Informed Consent in Orthopaedic cases


  • Satvik N. Pai Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai



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.


Author Biography

Satvik N. Pai, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


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