Common orthopaedic health problems
Orthopaedics concerns injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which encompasses bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Fractures and injuries to bones, joints and ligaments need to be diagnosed and treated early on to prevent health issues increasing, and occasionally surgery is required.
Orthopaedic doctors deal with a substantial range of problems, including broken bones, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours, and congenital disorders. Treatments may include:
● surgery on shoulder, elbow and hand joints
● hip replacements
● foot and ankle surgery
● spine surgery
Missed fractures and orthopaedic surgical errors
If fractures are not spotted by doctors, this delays treatment and can lead to further complications. Sometimes fractures will be missed due to inadequate examinations or incorrect readings of X-rays. Surgery can also go wrong, either as a result of poor technique or bad choice of surgery. The various issues which can potentially lead to orthopaedic compensation claims include:
● poor treatment of fractures
● damage to nerves or circulation during medical procedures or surgery
● misdiagnoses of x-rays and incorrect reading of test results
● failure to diagnose fractures during examinations
● infections from wounds or surgical procedures
● delayed diagnosis of congenital hip dysplasia
● surgical errors during a discectomy
If you have suffered any of these problems or feel that your orthopaedic care was substandard, you may be able to make a claim for negligent orthopaedic treatment.
How do I make a claim for poor orthopaedic treatment?
The clinical negligence team at CH Legal has substantial experience of dealing with claims relating to orthopaedic negligence. Our specialist lawyers can advise you on your rights, outline your legal options and help you decide on the best way forward, handling your case to reduce your stress. Don’t hesitate to get in touch today to find out if you are entitled to compensation – contact Rukhsana Arif or phone 0845 4786 354.