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Letter to the Editor

Medicolegal Sidebar

Who Should Obtain Informed Consent?

Rickert, James MD; Levin, Paul E. MD; Piasio, Mark MD, MBA; Boniface, Tom MD; Grogan, Tom MD; Rutherford, Rob MD

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: November 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 11 - p 2282–2283
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000529

J. Rickert, President, The Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics, Bloomington, IN, USA

P. E. Levin, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vice-chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA

M. Piasio, Senior Medical Director, Medical Management, UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

T. Boniface, Professor and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery, North East Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH, USA

T. Grogan, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Private Practice, Los Angeles, CA, USA

R. Rutherford, Orthopaedic Surgeon (Retired), Coeur d’Alene, ID, USA

J. Rickert MD, The Society for Patient Centered Orthopedics, Bloomington, IN, USA, Email:

(RE: Teo WZW, Brenner LH, Bal BS. Medicolegal Sidebar: Who Should Obtain Informed Consent? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018;476:1566-1568).

The authors certify that neither they, nor any members of their immediate families, have any commercial associations (such as consultancies, stock ownership, equity interest, patent/licensing arrangements, etc.) that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

All ICMJE Conflict of Interest Forms for authors and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® editors and board members are on file with the publication and can be viewed on request.

The opinions expressed are those of the writers, and do not reflect the opinion or policy of CORR® or The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®.

Received August 28, 2018

Accepted September 25, 2018

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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