Case studies - Orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic surgery - Poor outcome following hip operation – £16,500

Having suffered from arthritis for a number of years, Mr Millet was advised that he would need a hip replacement. His consultant informed him of an operation involving a new technique called a Birmingham arthroplasty which involved resurfacing rather than removing and replacing the head of the femur. Mr Millet agreed to undergo this procedure…

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Orthopaedic surgery - Failure to reduce fractured femur – £60,000

Mr Davies underwent surgery to reduce a fracture to his femur and the bone was fixed with pins. He was given crutches and encouraged to mobilise after the procedure. However the fixation was unstable and Mr Davies had a further operation to reduce the fracture, remove the pins and insert screws instead. His hip became…

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