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Medical Discussion Papers


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal has Medical Discussion Papers on a variety of topics. These Papers are gradually being posted on the WSIAT Web Site as they are updated and translated into both French and English.

The Tribunal commissions Medical Discussion Papers to provide general information on medical issues. Each Paper is written by a recognised expert in the field selected by the Tribunal, and each expert is asked to present a balanced view of the current medical knowledge on the topic. Written for the benefit of parties and lay adjudicators in Tribunal appeals, the Medical Discussion Papers are not peer reviewed.

Medical Discussion papers do not necessarily represent the views of the Appeals Tribunal or any particular Vice-Chair or Panel.

Online Papers

George, Tony
October 2009
Revised September 2013

Allergic Contact Dermatitis versus Irritant Contact Dermatits
Skotnicki, S.
May 2008
Revised November 2014

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Graham, Brent
February, 2000
Revised May 2001

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Ahmad, Dildar
March 2009

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
Weinberg, Anthony
April 2010

Coronary Artery Disease – Angina, Unstable Angina, Myocardial Infarction
Kostuk, William J.
October 2008

Persad, Emmanuel
September 2008
Revised July 2013

Diabetes Mellitus
Forbath, Nicholas
March, 2003
Addendum added by:
Weinberg, Anthony
March 2013

Diabetic Complications of the Feet
Marks, Meridith
September 2007

Alberti, Peter W
October, 1992
Revised by:
Rutka, John
September 2016

Double Crush Syndrome
Fleming, J.F.R.
January, 2000

Dupuytren's Contracture
Hurst, Lawrence N.
July 2002

External Abdominal Hernias
Duff, John H.
January 2006

Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Gordon, Duncan
February 2003
With foreword provided by:
Weinberg, Anthony
December 2002

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
House, Ronald A.
August 2010
Revised June 2018

Edmeads, John
July 2002

Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Rutka, John
February 2003
Revised July 2013

Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance
Weinberg, Anthony
April 2007

Knee Conditions & Disability
Cameron, John
Contributing Editor:
Tile, Marvin
August 2013

Limping and Back Pain
Harrington, I.J.
March 2004
Revised August 2013

Low Back Pain
Yee, Albert; Mohammed, Safraz and Malcolm, Barry
March 1997
Revised February 2015
Updated October 2016
Contributing Editor: Tile, Marvin

Lung, Tracheal and Bronchial Cancer in Nickel, Uranium & Gold Miners
House, R.A.
May 2007

Neck and Arm Pain and Related Symptoms: Cervical Disc Disease
Fleming, J.F.R.
December 2002
Revised by:
Finkelstein, Joel
February 2012

Tile, Marvin
November 2008

Pes planus [flat foot]
Hunter, Gordon
March, 1998
Revised June 2002

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
Daniels, Timothy
March 2003
Addendum added by:
Lau, Johnny T.
Senior Editor: Tile, Marvin
June 2018

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Whitney, Diane
February 2010
Revised September 2015

Shoulder Injury and Disability
Uhthoff, Hans K.
Revised October 2010

Spence, J. David
February 2003

Symptoms in the Opposite or Uninjured Arm
Harris, W. Robert & Harrington, I.J.
September, 1999

Symptoms in the Opposite or Uninjured Leg
Harrington, Ian J.
August 2005

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Fleming, J.F.R.
January, 2000

Trauma and Inflammatory Arthritis
Gladman, Dafna D.
September 2008

Traumatic Brain Injury
Fleming, J.F.R.
May, 2004
Revised by:
Rowed, David W.
February 2012

The Venous System
Maggisano, R. & Harrison, A.W.
October, 2004

Work-related Asthma
Tarlo, Susan M.
November, 1996
References updated January 2002
Revised March 2014


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