Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. The lungs are made up of small sacs called alveoli, which fill with air when a healthy person breathes. When an individual has pneumonia, the alveoli are filled with pus and fluid, which makes breathing painful and limits oxygen intake. Pneumonia is the […]

Body Planes and Directional Terms

Body Planes

As part of an Independent Medical Assessment, a specialist may be required to carry out a physical examination of the claimant.  When the specialist dictates the report, they will need to refer to the body and the location of its parts in precise detail.  In doing this they will use terminology of body planes.  They […]

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is an uncommon chronic pain condition that can affect the arms, legs, hands or feet of a patient, following an injury.  Rarely, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome affects other parts of the body. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome accounts for approximately 2% to 5% of adult pain clinic patients and up to […]

Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. In other words, the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. Multiple Sclerosis One of the Diseases we will cover in the article is, Multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive and unpredictable chronic disease […]

Foot Conditions

Photo Of The Foot

Our feet and ankle joints have to bear the weight of our entire body with every step that we take, and when we are aiming for 10,000 steps per day, that is a lot of movement and stress. As a result, our feet are susceptible to many different injuries and foot conditions which are caused […]

The Defibrillator

Photo of Defibrillator

A fibrillation can be described as muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibres acting without coordination. In the heart this is caused by the electrical charges that make the heartbeat become irregular and rapid. If untreated, fibrillation can lead to cardiac arrest, also known as myocardial infarction, and death. The defibrillator, if used as soon as […]

Why Your Business Needs Medicolegal Specialists Services

Medical Consultants

Independent Medicolegal specialists provide assessments that are essential in the proceedings of ongoing injury claims, workplace health and safety matters and workplace injury management. LexiMed offers independent unbiased medical specialist opinions and reports across Australasia in over 25 specialised medical fields. Our trusted specialists have been working and involved with the industry for over 20 […]

Spinal Conditions

There are many different spinal conditions. Spondylosis is a common degenerative condition of the spine that is caused by age related changes in the intervertebral disks. It can cause pressure on the nerve roots with subsequent sensory and, or motor disturbances, causing pain and numbness. You can read our article in full below: Spinal Conditions

Regional Pain Syndrome

Unravelling the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Enigma Complex regional pain syndrome type 1 remains a condition crying out for an organic etiology. The current reviews remain more theoretical than concrete. Because of this, we have no gold standard investigation for diagnosis. Therefore, it is impossible to accurately calculate sensitivity and specificity, as index cases are […]

Surgical Management of Low Back Pain

Spinal fusion surgery for lumbar non-specific low back pain is controversial, particularly because the origin of the pain is undetermined and imaging of the spine is unhelpful. The procedure dates back to 1889 but it is in the past 20 years that there has been a great escalation internationally in its use, with an increase […]