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ISSN: 2638-6003

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: Open Access Journal

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How to Pick a Good Surgeon

Volume 3 - Issue 1

Srinath Kamineni1*, Eric Abbenhaus1, David Kirn2, Vikas Dhawan1 and Rick Papandrea3

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    • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky Elbow Shoulder Research Center, USA
    • 2Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Kentucky, USA
    • 3Department of Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA

    *Corresponding author: Srinath Kamineni, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Elbow Shoulder Research Centre, University of Kentucky, USA

Received: August 27, 2019;   Published: September 16, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/OSMOAJ.2019.03.000153

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Abstract

A shoulder surgeon has a shoulder injury and requests a specific shoulder surgeon colleague to operate. Instead, the patient is sent to an expert shoulder surgeon with an international reputation who delivers many lectures and writes numerous papers and book chapters. Surgery is performed but the shoulder gets infected and the overall result is unsatisfactory. After a legal challenge, the patient is allowed to go to the surgeon originally requested based on the patient’s own insights into the profession. Revision surgery is performed and iatrogenic damage is discovered from the first surgery. However, the result of this revision surgery is good. This anecdotal case contains many aspects of healthcare decision making, control, and culpability which will be further elucidated here.

Keywords: Picking a Surgeon; Good Surgeon

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