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Case report 01/05/2011

Tomorrow is too late

Tomorrow is too late

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Six-year-old FM underwent a left Salter’s osteotomy to treat the developmental dysplasia of his hip. Mr R, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, performed the procedure. Prior to it, he discussed the risks and benefits of this operation with FM’s parents and recorded it all in the clinical notes.

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Case report 01/05/2011

Avoiding unnecessary surgery

Avoiding unnecessary surgery

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Mrs A, 50, had initially consulted her GP with heartburn and some minor weight loss. A gastroscopy was performed and demonstrated Grade A oesophagitis with a small hiatus hernia. Mrs A was started on a proton pump inhibitor; however, her symptoms persisted and she asked to see a specialist.

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Case report 01/02/2006

Brachial plexus injury

Brachial plexus injury

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Mrs J was unhappy with the appearance of her midriff and attended a cosmetic surgery clinic for advice. She was seen by a nurse who told her that she would be a good candidate for abdominal liposuction. After a brief consultation with Dr X, specialist cosmetic surgeon, Mrs J gave her consent to go ahead with the procedure.

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