Medicolegal aspects of hip and knee arthroplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Hip and knee arthroplasties usually are satisfying for the patient and the surgeon; however, these procedures also have considerable risks for generating a medical malpractice lawsuit. Strict adherence to the standard of care and recently implemented patient safety strategies should reduce the surgeon's liability. Expert technical execution of the surgery, timely evidence-based patient treatment, and detailed documentation in the medical record will not only improve the quality of patient care but also will serve as a strong legal defense should the need arise.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Attarian, DE; Vail, TP

Published Date

  • April 2005

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 72 - 76

PubMed ID

  • 15805939

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-921X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.blo.0000159765.42036.56


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States