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Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Informed consent

Informed consent gone right

The patient was an 82 year old male with chronic orthopedic conditions including left knee problems, and left hip avascular necrosis. Knee replacement surgery was discussed with the patient, to be done after medical clearance. Within that period of time, he complained of increasing hip pain instead of knee pain, and was therefore scheduled for hip replacement surgery to be done first. At the time …

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