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Table 4 Registries’ reasons for compensation in 36 granted claims following surgical treatment of focal cartilage defects in the knee joint

From: Compensation claims after knee cartilage surgery is rare. A registry-based study from Scandinavia from 2010 to 2015

Reason for granted compensationN = 36 (%)
Inadequate surgical technique12 (33.3%)
Hospital-acquired infection9 (25.0%)
Nerve injury5 (13.9%)
Delayed diagnosis or treatment4 (11.1%)
Treatment failure3 (8.3%)
Spinal headache2 (5.6%)
Failure of medical equipment1 (2.8%)