Orthopedics

News and case studies for orthopedic physicians and surgeons.

  • Improper performance of carpal tunnel surgery

    A 56-year-old man with a history of fibromyalgia and depression went to his his primary care physician due to sensory changes in his upper arms. The patient was referred to an orthopedic surgeon.

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  • Wrong site surgery

    A 35-year-old man came to Orthopedic Surgeon A on referral from his primary care physician. The patient reported pain in his right buttock, thigh, and leg for the past nine months.

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  • Reporter 2018 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2018 Orthopedics

    Improper performance of left carpal tunnel surgery; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs

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  • Reporter 2017 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2017 Orthopedics

    Alleged wrong-site surgery; HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Failure to diagnose femur fracture

    A 28-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle collision, sustaining multiple injuries. The man hit the side of a trailer and was thrown off his motorcycle.

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  • Failure to monitor patient’s postoperative INR

    A 54-year-old woman came to an orthopedic surgeon with complaints of chronic bilateral hip pain lasting for 30 years.

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  • Failure to properly supervise

    A 28-year-old woman came to an orthopedic clinic with right hip pain lasting for two weeks. Orthopedist A’s physician’s assistant (PA) examined the patient and obtained x-rays.

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  • Reporter 2016 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2016 Orthopedics

    Failure to follow up with STAT lab order; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2015 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2015 Orthopedics

    Failure to properly supervise; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2014 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2014 Orthopedics

    Failure to monitor patient's postoperative INR; Online reputation management for physicians

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  • Reporter 2013 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2013 Orthopedics

    Failure to diagnose femur fracture; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies

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  • Reporter 2012 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2012 Orthopedics

    Failure to properly perform surgery; diagnose gangrene; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies

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  • Reporter 2011 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2011 Orthopedics

    Failure to treat post-operative infection; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules

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  • Reporter 2010 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2010 Orthopedics

    Improper performance; Gadolinium, renal failure, and NSF: a potentially dangerous combination

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  • Reporter 2009 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2009 Orthopedics

    Failure to diagnose, treat complications; TMLT continues fight to maintain medical liability reform

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  • Reporter 2008 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2008 Orthopedics

    Failure to timely treat infection; TMB enforces new rules for medical record documentation

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  • Reporter 2007 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2007 Orthopedics

    Failure to diagnose infection; The FDA in 2007: criticism, caution, and confusion

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  • Reporter 2006 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2006 Orthopedics

    Incorrect implant placed; Reducing errors in health care: where are we now?

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  • Reporter 2005 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2005 Orthopedics

    Medication error; PIAA releases national orthopaedic closed claim data

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  • Reporter 2004 Orthopedics

    Reporter 2004 Orthopedics

    Failure to diagnose and transfer; Combating physician stress and burnout

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