practice of Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit
August 1, 2019
Gaps in documentation & lab tracking hamper defensibility of orthopedic claim
The patient had a past history of bilateral hip avascular necrosis treated by a bilateral hip core decompression. A hip arthroplasty was performed by the orthopedic surgeon. Five days after the procedure, the patient was experiencing pain, having developed a large, superficial hematoma. She was admitted to the hospital where labs were performed and the physician’s partner performed an incision …
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