Orthopaedic surgery treats fractures and other injuries to bones, joints and ligaments, and may be required for both acute and chronic conditions. The severity of the conditions treated through this type of surgery can vary, but the consequences of medical negligence during such operations can be extremely serious. If you have suffered due to orthopaedic errors, speaking to legal experts can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
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Hip and knee replacements are the types of surgery most associated with orthopaedic surgery, but surgeons in this area must also have a great understanding of many different conditions, including:
- Joint reconstruction
- Spinal injuries
- Bone infections
One of the most common examples of orthopaedic negligence is a missed fracture. This might happen for one of many different reasons, including:
- Error reading an X-ray
- Inadequate examinations
- Mistakes made by inexperienced doctors
Another common example is a medical error made during surgery. Operations can be very stressful and performed under very difficult circumstances, and the risk of something going wrong or being missed can be high.