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RWK Goodman TAC Magazine - 9th Edt - Spinal surgery in cerebral palsy: funding the costs
Opinion  |  22:08:23
Discussing spinal surgery in cerebral palsy and funding the costs of SDR and curvature surgery
Surgical treatment of the spine, whether that is to treat curvature of the spine or to carry out selective dorsal rhizotomy, has become a mainstay of treatment for children and young people with cerebral palsy. As a parent or carer of a child with cerebral palsy, it is not always an easy decision to proceed to surgery. Both the likely benefits need be considered against the known risks of surgery. In addition, for some, the cost of surgery will hang heavily in the balance.
RWK Goodman TAC Magazine - 9th Edt - Horse accidents and spinal injury
Opinion  |  17:08:23
Horse accidents and spinal injury
Riding horses can be one the most exciting things we ever do. It can also be one of the most dangerous. Anyone who knows horses will understand that a horse can spook, kick, rear or bolt at any perceived danger, whether it is real or not.
RWK Goodman TAC Magazine - 9th Edt - Travelling with spinal cord injury
Opinion  |  17:08:23
Travelling with a spinal cord injury
Maggie Sargent, Director of Community Case Management Services (CCMS) outline the key challenges of travelling with a spinal cord injury and what can be done to make things a little easier.
RWk Goodman TAC Magazine - 9th Edt - Claire Thornber, Founder of the Cauda Equina Champions Charity
Opinion  |  17:08:23
In Conversation with… Claire Thornber, Founder of the Cauda Equina Champions Charity
RWK Goodman Partner and  Head of Medical Negligence Simon Elliman talks to Claire Thornber, Founder of the Cauda Equina Champions Charity to find out more about the new national pathway for diagnosing and treating Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) that was launched by Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT).
Doctor inspecting a set of spinal scans
Opinion  |  20:07:23
The new CES pathway – does it enable clinicians to get treatment right first time?
The new treatment pathway for CES, delivered as part of the NHS’s Getting It Right First Time initiative to improve care for various conditions, is a positive step forward in ensuring better outcomes for...
Person with their hand on lower back in foreground whilst doctor points at model of spinal column in background
Report  |  29:06:22
Urgent cauda equina care – have lessons been learned?
In collaboration with the Cauda Equina Champions Charity, we have conducted research that suggests there is still work to be done to improve emergency care for cauda equina syndrome so as to avoid life-changing outcomes.
Opinion  |  08:06:21
The stresses and strains of being a family carer – Tegan’s experience
Simon Elliman relays the experience of young carer Tegan, whose mother Vicky lives with cauda equina syndrome.
Opinion  |  04:02:21
For injured people, it’s vital to find time to talk about mental health
When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?
Case Study  |  06:01:21
£3000 for delayed diagnosis of spinal subluxation by North Bristol NHS Trust Hospital
£3,000 compensation recovered from North Bristol NHS Trust for pain and suffering caused by a three month delay in correctly diagnosing spinal subluxation.
Opinion  |  14:12:20
‘Next-gen’ gaming isn’t here until video games are accessible for all – fortunately progress has been made for gamers with disabilities
With a new generation of consoles now with (some of) us, Mark Walters and Olivia Plumb look at the current state of accessibility in gaming. Is there more still to be done to help gamers with disabilities?
Opinion  |  16:11:20
The Disability Discrimination Act 25 years on – has it achieved its aims?
Eirian Hitchmough, a solicitor in our Compensation Protection Unit, recognises last week's anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act and explains how things have changed in the last 25 years - as well as what still needs to happen...
Opinion  |  05:11:20
Scoliosis correction surgery – what are the risks and how can they be mitigated?
Simon Elliman considers the risks associated with procedures to correct scoliosis and what sometimes goes wrong, either in terms of achieving the desired outcome, or by way of catastrophic complications of the surgery.
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