Surgeon Fractures Femur During Hip Surgery

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Case Overview:

51 year old man goes in for hip revision surgery. During the procedure the surgeon fractures his femur. A rod and plate had to be inserted during the procedure.

Issue:
Is this a known risk / complication of hip revision surgery?
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medQuest Expert Responses:

Generally yes, an intraoperative fracture is an expected complication.  will need further information to figure out if the occurence of the injury in this particular case was related to negligence, but with the limited data below, it will be easy for the defense to argue that this sort of thing just happens.
Dr SB – Orthopedist

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