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Instr Course Lect. 2014;63:421-30.

Medical and legal considerations in managing patients with musculoskeletal tumors.

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Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York.

Abstract

At some point in their careers, many orthopaedic surgeons will have to navigate the legal system as it pertains to medical malpractice. An orthopaedic surgeon will find it helpful to review information on the basic legal elements of medical malpractice law along with suggestions on how he or she can assist the legal defense team if a lawsuit is filed. Surgeons who face litigation within the context of managing patients with musculoskeletal tumors should be aware of the common pitfalls in managing these patients. Knowledge of complementary strategies can provide good patient care and reduce legal risks when caring for patients with musculoskeletal neoplasms.

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