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What is Orthopedic Surgery – Spinal, Joint and Limb Surgery
An orthopedic surgery procedure is one that is commonly related to joints, ligaments and tendons. From a patient perspective this can mean joint replacements or attempts to reduce fractures. The majority of these surgeries are performed with no problems at all but there are times where things don’t go to plan.
Commonly occurring orthopedic surgery issues are those involving delay, either in diagnosis or in treatment. Almost as frequently occurring are injuries from surgical devices.
Typically these are replacement joints but fixing plates and screws also are common injury points.
It’s inevitable that many of us wind up in A&E sooner or later. Usually, the injury is painful but capable of resolution.
The first person we meet is normally the triage nurse in A&E but after that, the next most frequent clinician is likely to be a orthopaedic consultant.
From that consultation there are likely to be X-rays and then if necessary either fixation or surgery.
The decisions made here can have massive implications if they are wrong.
Been Let Down through an Orthopedic Surgery Procedure…
There is of course, risk associated with all surgical intervention. That risk is an inevitable part of seeking surgery. However, in many cases where there is a poor surgical outcome, that risk has not been well explained. In some cases, particularly those involving orthopedic surgery the potential for nerve damage and other issues was never really explored and just appeared as an item on a checklist for the patient to sign.
You Did Not Consent for Negligent Othopedic Surgery Treatment.
There are a great many operations every day that go perfectly well and there are no issues and no complaints. However, that doesn’t mean that surgeons are not capable of mistake or indeed that errors do not occur. The very best trained surgeons will make mistakes. The issue is how they deal with them afterwards. In orthopeadic surgery it should be noted, there are a great deal of procedures that effectively involve a very high degree of manipulation of bones and joints. This means that sometimes, unfortunately, joints become damaged as a consequence of the procedure. It also means that, if you were properly informed and consented about that there is often no recourse. However, if the damage is not related to the operation or if you were not properly informed of the risk, then an action may well be forthcoming.
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Orthopedic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions…
Our Solicitor members know that you will have a story to tell. They know that it will take time and that it will be complex. They know that you may not know all the details yourself yet. They are also aware that you already have concerns about bringing a claim. They want to hear your story and they want to answer your concerns.
“Nobody should refrain from consulting a Solicitor if they feel that their surgery has gone wrong and answers are not forthcoming…”
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What is a community nurse?
Community nurse roles and responsibilities
A community nurse is responsible for performing many of the same duties as a district nurse. These include basic care (checking temperature, blood pressure and breathing), wound management, administering injections, setting up intravenous drips and assisting doctors with examinations and medical procedures. Community-based nurses are also able to provide vital information to clients, their families and carer/s, much in the same way as district nurses, while emergencysupport may also be required in cases when a patient is suffering cardiac arrest or a stroke. This demonstrates the many hats a community nurse must don in their line of care.
So what is the difference between community and district nurses?