Association between Epicondylitis and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Pooled Occupational Cohorts

Kurt T. Hegmann, Matthew S. Thiese, Jay Kapellusch, Andrew Merryweather, Stephen Bao, Barbara Silverstein, Eric M. Wood, Richard Kendall, James Foster, David L. Drury, and Arun Garg Background The pathophysiology of lateral epicondylitis (LE) is unclear. Recent evidence suggests some common musculoskeletal disorders may have a basis in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Thus, we examined CVD […]

Association Between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Kara Arnold Applegate; Matthew S Thiese; Andrew S Merryweather; Jay Kapellusch; David L Drury; Eric Wood; Richard Kendall; James Foster; Arun Garg; Kurt T Hegmann Objective Recent evidence has found potential associations between cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and common musculoskeletal disorders. We evaluated possible associations between risk factors and both glenohumeral joint pain and […]

Causation and Determination in Workers’ Compensation and Toxic Tort Cases

Jon T. O’Neal, MD, MPH Physicians with minimal knowledge of and no training in medical causation determination are often hired to be expert witnesses. The more respected (and often more expensive) medical clinician, researcher, or teacher brought on to a case, the more surprising it will be during the hearing, arbitration, or trial, when it’s […]