Trauma and orthopaedics

Obtaining Informed Consent in Orthopaedic Trauma in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Obtaining informed consent from patients has always been a crucial and necessary procedure before surgery is performed. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered care pathways and introduced new elements into the consent procedure. It…
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Venous Thromboembolism in Complex Trauma: A Medicolegal Perspective

Thromboembolism occurs when a blood clot, or thrombus, forms in a vein. This happens most commonly in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis, and is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Once formed,…
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Outcomes after pelvic injuries

The pelvic ring consists of the sacrum at the centre back and the ischium, pubis and ilium to either side. These last three bones are fused together at the acetabulum, which forms a socket into…
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The features of a good medicolegal report - thought leadership series

This thought leadership series focuses on what to look for in a good medico legal report. We explore the importance of finding the right expert, the value a well written medico legal report can add…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Detailed Evidence Gathering for the Solicitor and the Expert in Medicolegal Reports

In the majority of medicolegal cases, the outcome is dependent on the opinions expressed in experts’ reports. Therefore, these must be based on high quality evidence, particularly in cases where the questions surrounding breach of…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Open Fractures

Open fractures account for around 3% of all broken bones and are classified as such when there is direct communication between the injury site and the external environment, usually because of an overlying laceration. Open…
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Complimentary medicolegal webinar about complex trauma and pain

Medicolegal Partners’ popular, informative webinar series returns in September. Join Dr Chris Jenner, Consultant in Pain Medicine, and Mr Aswinkumar Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, for a free interactive webinar on 10 September at 2.30pm…
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Expressing and owning an opinion

In medicolegal cases, it is rare for the legal teams involved to have sufficient specialist knowledge to make a judgement on the medical issues raised by a case. Therefore, they rely on medical experts to…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Case Study: Compartment Syndrome

Mr Ash Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, discusses the case of a fracture that leads to compartment syndrome, a limb-threatening condition. He explores the medicolegal implications and the long-term outcomes, including a high risk of…
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Case Study: Road Traffic Accident

Mr Ash Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and Expert Witness, talks through a case study of a road traffic accident that caused a complex fracture and the medicolegal implications to consider. Mr Vasireddy can be…
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