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A Concise Guide to Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Impairment Ratings

Publication Year:
2007
Edition:
1st
Author:
Wiggins, Chris E, MD
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
ISBN:
978-0-78-176566-4
Doody's Star Rating®:
Score:
86
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This asy-to-use manual is a timesaving guide to assigning musculoskeletal impairment ratings for worker's compensation, personal injury, and disability claims.

Follows most of the principles in the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment and presents these guidelines in quick-reference tabular format for busy clinicians.

Section One summarizes the procedures and terminology of impairment rating. Section Two contains rating tables for the upper extremity, lower extremity, spine, pelvis, skin, and pain. Appendices include tables for converting ratings from one body part to another and combining multiple injuries.
  • Covers only the musculoskeletal system, the largest single category of lost-time occupational injuries and illnesses
  • Follows the principles set forth in the American Medical Association's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
  • Presents guidelines in quick-reference tabular format for the busy clinician

  • Contains impairment rating tables for the upper extremity, lower extremity, spine and pelvis, and pain conditions
  • Includes tables for converting ratings from one body part to a whole-person impairment rating
  • Includes a table for combining multiple impairment ratings (multiple injuries)
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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Wiggins, Chris E, MD
ISBN:
978-0-78-176566-4
Specialty:
  • Chiropractic
  • Legal Issues
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational & Environmental Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation & Physical Medicine
Language:
English
Edition:
1st
Pages:
74
Publication Year:
2007
Doody's Star Rating®:
Score:
86

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