Courtroom Medicine: The Neck

Complete coverage of whiplash, cervical cord injuries, fractures, and dislocations of the vertebrae.
Publisher: Matthew Bender
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Complete coverage of whiplash, cervical cord injuries, fractures, and dislocations of the vertebrae. Also covers injuries to larynx, vocal cords, trachea, blood vessels, intervertebral disc disease and injury, and TMJ disorders.

•  Cause, mechanism, and effect of injury
•  Diagnostic and treatment procedures
•  Illustrations, glossary, bibliography, annotations, and index

First published in 1965.

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


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Table of Contents

VOLUME 1



PART 1: WHIPLASH INJURY--IN THE COURTROOM

Chapter 1 Techniques of Examination of Medical and Other Expert Witnesses



PART 2: BASIC MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 2 The Cervical Spine

Chapter 3 Muscles

Chapter 4 Ligaments of the Neck

Chapter 5 Intervertebral Discs

Chapter 6 Other Anatomical Considerations

Chapter 7 Anatomy of the Nervous System

Chapter 8 Meninges

Chapter 9 The Cerebrospinal Fluid

Chapter 10 The Spinal Nerves

Chapter 11 Nerve Conduction and Function

Chapter 12 Nerve Reflexes

Chapter 13 The Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 13A Congenital Anomalies

Chapter 14 Whiplash Injuries--Etiology and Pathology

Chapter 15 Symptoms and Findings

Chapter 16 Whiplash Injuries--Treatment

Chapter 17 Whiplash Injuries--Prognosis

Chapter 17A Emotional Aspects of Whiplash Injuries

Chapter 17B Thoracic Whiplash

Chapter 18 Fractures and Dislocations of the Cervical Spine

Chapter 19 Fractures and Dislocations of the Cervical Spine--Diagnosis

Chapter 20 Fractures and Dislocations of the Cervical Spine--Treatment

Chapter 20A Sports-Related Injuries to the Cervical Spine

Chapter 20B Chiropractic: An Overview

Chapter 20C Overview of Acupuncture



VOLUME 2



Chapter 21 Cervical Intervertebral Disc Disease and Injury

Chapter 22 Mechanisms of Cervical Nerve Root Irritations

Chapter 23 Diagnosis

Chapter 24 Fibromyalgia

Chapter 25 Pain Clinics

Chapter 25A Spinal, Regional and Caudal Anesthesia

Chapter 25B Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

Chapter 25C Anatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain

Chapter 25D Biochemical Aspects of Pain

Chapter 26 The Neurological Examination

Chapter 26A Sprains of the Neck Other than Whiplash



PART 3: LABORATORY AIDS IN DIAGNOSIS

Chapter 27 Nonspecific Laboratory Tests

Chapter 28 Spinal Fluid Examination

Chapter 29 Roentgenology--X-ray Studies

Chapter 29A Computerized Axial Tomography

Chapter 29B Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Chapter 29C PET Scans and Nuclear Medicine

Chapter 30 Cineradiography

Chapter 31 Electromyography

Chapter 31A Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs)

Chapter 32 Myelography

Chapter 33 Discography

Chapter 33A Thermography



PART 4: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Chapter 34 Differential Diagnosis In Acute Neck Pain

Chapter 34A Metabolic Diseases of Bone

Chapter 34B Congenital Bone Dysplasias

Chapter 35 Arthritis and Rheumatoid Diseases

Chapter 35A Osteoarthritis

Chapter 35B Vertebral Osteomyelitis

Chapter 35C Infectious Arthritis

Chapter 36 Cervical Spondylosis

Chapter 36A Cervical Instability

Chapter 37 Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chapter 37A Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis



VOLUME 3



Chapter 37B Ankylosing Spondylitis

Chapter 38 Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Chapter 39 Thoracic Outlet Syndromes

Chapter 40 Disorders of the Shoulder

Chapter 41 Tumors of the Neck

Chapter 41A Lymphomas

Chapter 42 Neurologic Diseases and Disorders

Chapter 42A Central Nervous System Infections

Chapter 43 Injuries to the Cervical Spinal Cord

Chapter 44 Blunt and Penetrating Trauma to Soft Tissue Structures of the Neck

Chapter 44A Craniocervical Injuries

Chapter 44B Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Chapter 45 Injury of the Larynx and Vocal Cords

Chapter 45A Cancer of the Larynx and Vocal Cords

Chapter 46 Injuries of the Trachea and Bronchi

Chapter 46A The Pharynx

Chapter 47 Blood Vessel Injuries

Chapter 48 Injury of the Esophagus

Chapter 49 Cancer of the Esophagus

Chapter 49A Thyroid Diseases

Chapter 49B Neck Surgery: Thyroid, Parathyroid and Parotid Glands



PART 5: AUTHORITATIVE QUOTATIONS

Chapter 50 Aphorisms--Injury and Disease of the Neck



VOLUME 4



PART 6: MEDICO-LEGAL ANNOTATIONS

Damages Awards Chart

Chapter 100 Amounts of Awards

Chapter101 Significant Cases Involving Specific Matters

Glossary of Terms

Master Bibliography

Legal Bibliography

Index