ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS secures leading Orthopedic Surgery medical experts for the toughest Orthopedic Surgery medical malpractice cases.  Our start-to-finish litigation support model is led by in-house physicians and nurses who serve as your account executive and coordinator throughout the duration of the case.  The ELITE difference will save you time, money, and frustration.  Our Orthopedic Surgery medical expert witnesses conduct the latest research, write textbooks, and define the standard of care in Orthopedic Surgery.


ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY (commonly spelled “Orthopaedic”, particularly in academia) is the field of surgery dealing with the surgical treatment of disease and injury of the musculoskeletal system.  Orthopaedic surgeons complete a five year residency program often followed by subspecialization in a specific branch of orthopaedic surgery, such as Hand Surgery, Total Joint Reconstruction (i.e. arthroplasty), Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Spine Surgery, Sports Medicine, or Trauma.  Board certification in Orthopedic Surgery is by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Common procedures in orthopedic surgery include arthroscopic surgery upon the knee and shoulder, joint replacement surgery (predominantly upon the hip and knee), carpal tunnel release, and fixation of various fractures most often involving the wrist, humerus, clavicle, tibia, and hip.  Litigation in orthopedic surgery typically stems from poor surgical outcomes resulting in loss of function.  This may occur as a result of surgical technique, infection, or other complicating factors. Delayed treatment of “compartment syndrome” (a limb-threatening elevation in extremity pressure) is another area of risk for practicing orthopedists.

These case studies are actual cases handled by ELITE.  Identifying information has been redacted for confidentiality.

Case 1:  Popliteal artery injury during arthroscopic surgery.

Case 2:  Orthopedic shoulder anchor hardware failure

Case 3:  Delayed diagnosis of tibial plateau fracture

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As part of our commitment to providing litigation support, these Orthopedic Surgery malpractice-related articles can be used a reference for your review.

Article 1: Choosing an Orthopedic Surgery Medical Expert

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From the treatment of routine fractures to the most complex procedures in the field, our ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY EXPERTS reviews all aspects of orthopedic litigation, including:

  • Hand, shoulder, and elbow surgery
  • Total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty)
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Surgical sports medicine
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Knee arthroscopy, meniscectomy, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Hip and knee joint replacement
  • Bone fractures such as femoral neck (hip), radius, ulna, ankle, and tibial plateau
  • Debridement of skin, muscle, and bone
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Lumbar laminectomy

Given the complex issues involved in Orthopedic Surgery, an experienced Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgery expert witness from a top university program will be an invaluable resource for your case. To secure an Orthopedic Surgery expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS and speak with a physician today.