An orthopaedic injury refers to an injury of the bones, muscles and joints of the human body.
A practitioner specialising in orthopaedics will often look after patients that have suffered bone fractures, who need joint replacement, ligament reconstruction surgery, hand, shoulder and elbow surgery, foot and ankle surgery and back and spine surgery.
Orthopaedic negligence is when a practitioner makes an avoidable error which causes injury to the patient. Examples of orthopaedic negligence include: inadequate assessment of a patient before surgery, surgical errors, including mistakes in placing prosthetic joints, using an incorrect treatment such as a partial knee replacement when a full replacement is needed, inadequate postoperative care leading to infection, misdiagnosing fractures, poor operative technique and damage to nerves or circulation due to medical procedure.
If you feel you have suffered as a result of orthopaedic negligence and may have an orthopaedic injury claim, please get in touch. Our team of expert solicitors are on hand to advise you on the legal steps that are available to you.