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

  • M. Kocher
  • Published 2002 in
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American…

Abstract

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… (More)