents

SECTION 1
Medicolegal Practice

The Orthopaedic Surgeon's Viewpoint
The Legal Viewpoint
Recent Developments in the Law and their Effect on Practice
The Othopaedic Surgeon in Court

SECTION II
Results Following Upper Limb Fractures

The Shoulder
The Humerus
The Elbow
The Forearm
The Wrist
Hand Injuries

SECTION III
Results Following Lower Limb Fractures

The Hip
The Femoral Shaft Fractures
The Knee
The Tibia and Fibula
The Ankle
The Foot, Including Calcineal Fractures

SECTION IV
Results following Fractures of the Axial Skeleton

The Pelvis
The Cervical Spine
The Thoracolumbar Spine : Assessment
Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries
Head Injury

SECTION V
Miscellaneous Topics
Repetitive Strain Injury
Soft Tissue Injuries, Including Burns
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
The Psychological Effects of Trauma
Post-Traumatic Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Recognised Arm Conditions and Work
Radiology in Medicolegal Practice
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Details

No. of pages:
560
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443068331
Electronic ISBN:
9780702048869

About the authors

Michael Foy

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

Phillip Fagg

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK