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Negligent Knee Tendon Rupture Repair

B sustained a left knee injury following a game of football. He was diagnosed with a tendon rupture and underwent surgery to repair this.

B subsequently received physiotherapy but despite this there was limited movement in B’s left knee. It was over a year before corrective surgery was performed. 

Medical evidence from a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon revealed that there was a failure to adequately reduce the patella length when he underwent the surgery which remained too high. Further it was alleged that the revision surgery should have been carried out earlier. As a result B was delayed in returning back to work and following the revision surgery he required further rehabilitation.

The claim was vigorously defended but eventually it was possible to resolve the claim and B accepted an award of £21,500.00.