Doctor’s Negligent Knee Arthroplasty Leaves Sacramento Woman Little Choice But To Sue, Part 4 of 9

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury case and its proceedings.)

The following blog entry is written to illustrate a common motion filed during the pre-trial stage of civil litigation. Reviewing this kind of civil filing should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

On November 30, 2006, Dr. Gregory Brown performed a left total knee revision of the femoral and tibial components. Dr. Brown found significant internal rotation of the tibia, which was approximately 20 degrees up the tibial tubercle. The femoral component was also found to be internally rotated about 5 degrees. As such, Dr. Brown decided to perform revision of the tibial and femoral components to provide further stability to Ms. White’s patella rather than do a tibial tubercle osteotomy. . His post-operative diagnosis was dislocation of the patellar component status post total knee arthroplasty and malalignment of the left total knee arthroplasty components. . Ms. White was discharged after almost one week on December 5, 2006 with instructions to follow up, receive home health care and physical therapy, and have a home safety evaluation.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

On January 12,2007, Dr. Brown noted that Ms. White had done reasonably well since the left total knee revision of November 30, 2006, and she now rates pain as moderate and occasional and is not taking much pain medications. Upon examination, Dr. Brown noted 5-85 degrees of flexion, a stable knee, the patella seemed to track well, and that the wound was well healed. X-rays showed that the patella was located and the components appeared well fixed. Dr. Brown’s impression was that Ms. White was doing well, and he planned for her to continue physical therapy and follow up care.

Since the total knee revision by Dr. Brown on November 30, 2006, Ms. White no longer had a problem with maltracking or subluxing of her left patella, and no longer had the continued severe pain in her left knee. (See Part 5 of 9.)

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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