TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2021, Cilt 20, Sayı, 2     (Sayfalar: 193-200)

What should be considered in order not to encounter medico-legal problems in treatment of geriatric hip fractures?

Serdar Şirazi 1-2, Ahmet Murat Bülbül 3

1 Özel Avcılar Anadolu Hastanesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, İstanbul
2 Şahin Avukatlık Bürosu - Akademi Arabuluculuk ve Tahkim Merkezi, İstanbul
3 Sağlık Hukuku Bilimi Uzmanı; İstanbul Medipol Üniversitesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Ana Bilim Dalı, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2021.34
Görüntüleme: 62
İndirme : 63

The incidence of traumatic hip fractures in the geriatric age group, i.e. the patient group aged 65 and over, has recently been more common due to increase in both general and geriatric populations. Falls, nutritional problems, pressure sores, osteoporosis, dementia and delirium are quite common in these patients, leading to the development of traumatic hip fractures and problems in the communication between the physician and the patient. In addition to the consultations of patients with hip fractures during preoperative preparation, it is also legally as important to inform the patient and obtain consent for the procedure. In our article, it is aimed to provide medical and legal information on how orthopedics and traumatology specialists should act depending on the situation.

Anahtar Kelimeler : hip fracture; informed consent; health law; medical law