He regularly consults in matters of scarring, burns, facial disfigurement, trauma where reconstructive or prosthesis is utilised, review of cosmetic surgery and procedures with sub-optimal outcomes and hand and wrist presentations, particularly where tendon and nerve damage has been sustained.
Importantly, Dr Nam is qualified to review whether the individual was a suitable candidate at the time of surgery for the procedure undertaken and that the anticipated outcomes and post-surgical processes were reasonable.
Dr Nam holds accreditation in AMA Guides to Permanent Impairment Editions 4, 5 and 6, inclusive for the evaluation of the upper limb and scarring for WorkSafe and TAC in Victoria
Specific industry expertise includes:
- Expert Witness in Medical Negligence
Dr Darrell Nam uses diagrams to discuss Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
- What it is
- How it affects activities of daily living and work capacity
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Hand and Wrist Microsurgeon Surgeon, Dr Darrell Nam discusses traumatic nerve injuries of the hand and how they impact work capacity and activities of daily living.
A further discussion of neuromas is had, along with the consequential impact on pain and suffering on the individual.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Hand and Wrist Microsurgeon, Dr Darrell Nam uses diagrams to discuss Trigger Finger:
- What it is
- How it presents
- Its impact on activities of daily living and its treatment.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Hand and Wrist Microsurgeon, Dr Darrell Nam uses diagrams to discuss tendon injuries, how they present, their impact on activities of daily living and work capacity, determining impairment, and treatment approaches.
In this video tutorial, we will be discussing the amputation of a finger and how it impacts dexterity, activities of daily living, and the ability to return to the workplace. Dr Nam discusses the application of the AMA guides with regards to the level of finger amputation, the value and limitations of the guides, and the consideration of the individual’s profession when determining the impairment rating applied.