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Assessment of whiplash and cervical spine injury.
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PMID:  22105883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Formulating an expert opinion on whiplash injuries requires that consideration be given to biomechanical, orthopedic, neurological, psychiatric and medicolegal aspects. The greatest difficulties are encountered in cases of mild whiplash where patients complain of constant pain without any physical correlative. Diverse assessments and principles for approving a claim are reflected in the fact that the prevalence of chronic spine pain after whiplash injuries (late whiplash syndrome) varies between 16% and 71% in different countries, and the proportion of whiplash injuries involved in petitions for compensation differs greatly across Europe (UK 75%, Germany 47%, Finland 8.5% and France 3% of all personal injuries).Important biomechanical, orthopedic, neurological, psychiatric and medicolegal aspects of expert testimony on whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are delineated.
Authors:
P Marx
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Der Nervenarzt     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0407     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400773     Medline TA:  Nervenarzt     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
-, Terrassenstr. 45, 14129, Berlin, Deutschland, peter.marx@charite.de.
Vernacular Title:
Begutachtung von Beschleunigungsverletzungen der Halswirbelsäule.
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