Published: 2021-06-23

Informed Consent in Orthopaedic cases

Satvik N. Pai


Informed consent is an exercise to provide patients with adequate information before undergoing a medical procedure.  Orthopaedic surgeons need to be aware of all aspects of informed consent and also certain modifications it requires as per the diagnosis/procedure planned.  Extensive literature was reviewed regarding informed consent in orthopaedic cases. Medico-legal verdicts relating to orthopaedic cases where the informed consent played a vital part were analysed in detail. Specific orthopaedic cases and the common complications occurring after them were also analysed.



Informed consent, orthopaedic surgery, medico-legal.

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