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Table 3 The surgical procedures most frequently leading to adverse events and the number for each type of adverse events

From: What can we learn from patient claims? A retrospective analysis of incidence and patterns of adverse events after orthopaedic procedures in Sweden

Type of adverse events Primary prosthetic replacement of hip joint (code NFB**) Decompression of spinal cord and nerve roots (code ABC**) Primary prosthetic replacement of knee joint (code NGB**) Fracture surgery of femur (code NFJ**) Fracture surgery of ankle and foot femur (code NHJ**) Fracture surgery of knee and lower leg (code NGJ**)
Hospital-acquired infections and sepsis 72 38 73 31 32 18
Delayed diagnosis and/or treatment 19 18 9 9 13 14
Others injuries 34 27 17 7 6 16
Fracture/dislocation 42 1 13 23 7 2
Severance (e.g. nerve) 39 16 16 1 6 9
Pain 15 9 3 3 5 3
Compression injury (e.g. cast, table) 20 10 14 10 8 4
Bleeding 2 13 2 0 0 0
Thrombosis, embolism 2 2 3 0 2 0
Unspecified other local injury 59 34 37 21 24 26
Total 304 168 187 105 103 92