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Referral for a multidisciplinary assessment in diabetic patients at high risk of limb amputation as a result of Charcot arthropathy.27 July 2020
This case arises from an alleged failure to refer a diabetic patient to a multidisciplinary team despite presenting with severe foot deformity and swelling, resulting in below-knee amputation.
Obtaining written confirmation of factors when considering surgery.13 July 2020
This case arises from an alleged failure to disclose all the material facts to the Patient prior to performing ankle surgery on a child by an orthopaedic surgeon and to not advising physiotherapy in the first instance.
Inadequate Consent for Circumcision Procedure06 July 2020
This Clinical Case Study considers the importance of discussing the risks associated with a procedure, between the patient and clinician, as part of the consent process.
The Importance of Recognising Early Symptoms of a Stroke in the Elderly29 June 2020
This case study considers the importance of recognising the early symptoms of a stroke and of quick intervention with thrombotic therapy (prevent blood clots from forming) to reduce the severity of acute brain damage and minimise ongoing or permanent brain injury.