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SIGMD for spinal impairment assessment

The mystery of SIGMD for spinal impairment assessment revealed

Spinal Impairment Guides Modification Document (SIGMD) for TAC clients who suffered injuries to their spine after 14 December 2016.   Mr Thomas Kossmann presented a breakfast seminar on the new SIGMD legislation and in case you missed it, Lex Medicus is released a few articles to provide you with a comprehensive description of this new …

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Patient information online for medico legal information

Sharing patient information online

The use of social media applies to both personal and professional matters. In medicine, online platforms have become a popular medium to share patient information and cases with the purpose to either seek a colleague’s opinion on complex diseases and reach an exact diagnosis, or to share knowledge on medical forums. Such online activities presume …

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Treatment after spinal cord injury - Lex Medicus Publishing

Compensation in spinal cord injury: diagnosis vs treatment

Spinal cord injury Spinal cord injury is a devastating pathology often leading to severe disabilities and paralysis. Early diagnosis and best-suited treatment are critical to reduce secondary complications and optimise outcomes. Chronic Spinal Cord Injury involves a significant monetary and human cost for the individual affected and society at large. It is estimated that in …

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Sports related concussion - LM Publishing

Sports-related concussion, more than a medico-legal matter

Sports-related concussion, more than a medico-legal matter   The Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association published a paper in January 2017 to define sports-related concussions and provide recommendations to be implemented in sport settings to reduce the incidence of a concussion. The ultimate goal of the article is to define what a …

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