Case Report: Coxa-osteoarthritis and quality of poor medical care with traumatic iatrogenesis due to non-specialized medical disability

  • Jesús Carlos Ruvalcaba-Ledezma Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Gloria Vargas-Sánchez Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Josefina Reynoso-Vázquez Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Lydia López-Pontigo Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
Keywords: Coxa-osteoarthritis, permanent work disability, poor quality of health services, medical disability, medical iatrogenesis


Aim. Describe the beginnings and evolution of this condition, as well as generate a proposal in the medical exercise for the trauma service in order to avoid complications due to inadequate patient care derived from the intervention of resident doctors; not yet defined as traumatologists as the main axis of disability and complications generated in the patient with coxa-osteoarthritis. Material and methods. Analysis of the information generated by a case of coxa-osteoarthritis with disabling complications derived from non-specialized care with traumatic and disabling consequences in the patient, based on the patient's cabinet tests and how he refers. Results. The patient has been incapacitated at work and has been affected in her style and quality of life, derived from the generation of a femoral fracture caused by a non-traumatology doctor, this denotes quality deficiency in medical care, diagnostic errors, poor professional capacity of the health personnel who attended to him, delay in scheduled execution of radiographs, poor technique in taking radiographs, hindering the timely diagnosis and showing indifference to the pain of others by the health personnel. Conclusion. The patient is permanently disabled, with a left femur prosthesis derived from the fracture caused by a medical resident who does not specialize in trauma.


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