New Device and New Procedure Liability

James W. Ogilvie, MD

The practice of medicine is constantly changing. To provide optimum care orthopaedic surgeons must be willing to change and advance as well. Innovative procedures and devices, combined with continuing medical education, are the basis for improving medical care in orthopaedic surgery.

The implementation and use of innovative devices and procedures, however, carry potential liabilities that orthopaedic surgeons should understand and be ready to address.

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