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Orthopedic Surgery Toolkit

August 1, 2019

Medication lessons learned

Simple prescription mistake leads to tragic outcome

This case involves a wheelchair bound, legally blind gentleman. The patient had a history of diabetes with peripheral neuropathy, hypertension, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, hyperlipidemia, and venous insufficiency, with a non-healing venous stasis ulcer to his left lower extremity. He was taking multiple medications, including Coumadin 1 mg each day for presumed peripheral vascular …

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