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PubMed - By the National Library of Medicine.

Healthfinder.gov - By the US Dept. of Health & Human Services (advertisement free).

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - If it's poisonous, lethal, or seriously noxious, you can probably find it—and a remedy—in this database of toxic substances and diseases.

HealthLinks.net

DiscoveryHealth.com - from Discovery.com

InteliHealth - Johns Hopkins electronic medical library has access to nearly 1 million pages of health information that's accurate, up-to-date and action-oriented.

MedChoice - Designed primarily for health professionals, now with consumer side, MedChoice is one of the most extensive medical databases available on the web, including simulations and a huge library of diagnostic images.

Medical World Search - Full text search capability for nearly 100,000 Web pages from thousands of selected medical sites.

MedicineNet - Search disease and pharmacy archives, "ask the experts," read hot news, or learn how to save a life with this mega-site maintained by physician-educators.

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Medical Provider & Malpractice Information

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Medical Malpractice is not driving up the cost of health care!

National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Press Release 11-29-99 blames the majority of medical errors on the way the health system is organized. Their press release states medical errors kill 44,000-98,000 people in U.S. hospitals each year and claim that even using the lower estimate, more people die from medical mistakes each year than from highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS and more than 7,000 deaths annually (exceeding those from workplace injuries) occur from medication errors that take place both in and out of hospitals. NAS Institute of Medicine

Reducing Medical Errors Requires National Computerized Information Systems - NAS Institute of Medicine.  

13 Years of Malpractice Caps Result in California Premiums INCREASING 450%. 13 Years of Insurance Regulation Result in California Premiums DECREASING 2% Why do the insurance companies lie to doctors and rip them off?  It's time for doctors to fight back!  The Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights (FTCR) is a nationally-recognized, California-based, non-profit education and advocacy organization. Our job is to fight to protect your interests every day. We provide people with the facts, not propaganda. We hold the politicians and the special interests accountable when they endanger the public.

Guide to Top Doctors - by Consumers' Checkbook, a nonprofit consumer information & service resource.

AMA: Doctor Finder/Information

Board Certified Physician Search

Hospital Compare - by US Dept of Health & Human Services

Guide to Hospitals - by Consumers' Checkbook, a nonprofit consumer information & service resource.

Best Hospital Finder - Find the best hospitals in the US by US News & World Report

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations - The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.  This is a good source for investigations involving medical malpractice.

20,125 Questionable Doctors Disciplined by State & Federal Governments

License, Background Info & Disciplinary Actions concerning doctors in several states

New York Physician Profile

License Verifications - New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions - All professions.

New York State Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct - professional misconduct by licensed physicians, physician assistants, or specialist assistants.

New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions - Disciplinary Actions - Certified Social Work - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Pharmacy - Podiatry - Psychology - Professional Engineering - Respiratory Therapy - Veterinary Medicine

Nursing Home Compare - Provides understandable information about the performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.

Listing of State EMS offices

American Medical Forensic Specialists - Medical expert witnesses.

 

Cancer Misdiagnosed by hCG false positive results:

Laurence Anthony Cole, PhD Associate Professor in Reproductvie and Cancer Biology, Department of Obstetrics and  Gynecology and Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center - featured on ABC Prime Time 

hCG Reference Service - The hCG Reference Service is a consulting service. It was started to address these issues, aid in the interpretation of irregular or conflicting hCG results, help interpret low levels of hCG in non-pregnant individuals, and in individuals with trophoblast disease (hydatidiform mole and choriocarcinoma). It was also started to detect false-positive or phantom hCG results, and hCG of pituitary or cancer origin.

Jennifer Rufer's Story of Unnecessary Cancer Treatment May Have Saved Others - ABC Prime Time

 

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MEDICAL INFORMATION & MEDICAL RESEARCH

       injury and treatment research

 

Medical Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Research

U.S. National Library of Medicine

MEDLINEplus - MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 600 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.

PubMed - a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

Medem Library - Voted one of the top ten consumer health sites by the Medical Library Association.

Medical Abbreviations at MediLexicon

Medical Dictionary at MediLexicon

ICD-9 Code Search at MediLexicon - The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the classification used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates.

Definitions of Medical Equipment & Surgical Instruments at MediLexicon

JDMD - Medical & Dental Abbreviations

Harrison's Online - The complete text, illustrations, and expanded features from the 15th edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.

Free Medical Journals - The Free Medical Journals Site is dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy

Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Service

ClinicalTrials.gov - A service of NIH

Virtual Hospital - Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients.  The Virtual Hospital digital library contains thousands of textbooks and booklets for health care providers and patients.  The Virtual Hospital digital library also delivers Continuing Education (CE) to health care provider's offices and homes in a clinically relevant context at their convenience, thereby making CE more effective and efficient.

Virtual Children's Hospital -  

The Virtual Body - Anatomy and guided tours in English or Spanish.  

Anatomy and Histology Links

Anatomy of the Human Body [H Gray; 1918 Ed.] - Bartleby.com

AnatLine - From the National Library of Medicine. AnatLine is a prototype system consisting of an anatomical image database and an online browser. This prototype was developed by the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the National Library of Medicine to provide a client/server Internet interface to access gross anatomy images of the human body.

eSkeletons Project

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variations - Virtual Hospital

Musculoskeletal Atlas

Muscles Tutorial

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics - Fabulous web site with great images and a lot of good information.

Medical Library - by WebMD

Medical Encyclopedia - by drkoop.com

Today on Medscape - Daily Medical News on line.  A great website for medical information.

FDA consumer information  

CPR & First Aid training

Multiple links to Acute Care, Trauma, EMS, Rehab/Disability, & others

National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) - Links to Patient Resources.

HealthBoards.com - provides over 80 message boards for specific health concerns that are free for anyone to participate in. You can post questions, comments, and respond to messages from others.

 

TMJ - Temporomanibular Joint, Jaw & Dental Injuries

          TMJ pain

See also Radiology on this page

Dental Tooth Numbering Chart

What is Temporomandibular Joint Disease?

TMJ Anatomy & Function - University of Washington 

Mandible Fractures - How do you fix a broken jaw?

Temporomadibular Joint Tutorial [Gillespy & Richardson] - Washington U.

TMJ Association, Ltd.

Temporomandibular Joint Disease [K.E. Goldman]

TMJ (Jaw Joints) - a Plain Talk Guide

About Chairside Consultation on TMJ Disorders [E Reiman]

About the Diagnosis & Treatment of TMJ

Cranio journal

About TMJ & Jaw Joint Disorders - Healthtouch

TMJ & Facial Pain Center [W Shankland]


Orthopedics & Surgery

Orthopedic Institute of Southern California

YourSurgery.Com is a multimedia database of operative procedures designed to educate patients and their families about their surgeries. With the use of simple diagrams, photos and cutting edge animation, YourSurgery.Com seeks to encourage meaningful patient - physician communication before and after surgery.  In addition, with the introduction of YourSurgery.Com's Internet Informed Consent (patent pending), the site seeks to provide surgeons and hospitals with increased protection by ensuring greater patient understanding of their surgical procedures.

OrthoClinics.com - Patient-oriented orthopedic information

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

American Trauma Society

What is a Sprain, Strain, Contusion, Tendinitis or Bursitis?

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Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is where the humerus (upper arm bone), the clavicle (collarbone), and the scapula (shoulder blade) come together.  The head of the humerus bone sits in the glenoid cavity of the shoulder blade.  The glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) is held together by the labrum, a rim of soft tissue that surrounds the glenoid.

Anatomical Images of the Shoulder:  Image 1  Image 2  Image 3

A Patient's Guide to Shoulder Problems/Injuries

Shoulder Injuries and Disorders - diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, prevention/screening, rehabilitation/recovery, specific conditions and more from Medline Plus the National Library of Medicine.

Anatomy of the Shoulder

Acute Shoulder Injuries - including clavicle fracture, proximal humerus fracture, glenohumeral dislocation, acromioclavicular sprain, and rotator cuff tear.

Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries - Identifying and Treating 'Separated Shoulder' and Other Conditions

Shoulder Injury, Exercise and Repair

Patient Guide to Shoulder Surgeries and Injuries - Virtual Hospital

bony Bankart fracture is a fracture of the anterior-inferior glenoid (front, lower portion of the glenoid) which also indicates that the labrum and ligaments in the front part of the shoulder are no longer attached to the glenoid.

Common Shoulder Injuries Among Athletes - Evaluation & Management

Shoulder Injuries from Skiing

Shoulder Injuries & Golf

Preventing Shoulder Injury While kayaking or Paddling

Shoulder Injuries and Rehabilitation in Lacrosse

Shoulder Injury Research

 

Shoulder Injury Prevention - A series of exercises for the UN-injured swimmer or athlete.

 

Shoulder Injury Exercises

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Hip Injuries

Anatomy of the Hip

A Patient's Guide to Hip Injuries & Surgery

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Spine Injury & Spinal Cord Injuries

See also on this page:
Disabilities | Spine Diseases | Regional Spine Injury Centers |
Communication & Internet Access for Quadriplegics |

Low back pain, sprains & strains - by the Center for Injury Assistance® at HURT911®

Disc Anatomy - Chiro Geek

TameThePain.com - Medtronic Pain Pump and Pain Pacemaker promoted by Jerry Lewis.

Guides for Patients with Cervical Spine Injuries & Videos provided by eOrthopod patient education materials for medical websites

Guides for Patients with Thoracic Spine Injuries & Videos

Guides for Patients with Lumbar Spine Injuries & Videos

Guides for Patients with Spine Issues-generally

X-Plain Patient Education Tutorial - MedlinePlus multimedia tutorial on spinal cord injury from the National Institutes of Health.

Spinal Cord Injury in Children - Children's Hospital Boston

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone - not-for-profit Spinal Cord Injury educational Knowledge Base

Apparalyzed - provides patient information about acute spinal cord injuries, as well as treatment, symptoms, information on long term rehabilitation issues and peer support, to help improve the quality of life of those affected by a spinal cord injury.

Tetraplegia - Restoring hand function after a spinal cord injury.

QUAD-LIST Discussion Group - a forum for anyone who suffers a partial or full loss of function all 4 extremities of the body

SpineUniverse.com - Everything for your neck & back

Spinedr - info on spine injuries and surgery.

Principles & Practice of Radio Frequency Neurolysis - technique for temporarily destroying nerves for pain relief.

X STOP - titanium metal implant spacer designed to fit between the spinous processes of the vertebrae in your lower back.

INFUSE Bone Graft - a therapy for spinal fusion called INFUSE bone graft eliminating the need for painful bone graft surgery.

XLIF Surgery Explained - video from The Doctors TV show with neurosurgeon spine specialist Dr. Ian Armstrong explaining a new minimally invasive spine surgery.

Stem Cells in Spine Surgery - video from The Doctors TV show with neurosurgeon spine specialist Dr. Ian Armstrong who performed neck surgery using adult stem cells from cadavers.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Spine-surgery.com - Spine FAQs; Articles; Procedure Photos & Illustrations; Information on the SB Charite III Artificial Disc Study; Virtual Grand Rounds with radiographic images. 

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery - The SB Charite III Dynamic Disc Spacer for disc replacement surgery to relieve back pain caused by "degenerative disc disease". 

The Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center

Spinal Cord Society - An international society for cure research

The Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention (FSCIP)

International Campaign for Cures of Spinal Cord Injury

Quit smoking - Smoking not only causes cancer and heart problems, but also degrades bone structure including the spine.

Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury

American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

The American Spinal Injury Association

American Trauma Society

Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation

Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Canadian Paraplegic Association

The Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injury

Acorda Therapeutics - Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. was established in March 1995 to develop therapeutic products for spinal cord injury ("SCI") and other central nervous system disorders.

Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Service

ClinicalTrials.gov - A service of NIH

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Cleveland FES Center - Restoring Function through Electrical Stimulation

Craig Hospital - Craig Hospital is exclusively dedicated to the specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig has treated more than 24,000 patients since 1956 - more spinal cord injury patients than any other single facility in the world.

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis: SCI research

The Myelin Project - The Myelin Project is an international grassroots organization whose mission is to accelerate medical research on myelin repair.  Myelin is the white matter coating our nerves, enabling them to conduct impulses between the brain and other parts of the body. It consists of a layer of proteins packed between two layers of lipids.  Myelin is produced by specialized cells: oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system, and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system. Myelin sheaths wrap themselves around axons, the threadlike extensions of neurons which make up the nerve fibers. Each oligodendrocyte can myelinate several axons.

Rehabilitation Research Center - The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) conducts research to better understand and improve outcomes after TBI and SCI.

Shepherd Center - Shepherd Center is an Atlanta-based catastrophic care hospital, treating people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular illnesses and urological problems.

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System centered at the University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Spinal Research Trust

Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Projects

BrainandSpinalcord.org - resource for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.

VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Services

Trace Research and Development Center - Designing consumer products.

The Travis Roy Foundation was established in 1997 to help spinal cord injury survivors and to fund research into a cure.

Directory of resources for coping with spinal cord injuries - Wheelchair Nation

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Spine Diseases

Regional Spinal Cord Injury Centers

A List of Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems by Region

Georgia Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System - The Shepherd Center in Atlanta (A nurse specializing in spine injuries told me that this is where she would want to be if she were a quadriplegic)

Model Regional Spinal Cord Injury Care System - Alabama

Mount Sinai Model Spinal Cord Injury System

Northeast Ohio Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Northern California Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Northern New Jersey Model Spinal Cord Injury System

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

Rocky Mountain Model Spinal Cord Injury System

University of Michigan Model Spinal Cord Injury Care System

Spinal Cord Research Center

Texas Model SCI System

Virginia VCU/MCV SCI Model Spinal System

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Computer Aided Speech Communication & Internet Access for Quadriplegics

Eyegaze Edge™ eyetracking technology, by LC Technologies, Inc., is an eye-operated computer for both control and communication.  It also utilizes a device for monitoring and recording eye motion and related eye data and turns your eye movements into typing, "talking" (audible computer-generated speech), and even operating equipment such as turning on a lamp. The Eyegaze System’s Eyefollower™ tracks both eyes over the full range of head motion solving tolerance-to-head-motion when tracking eye movement and accommodates all natural head motions during normal operation.

CogniTechCafe offers support for assistive technology devices to individuals, service professionals, clinicians, and vendors of technology products for individuals with disabilities.

DynaVox - A user customizable system that gives users the ability to communicate by using computer-generated synthesized or digitized voice. A wide range of preloaded, synthesized voices and AT&T Natural Voices including child and adult voices can be used. With wireless Internet access, communication can also be accomplished via e-mail, text messaging and other methods. Standard shortcuts with built-in spell checker and phrase prediction features allows the user to easily and quickly send messages and engage in quickly moving conversations on or off-line. Utilizing a computer with Windows, the user can use any Windows compatible program, play games and set up a Web camera. The device can operate a television, CD or DVD player, light switches, or any other item that can be operated with a remote control. Easily transition from one language to another with a single button.

DynaVox EyeMax - The EyeMax System allows users to access their DynaVox Vmax (above) with a simple blink, or by dwelling on a desired area of the screen.

Tobii Eye Tracking & Eye Control

Implantable Brain Sensor - Article about a surgically implanted brain sensor which allowed a 25-year-old quadriplegic to operate a computer and other devices simply using pure thought instead of eye movement.  The implantable brain sensor, the size of a baby aspirin, and computer was created by Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc. and Brown University.

Documenting consumer experiences acquiring and using assistive devices of all kinds following spinal cord injury.

 

 

Foot & Ankle Injuries

Ankle Pain

Anatomy of the Ankle

Anatomy of the Foot

Radiological Views

Non-Operatively Treated Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Fractures: A Twenty Year Follow-up - The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)

Trimalleolar Fracture - Indications for Surgery - (Wheeless' textbook of Orthopaedics).

Trimalleolar ankle fractures present a disabling injury for the patient and a challenge for the surgeon. Scientific Monthly Abstract - There is much debate on the treatment of posterior malleolar fractures involving a percentage of the articular surface. Most authors believe that the posterior malleolus needs to be fixated when it involves 25%-33% of the articular surface, otherwise poor functional outcome will result. Additionally, some feel that fractures below 25% have no dire consequences on functional outcome and does not to be fixated. This article addresses this topic.

Ankle Fracture Dislocations - Discussions, reports, studies and radiological views (Wheeless' textbook of Orthopaedics).

Common Foot Problems

Ankle Injuries & Surgey

Ankle Sprain

Achilles Tendonitis/Rupture

Osteochondritis Dessicans of the Talus

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis/Rupture

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Bunion/Hallux Valgus

Hallux Rigidus

Bunionette (Tailor's Bunion)

Morton's Neuroma

Clawtoes/Hammertoes

Ingrown Toenail

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Brain Injury

The Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injury

The Myelin Project - The Myelin Project is an international grassroots organization whose mission is to accelerate medical research on myelin repair.  Myelin is the white matter coating our nerves, enabling them to conduct impulses between the brain and other parts of the body. It consists of a layer of proteins packed between two layers of lipids.  Myelin is produced by specialized cells: oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system, and Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system. Myelin sheaths wrap themselves around axons, the threadlike extensions of neurons which make up the nerve fibers. Each oligodendrocyte can myelinate several axons.

Rehabilitation Research Center - The Rehabilitation Research Center (RRC) for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) conducts research to better understand and improve outcomes after TBI and SCI.

Shepherd Center - Shepherd Center is an Atlanta-based catastrophic care hospital, treating people with spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular illnesses and urological problems.

Craig Hospital - Craig Hospital is exclusively dedicated to the specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig has treated more than 24,000 patients since 1956 - more spinal cord injury patients than any other single facility in the world.

The Rehabilitation Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Injury

Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Projects

Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Guide

Brain Injury Association USA

National Resource Center on Traumatic Brain Injury

Neuropsychology Homepage

Art therapy

Brain Anatomy  - The Human Brain: Dissections of the Real Brain

3D Brain Anatomy

Brain Function & Pathology

The Whole Brain Atlas

Anatomy of Memory

Anatomy of a Head Injury

Acute Head Trauma in Pediatrics

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Pain & Pain Management

Pain

See this section for Pain in general.  See specific topics for a particular pain, for instance, see Spine Injuries on this page for back pain.

American Board of Intervention Pain Management

American Pain Foundation

The National Chronic Pain Society, Inc. (NCPS)

The National Pain Foundation

Pain Information Center - By Ortho-McNeil, Inc.

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Arthritis

About Glucosamine

The Role of Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfates in the Treatment of Degenerative Joint Disease

Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) - Injury and genetics

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Resource Center

 

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Hearing Loss & Tinnitus (also spelled Tinnitis)

       hearing loss

American Tinnitus Association

Dr. Vana's Helth Tips

Index to Hearing Health Resources on the Internet

Sonus Center for Tinnitus

Hearingconcern.com

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Breast Injuries

A note about implants and accidents.  I had a client who was in a car accident and had been hit in the rear.  One of her saline implants had ruptured and resulted in a small leak requiring surgical replacement.  This is an injury that was caused by the accident and for which the defendant is responsible.  Since implants come in pairs and the integrity of the remaining implant may be questionable, the insurance company or the defendant is financially responsible for replacing both implants.

Blunt traumatic mammary hematoma as part of a seatbelt syndrome - with images.

Does wearing a seatbelt increase my chances of rupture or trauma-induced Capsular Contracture (CC) if I have an accident? - A small piece of good advice for driving with breast implants.

Discussion - As with other conditions related to chest anatomy, crash forces are distributed more evenly in the presence of an air bag than with only a seatbelt or with no restraint. The low risk of implant rupture exists with allogenic or gel-filled implants, not flap procedures. While rupture has been reported anecdotally with seatbelt use, this phenomenon has not been noted to occur due to air bags. If a rupture occurs, a repair can be done. Flap reconstruction with native tissue is no more likely to be damaged than native breast tissue. The exact forces required to rupture an implant are not known, and might be an area for future research.  The National Crash Analysis Center, The George Washington University Medical Center.

American Medical Women's Association - Saline implants are firmer than silicone gel implants. The rate of saline implant rupture is higher. The rupture of an implant results in a sudden change in shape and loss of size in a breast. Implants can rupture spontaneously, presumably due to age of the silicone sheeting. They also may rupture as the result of trauma -- for example, hitting the steering wheel in an automobile accident.

Guidelines for Granting Medical Exemptions for Safety Belt Use in NY

SoftTouch  - Breast & Chest seat belt protector.

 

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Radiology & Medical Imaging

       Radiology & Medical Imaging

PediatricRadiology.com - a pediatric radiology and pediatric imaging digital library

RadiologyEducation.com - a digital library of radiology education resources

NetMedicine - has created an extensive Radiology Teaching Library on the Web containing hundreds of images. Save the images on your computer for future reference or for teaching purposes!

Musculoskeletal Radiology of Fractures

Aunt Minnie - Radiology Starts Here - A comprehensive website for the radiology professional and anyone else.

Radiology Info  - Info on all types of radiology Angiography/Interventional, Computed Tomography (CT), Diagnostic/Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Non-Invasive Vascular Studies, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) & others.

Radiological Society of North America, Inc.

The American Board of Radiology

CXR.com-radiology

Medscape radiology

Radiology-AJR

Radiology

Radiographics

Musculoskeletal Imaging [K Whitten] - Regional Diagnostic Radiology

DAVID, Online Atlas of Human Anatomy for Clinical Imaging Diagnosis

TMJ Anatomy & Function - University of Washington - Diagnostic Radiology Anatomy Module

Oral Radiology Teaching Files: Diseases

Facial and Mandibular Fractures - Approaches To Differential Diagnosis In Musculoskeletal Imaging

Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology - Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)

Lumbar Myelograms - CME101.com

Brief info about Myelogram - Hershey Med C./Penn State U.

Your Doctor Has Ordered: A Myelogram - Virtual Hospital

Myelogram - Radiology Dept at Methodist Health Care System

Myelogram - Important Considerations, SpinUniverse.com

Myelogram Reaction - Spinal Fusions (Disc Problems) archives

Primal Pictures - Software that specializes in 3-D computer graphics of human anatomy with color graphics that are remarkable for their clarity and precision.  I just received the Interactive Knee which is absolutely amazing.  It shows the knee at various depths in various types of images such as 3d Model Mode; Topic Mode with views for Anatomy, Surgery, Biomechanics & Radiology; and MRI Mode.  There are movies such as one which shows a doctor conducting a McMurray's test. The view or movie is on the left side of the screen with corresponding text on the subject, on the right. Everything is interactive and changes to correlate with the word you click on. This is a fabulous program for the medical profession or the personal injury attorney. While it would be interesting for a lay person with a knee injury, it is easier to use with a basic understanding of the knee and would require the lay person to spend some time learning. I highly recommend this software. Primal Pictures, Ltd can be reached at 1-800-716-2475.

DOE Openness: Human Radiation Experiments - The Office of Human Radiation Experiments, established in March 1994.  Here, the Department of Energy presents documents relating to experiments that took place during the Cold War. Includes oral histories of those involved.

 

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Wrist, Hand, Repetitive Strain Injuries & Ergonomics

       

Ergonomics at Work - US Dept of Commerce National Technical Information Service

Anatomy of the Elbow

Anatomy of the Lateral Elbow

Anatomy of the Wrist

Bones of the Hand

A Patient's Guide to Hand Injuries & Surgery

CTS Place: the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Home Page - Everything you could want to know about carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and how to prevent it.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Interesting synopsis about the injury and the problem.

Incidence of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in Repetitive Strain Injuries

The "Double Crush" and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Q & A about Repetitive Strain Injuries - Scroll down their page a little for an index.

Articles on Repetitive Strain Injuries

A Patient's Guide to Elbow Injuries & Surgery

A Patient's Guide to Wrist Injuries & Surgery

About Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epiconylitis) [S. Zeman]

Tennis Elbow Central [J Meltzer]

Preventing Tennis Injuries [Oransky & Kinneary]

A Note on Elbow Injuries - SouthWestern Univ.

About Golfer's Elbow (medial epicondylitis) Problem [MR Patel] - Hand Surgery C.

Introduction to Ergonomics

Working at Home - Ergonomics advice.

Office Ergonomics Checklist

Office Ergonomics - Point-summaries of problems, workplace set-up issues and stuff generally relevant to injury prevention.

How to sit at a computer

"Healthy Computing" by IBM - lots of information and illustrations on workplace setups and ergonomics including some neat animation.

Preventing overuse strain injury - Key points for managers

Ergonomic Case Studies - Real life examples in which ergonomics hazards have been addressed for many different jobs. Each case study consists of a task description, ergonomic risk factors, administrative or design solutions, comments, and vendor information.


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DISABILITIES

       

See also SPINE INJURIES on this page

Camp Loyaltown for children with disabilities

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund Inc - Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center - The Americans with Disabilities Act Document Centre provides a wealth of hard-to-find documents on disability law as well as links to other related sites.

National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

New York Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc (NLS) is a not-for-profit agency located in Buffalo, New York. NLS provides free legal services to persons with low-income and persons with disabilities. It also provides a wide range of technical assistance and support services, primarily under its disability-related grants. While the majority of its services are provided within Erie County, New York, NLS also provides disability-related services for all of Western New York and operates both a Statewide and National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project to assist persons with disabilities and the advocates and agencies that serve them.

U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act

Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law - American Bar Association

The N. Neal Pike Institute on Law and Disability - Boston University School of Law

DisabilityResources.org - Disability Resources is a nonprofit organization that provides information about resources for independent living.

Disabled Rights Action Committee

The Council for Disability Rights

American for Disabled for Attendant Programs Today - Provides legal news updates on issues of importance to persons with disabilities. Includes press releases and links to discussion groups.

Accessology, Inc.

Active Voices in Disabilities

American Sign Language - Basic dictionary of ASL terms

Center For Applied Special Technology

Computers for Handicapped Independence Program

The National Parent Network on Disabilities

The National Rehabilitation Information Center

The Physical Activity & Disability Virtual Laboratory

RVL S.C.O.R.E. International

Shake-A-Leg

DisabilityResources.org 

Kessler Medical Rehabiliation and Education Corp.

Disabled American Veterans

Paralyzed Veterans of America

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Burn Injuries

Diagnosis of Burns

Burns-Medline Plus

Nanoparticle treatment reduces burn infection

Nanoemulsion topical lotion for treatment of burns - article about NanoBio Corp. announcement of the potential for NB-201 to be useful in preventing infection to the damaged area of the burn area and to reduce early post-burn inflammation.

Government Resources


Center for Information Technology Accommodation

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Department of Veterans Affairs

Disability.gov

Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines

HUD Home Page: People Who Are Disabled

National Council on Disability (NCD)

National Library Service for Blind/Physically Handicapped

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research - Model
  Spinal Cord Injury System

National Institute on Disability and Rehabiliation Research - Rehabiliation
  Research and Training Centers

Paralyzed Veterans of America

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

SECTION 8 PROGRAM FACT SHEET

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Disability Publications

Ability

Accent on Living

Can DO.com

Disability Resources on the Internet

Life on Wheels

Mainstream- Magazine of the Able-Disabled

New Mobility 

Paraplegia News

Sports 'N Spokes

Thomas Land Publications

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Disability Support Groups & Pages

Ability Forum

AbilityHub.com

AccessLife

Eric & Amy's Page

Family Friendly Fun and Life Resources  

Institute for Human Development

Joni & Freinds - The Disability Outreach of Joni Erickson Tada

Margie's Spinal Cord Information Support Page

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

    NSCIA State Chapters

Paralyzed Veterans of America

   PVA State Chapters

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Safety Standard Setting Organizations

American National Standards Institute

American Society for Testing & Materials

National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment

Snell Memorial Foundation

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Sports

Disabled Sports USA

Paraplegia News

Wheelchair Sports, USA

List of websites for various wheelchair sports

Disability Rights Law

A Guide to Disability Rights Law Website

A Guide to Disability Rights Law Document

Financial Aid

Aid for Students With Disabilities

Structured Financial Settlements

Medical Insurance Disputes, Hospital Bill Errors & Medical Bill Errors

Resources in Other Languages

Paralysis Society of America (Spanish)


Find a Personal Injury Attorney at HURT911®

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