Informed Consent in Orthopaedic cases
Keywords:Informed consent, orthopaedic surgery, medico-legal.
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.
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