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    I often get requests for advice about personal injuries. See below for the most recent example. I am not a physician, so I can t help these people. Does
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 8, 2001
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      I often get requests for advice about personal injuries. See below
      for the most recent example. I am not a physician, so I can't help
      these people. Does anyone know of a good website or a list where I
      can direct them? Askthedoctor.com or some such. (That URL does
      exist, but it's a site for promoting yet another nutritional
      supplement.)

      Will Hopkins
      editor@...

      >Hi,
      >I am a 42 year old female. I slipped and fell on the ice a little over two
      >weeks ago. I dislocated my ankle, fractured the fibula and tore the deltoid
      >ligament. I have a steel plate with 6 screws in my fibula and a pin holding
      >my deltoid ligament in place. I have a knee high cast on and have been
      >required to keep the leg non weight bearing. I have been given very little
      >info as to projected prognosis or the course of treatment with my injury. I
      >have been told that the screws and plate will come out. I am not sure when.
      >I was told 6-8 months rehab with this injury.
      >Could you give me any suggestions or direct me to any assistance that I
      >could implement on my own.
      >I am doing well leg exercising. I am taking nutritional supplements.
      >Any assistance you could offer would be gratefully appreciated.
      >Thank you

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    • Stephen M. Perle, D.C.
      When the question deals with running injuries and some sports injuries a good site is the American Running Association s at http://www.americanrunning.org/ ...
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        When the question deals with running injuries and some sports injuries a
        good site is the American Running Association's at
        http://www.americanrunning.org/

        Sportsci Web site wrote:
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        > I often get requests for advice about personal injuries. See below
        > for the most recent example. I am not a physician, so I can't help
        > these people. Does anyone know of a good website or a list where I
        > can direct them? Askthedoctor.com or some such. (That URL does
        > exist, but it's a site for promoting yet another nutritional
        > supplement.)
        >
        > Will Hopkins
        > editor@...
        >
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        Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences he is a fool is not
        University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic a great fool."
        Bridgeport, CT 06601 Chuang Tzu
        E-mail: perle@...
        http://www.bridgeport.edu/chiro/
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      • Ian Shrier by way of Will Hopkins
        [Ian posted this message to me, but agreed for me to redirect it to the list. Does it mean that anyone can be sued for giving advice about anything, if a
        Message 3 of 4 , Jan 9, 2001
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          [Ian posted this message to me, but agreed for me to redirect it to
          the list. Does it mean that anyone can be sued for giving advice
          about anything, if a court decides that the advice led to problems?
          If so, is there is a disclaimer you can preface all advice with to
          get yourself off the hook? Does it make a difference if you accept
          payment for the advice or service? -Will]

          I knew of a site, but it closed down. There are still some around. The
          problem is that once a physician answers a specific question from an
          individual, they have entered into a patient-physician relationship, with
          all the associated obligations and responsibilities. Any advice given can
          become the basis for a lawsuit. So, insurances have to be paid, etc and in
          Canada, our malpractice insurance company won't cover us. In addition,
          because the lawsuits can be anywhere, the physicians sets themselves up for
          being sued in a foreign country where differing regulations mean the
          situation becomes very difficult.

          Ian Shrier MD, PhD, Dip Sport Med
          Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies
          SMBD-Jewish General Hospital
          3755 Cote Sainte-Catherine Rd
          Montreal, Qc H3T 1E2

          check out the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine website
          http://www.casm-acms.org

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        • by way of Sportsci Website
          I am a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist in the US. I host a forum on the website http://www.sportspecific.com under the
          Message 4 of 4 , Jan 10, 2001
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            I am a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning
            specialist in the US. I host a forum on the website
            http://www.sportspecific.com under the heading of injury prevention
            and rehab. I can usually reply to questions posted within 48 hours.

            Brian J. Boyle PT, MS, CSCS
            Lehigh Valley Hospital
            CC and I-78
            Allentown, PA 18105

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