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Patient Experiences Permanent Paralysis Due to Missed Cauda Equina Diagnosis ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  In order to treat her stenosis, the patient underwent surgery, which initially proved to be successful. However, the patient began to experience back pain shortly after surgery, which progressively worsened while she was under the care of a new …

Sports Medicine Physician Opines on Inappropriate Removal of Joint Cartilage ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  stability to the hip joint. The plaintiff then underwent surgery to repair the tear, however she experienced increased pain as well as …  damage, and physicians elected to operate. During the surgery doctors discovered that the woman had no cartilage in her hip – it had …

Patient Requires Amputation After Botched Foot Surgery ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Requires Amputation After Botched Foot Surgery

This case involves a middle-aged male patient who was admitted for a surgical procedure on his right foot. A sterile compression dressing was applied post-operatively to the patient’s foot. While he was being monitored in the postoperative recovery room, h …

Patient Suffers Serious Nerve Damage After Orthopedic Surgery ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Serious Nerve Damage After Orthopedic Surgery

…  case involves a patient who underwent surgery to address carpal tunnel syndrome derived from amyloid polyneuropathy. …  used a recently developed device to assist with the surgery which failed, at which point another device was employed and the …  the procedure. Some time later the patient returned to the orthopedic surgeon for a follow-up visit, at which point she was again told …

Pulmonary Embolism Prevents Recovery From Joint Repacement Surgery ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  patient who underwent a total knee replacement. After surgery, the patient was not given Coumadin, and instead received aspirin in …  thereby hindering her ability to recover from his original surgery. Later on, the patient consulted with several specialists who …

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Evaluates Post-Hip Replacement Foot Drop ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who underwent a total hip replacement in order to repair a serious injury to her right hip. Post-operatively, the patient developed foot drop which was not present prior to the operation. She also complained of a burning …

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Evaluates Delayed Diagnosis of Cauda Equina ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

…  to his primary care doctor he received a referral to an orthopedic spine surgeon for evaluation and possible treatment. After seeing the Plaintiff, the orthopedic surgeon recommended surgery to relieve pressure on the Plaintiff’s spinal cord, which was then …

Patient Suffers Spinal Damage From Anesthesia ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

Patient Suffers Spinal Damage From Anesthesia

…  reverting to general anesthesia for the procedure. The orthopedic surgeon then proceeded to perform surgery on the patient, which occurred without incident. In the hours following the surgery, the patient was seen by doctors twice, though no examination of his …

Spinal Fusion Surgery Causes Severe Complications ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Expert Case

Spinal Fusion Surgery Causes Severe Complications

This case takes place in New York and involves a male patient who underwent a spinal fusion procedure which resulted in severe complications. During the procedure, the physician did not use fluoroscopic guidance, and despite obtaining a flash of blood, con …