Ghost surgery: the ethical and legal implications of who does the operation.

@article{Kocher2002GhostST,
  title={Ghost surgery: the ethical and legal implications of who does the operation.},
  author={Mininder S. Kocher},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2002},
  volume={84-A 1},
  pages={
          148-50
        }
}
Case 1: A patient who is rehospitalized for complications after shoulder arthroscopy discovers that his surgeon's partner performed the operation. The orthopaedists contend that they practice as a "team," deciding who does the specific case just prior to the operation(1). Case 2: Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy is performed by a resident. The attending orthopaedist scrubs briefly and then leaves to perform a simultaneous procedure in another room. The patient has a postoperative complication… CONTINUE READING
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