A A Concise Guide to Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal by Chris E. Wiggins MD

By Chris E. Wiggins MD

This easy-to-use guide is a timesaving consultant to assigning musculoskeletal impairment rankings for laborers repayment, own harm, and incapacity claims. It follows lots of the rules within the American clinical Association's publications to the assessment of everlasting Impairment and provides those guidance in quick-reference tabular layout for busy clinicians. part One summarizes the methods and terminology of impairment score. part includes score tables for the higher extremity, decrease extremity, backbone, pelvis, dermis, and soreness. Appendices comprise tables for changing scores from one physique half to a different and mixing a number of accidents.

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Chicago: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 1960. 3. Burton R. The Hand, Examination and Diagnosis. 3rd ed. New York: Church= ill Livingstone; 1990.

Because hand injuries are common, often with multiple stiff digits, the calculations can quickly reach levels= of difficulty seemingly more appropriate for an accountant than a clinician. T= his is what has made the AMA Guides exact, but also= very complex. To streamline the rating process, the author of this manual has me= rged those functional units, requiring digital addition only among multiple inju= red digits. Ma= ximum Values In no case can the sum of impairments o= f a part exceed the percentage due to amputation.

3. Burton R. The Hand, Examination and Diagnosis. 3rd ed. New York: Church= ill Livingstone; 1990.

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