Informed Consent—It’s Complicated

Use of bone substitutes and bone healing enhancers demands attention

Thomas J. Moore, MD

Informed consent is a particularly thorny issue in medical ethics. In general, orthopaedists and orthopaedic residents are aware and compliant, although the lack of clear guidance on what, when, and how much to say is problematic.

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