Low-back impairment rating practices of orthopaedic surgeons.

@article{Brand1983LowbackIR,
  title={Low-back impairment rating practices of orthopaedic surgeons.},
  author={R. Brand and T R Lehmann},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1983},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={75-8}
}
Physicians' impairment ratings are an integral part of disability determinations. There are major difficulties in rating impairments manifested principally by pain (such as low-back pain), primarily owing to the relative absence of objective findings. Since there are no universally accepted criteria for rating low-back impairment, the authors have attempted… CONTINUE READING