Surgical Patient In Sacramento Files Malpractice Action After Multiple Procedures, Part 3 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.)

In the months after the May 28, 2005 surgery by Dr. Hall, Ms. White experienced intensified pain in her left knee and continued to have problems with the maltracking of that patella. Ms. White had difficulty walking, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and sitting or standing for prolonged periods, and had a burning pain which radiated down the lateral aspect of her lower leg from the knee to her ankle with numbness on the plantar aspect of her left foot. On November 23, 2005, Ms. White was noted to have recurrent lateral dislocation of patella, status post total knee replacement and revision. She was referred to orthopedic specialist for a second opinion.

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On February 3, 2006, Ms. White presented to orthopedic specialist, Dr. Michael Young, for a second opinion. Dr. Young noted that Ms. White’s patella was dislocated laterally, and when compared to October of 2005 it was worse due to the wear.

On June 2, 2006, Ms. White presented to orthopedist Dr. Gregory Brown at UCI Medical Center for another opinion, whose impression was that Ms. White either had malpositioning of the femoral and/or tibial component, which could be accounted for both components being internally rotated on the respective positions.

Another possibility Dr. Brown considered was that attachment of the medial portion of the patellar tendon at some point intra-operatively or post-operatively became detached providing a valgus force because of lateral pull on the patellar tendon causing the patella to sublux internally. (See Part 4 of 9.)

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

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