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When range of motion is not enough: Towards an evidence-based approach to medico-legal reporting in whiplash injury.
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PMID:  24931872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Whiplash injury medico-legal reporting has traditionally been focused upon identifying restrictions in range of motion and identifying the presence of tender areas in the cervical spine in an effort both to diagnose the condition and to offer a prognosis. There have been considerable advances in this field over the last decade however that calls into question such a diminutive approach. This paper reviews the contemporary evidence base for the medico-legal assessment of whiplash injury and identifies a body of literature that strongly implicates a Claimant's physiological and psychological stress response as a key medico-legal marker in predicting prognosis following whiplash injury.
Authors:
Christian Worsfold
Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-4-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  25C     ISSN:  1878-7487     ISO Abbreviation:  J Forensic Leg Med     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-6-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  95-99     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
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