Pathology

Disk Herniation - Lex Medicus Publishing

The enormous impact of disk herniation in client compensation

Disk herniation of the spine represents a frequent example in compensation cases addressed by personal injury lawyers and insurers such as WorkSafe Victoria and Traffic Accident Commission (TAC). We believe the description of this pathology with a detailed explanation of the treatments provided will be useful to better address a client’s claim. Disk herniation is …

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Brain death - Lex Medicus Publishing

Brain death

What is brain death? Implications for misdiagnosis and organ transplantation   Demonstrating brain death in a severely ill patient is a difficult task, but an essential one to determine whether an individual is qualified to receive life-saving medical care or whether any form of treatment is obsolete. This distinction is particularly relevant when a patient is …

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The frozen shoulder

The frozen shoulder

The aetiology of the frozen shoulder, also named adhesive capsulitis, remains mysterious, yet the condition can be quite painful and debilitating. In some patients, the cause of a frozen shoulder cannot be established at all. There are arguments on whether or not a tear to the rotator cuff is associated with the disease. Certainly, shoulder …

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Blood transfusion - pathology example for medico legal information

Why our blood group matters in transfusions, pregnancy and COVID infection

There is never enough blood to satisfy the demand for transfusion. On 14 June, we celebrated World Blood Donor Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to expressing gratitude to donors for their life-saving gifts. Donated blood is a vital resource, both for elective treatments …

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rotator cuff tear illustration for medico legal aid

Rotator cuff tear of the shoulder

A rotator cuff tear (illustrated above) consists in the rupture of one or more tendons forming the rotator cuff of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is an assembly of tendons originating from three muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus and subscapularis joined together to form a cuff around the humeral head. Together the muscles and tendons of the shoulder stabilise the humerus within the joint …

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Cervical radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is the disturbance or impairment of cervical nerve function(s) caused by the compression of cervical nerve roots. These nerve roots branch out from the spinal cord through openings of the vertebrae called foramina. A number of conditions can lead to cervical radiculopathy, all of which share the altered anatomy and physiology of the …

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