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ACA Engage 2020: Objectifying Permanent Injury of the Cervical Spine

Event date: 2/1/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event

In this presentation, Dr. Saboe will review the significance of long-term cervical spine injuries.  Topics will include identifying common mechanisms of injury, the methodology of objectifying muscle, ligamentous and intervertebral disc injuries, and the devices used to help identify such injuries. Dr. Saboe’s presentation brings the listener from the doctor's office to the courtroom and feature information on how to prepare to be the medical expert in a trial involving such cases.  

Learning Objectives:   

  1. Distinguish the differences between acute and long-term spinal injury.    

  1. Identify the permanent injury of the cervical spine.    

  1. Discuss how to present such information in a legal courtroom as the medical expert 

InstructorVern A. Saboe, Jr., DC
About the InstructorDr. Saboe is board certified in orthopedics, neurology and forensic science and is in his 38th year of private practice. He served on the State of Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) and the HERC’s Subcommittee for Evidence-based Guidelines Development and Coverage Guidance (2011-2015) helping to develop Oregon’s Evidence-based Low Back Pain Management Guidelines. He currently serves on the HERC Value-based Benefits Subcommittee. Due in part to the growing opioid problem he then served the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) ad hoc “Back and Spinal Pain Prioritized List Reorganization Task Force. This resulted in Oregon moving common back and spinal pain conditions “above the line” so treatment of these conditions are now funded as well as producing a treatment guideline for non-pharmacologic chiropractic treatments. As a consequence of this Oregon policy change nearly 1 million patients on the Oregon Health Plan can see a chiropractic physician for common back and spinal pain disorders. Dr. Saboe is the recipient of numerous awards at both the state and national levels including being twice chosen by his peers as “Chiropractor of the Year” (2003 & 2005). He has also received the American Chiropractic Association’s “Presidential Award,” (2012) “Joint Chairman and President’s Award,” (2013) and both the “Delegate of the Year,” and “F. Dow Bates Awards” (2015) presented in Washington, DC.
Subject Breakdown10 minutes: Clinical Significance of Common Mechanisms of Injury 10minutes: Physical Examination Tests and Maneuvers Objectifying Muscle, Ligamentous and Intervertebral Disc Injuries 10minutes: Examination Devices to Objectify Permanent Injury (Functional radiographs, digital motion X-rays, dynamic sEMG, MRI, S.P.E.C.T.) 8 minutes Classification I-V of Cervical Ligament Sprain Injuries (Class I-IV) 5 minutes: Grade of Whiplash Associated Disorders (Grade I-V) 5 minutes: Effective Courtroom Exhibits to Explain Permanent Injury in Lay Terms to Jurors 5 minutes: Do’s and Don’ts in the Courtroom, Acting as the Medical Expert 5 minutes: Q&A
Total Credits1.00
FormatIn person - Live
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