Courtroom Medicine: The Low Back

Extensive coverage of intervertebral disc injuries, fractures and ...
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Extensive coverage of intervertebral disc injuries, fractures and dislocations of the thoracic and lumbar spines, fractures of the sacrum and coccyx, congenital anomalies and developmental defects, arthritic conditions, metabolic bone disease and many others.

•  Analysis of extent, causes, diagnostic procedures, treatments and possible prognosis
•  Amounts of awards and selected cases
•  Examples of expert testimony
•  New chapters in 2000 include Fibromyalagia
•  Includes illustrations and medico-legal case annotations

First published in 1962.

4 Volumes; Looseleaf; updated 2 times a year with revisions and supplements.


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Table of Contents

PART 1: THE LUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC--IN THE COURTROOM

Chapter 1 Techniques of Examination of Medical Witnesses



PART 1A: FRACTURES AND DISLOCATIONS OF THE LOW BACK--COURTROOM PROCEDURES

Chapter 1A Techniques of Examination of Medical Witnesses



PART 1B: CONGENITAL ANOMALIES--COURTROOM PROCEDURES

Chapter 1B Techniques of Examination of Medical Witnesses



PART 1C: SOFT TISSUE INJURIES OF THE LOW BACK--COURTROOM PROCEDURES

Chapter 1C: Techniques of Examination of Medical Witnesses



PART 2: BASIC MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 2 Vertebral Column

Chapter 2A Soft Tissue Supporting Structures of the Spine

Chapter 3 Intervertebral Discs

Chapter 4 Central Nervous System

Chapter 5 The Meninges

Chapter 6 Cerebrospinal Fluid

Chapter 7 Spinal Nerves

Chapter 8 Nerve Reflexes

Chapter 9 Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 10 Nerve Roots

Chapter 11 Etiology of Intervertebral Disc Injuries

Chapter 12 Alterations in the Form and Structure of the Intervertebral Discs

Chapter 13 Symptoms of Intervertebral Disc Pathology

Chapter 14 Diagnosis of Intervertebral Disc Pathology

Chapters 15-16 Reserved

Chapter 17 Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Injuries

Chapter 18 Prognosis of Intervertebral Disc Pathology

Chapter 19 Fractures and Dislocations of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Chapter 19A Fractures and Dislocations of the Sacrum and Coccyx

Chapter 19B Injuries of the Thoracic Spine

Chapter 19C Fractures and Dislocations of the Pelvis



PART 3: LABORATORY AIDS IN DIAGNOSIS

Chapter 20 Common Diagnostic Laboratory Tests

Chapter 21 Spinal Fluid Examination

Chapter 21A Spinal, Epidural and Caudal Anesthesia

Chapter 22 Electromyography

Chapter 22A Radiological Studies in the Evaluation of Low Back Pain

Chapter 22B Medical Records

Chapter 23 X-Ray Studies: The Plain Film

Chapter 23A Computed Tomography (CT)

Chapter 23B Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans

Chapter 23C Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Chapter 23D Bone Scans

Chapter 24 Myelography

Chapter 25 Discography

Chapter 26 Epidural Venography (Intraosseus Vertebral Venography)

Chapter 27 Saline Injection Test

Chapter 28 Ultrasonic Stimulation Test

Chapter 29 Thermography

Chapter 29A Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs)

Chapter 29B Arthritis Tests: Rheumatoid Arthritis



PART 4: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Chapter 30 Differential Diagnosis in the Low Back

Chapter 30A Psychological Factors in Low Back Pain

Chapter 30B Chiropractic: An Overview

Chapter 30C Overview of Acupuncture

Chapter 30D Overview of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Disease

Chapter 30E Sprains and Strains to the Low Back

Chapter 31 Soft Tissue and Ligamentous Injury

Chapter 31A Congenital Anomalies and Developmental Defects

Chapter 31B Scoliosis

Chapter 31C Kyphosis

Chapter 32 Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Chapter 33 Unstable Low Back

Chapter 34 Arthritis and Rheumatoid Diseases

Chapter 34A Infectious Arthritis

Chapter 34B Fibromylagia

Chapter 35 Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chapter 35A Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chapter 35B Ankylosing Spondylitis

Chapter 36 Osteoarthritis

Chapter 36A Traumatic Arthritis

Chapter 36B Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Chapter 36C Central Nervous System Infections

Chapter 37 Neoplasms (Tumors)

Chapter 37A Tumors of the Spine

Chapter 37B Tumors of the Sacrum and Coccyx

Chapter 37C Bone Tumors

Chapter 38 Sciatic Neuritis

Chapter 39 Congenital Bone Dysplasias

Chapter 39A Metabolic Diseases of Bone

Chapter 39B Treatment of Low Back Pain

Chapter 39C Osteoporosis

Chapter 40 Trauma and Neurologic Diseases

Chapter 41 Injuries of the Spinal Cord below the Cervical Level

Chapter 42 Rehabilitating the Patient with Spinal Cord Injury

Chapter 43 Pain Clinics

Chapter 43A Back Schools

Chapter 44 Sport-Related Injuries of the Low Back

Chapter 45 Low Back Pain in the Elderly

Chapter 46 Adverse Reactions to Low Back Pain Medications

Chapter 47 Paget's Disease of Bone

Chapter 48 Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Chapter 49 The Neurological Examination



PART 5: AUTHORATATIVE QUOTATIONS

Chapter 50 Aphorisms--Intervertebral Disc

Chapter 60 Aphorisms--Fractures, Dislocations, and Fracture-Dislocations

Chapter 70 Aphorisms--Low Back Strains and Sprains

Chapter 80 Aphorisms--Congenital, Pathological and Metabolic Sources of Low Back Pain



PART 6: MEDICO-LEGAL ANNOTATIONS

Damages Awards Chart

Chapter 100 Amounts of Awards

Chapter 101 Significant Cases Involving Specific Matters

Appendix Glossary of Pertinent Medical Terms

Master Bibliography

Legal Bibliography

Index