Pre hearing information
The tribunal has found that Dr Chowdhury carried out a revision left total knee arthroplasty on Patient A and inappropriately implanted the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis. The tribunal found that Dr Chowdhury failed to adequately report this because he had realised that the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis had been implanted. Further, the tribunal found that Dr Chowdhury failed to to inform Patient A or Patient A’s GP about the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis being implanted despite having realised that this was the case. The tribunal found that the above actions of Dr Chowdhury were dishonest.
The tribunal will reconvene to consider whether Dr Chowdhury’s fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct.
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