ORTHOPEDIC EXPERT WITNESSES

ORTHOPEDIC EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Knee Implant Recipient Suffers Opening of Wound After Surgery ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a elderly man who underwent a left total knee replacement. Two days after surgery, the student nurse had him try to stand up. However, the patient did not have his knee brace on and nerve block was still in place. Subsequently, the patie …

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Opines on Nerve Injury Following Epidural Injection ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a middle aged male who was undergoing treatment for pain and inflammation in his lower back. The man was placed under general anesthesia and given an epidural injection of steroids in his lower back. After awaking from anesthesia, the ma …

FDA Regulation Expert Opines on Zimmer Hip Replacement Metallosis ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case involves a 70 year-old woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who used the Zimmerman hip device after she fell at her home and dislocated her hip. After assessing her condition, the doctor decided a hip replacement was her best option. The  …

Patient Undergoes Joint Replacement Due to Surgical Infection ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

Patient Undergoes Joint Replacement Due to Surgical Infection

This case involves a male patient with an unremarkable medical history who injured his left knee during a recreational softball game. The man was taken to the hospital after his injury , where an x-ray revealed a tear in the meniscus of his left knee. His  …

Orthopedic Surgeon Incorrectly Positions Knee Replacement ORTHOPEDIC Expert Case

This case takes place in North Carolina and involves a patient who underwent a total knee replacement in order to treat chronic arthritis. Following the procedure, the patient developed significant scarring, and post-surgical physical therapy was ineffecti …