The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provided the Star Tribune with a long-lost database of postsurgical complications following 1,039 surgeries using Medtronic's Infuse product. Most cases were in the lower back, where the product is approved for some uses, but more than 100 were in the upper spine, where use is "off label" and complications can be life-threatening. Some patients had multiple complications. Related: Lost Medtronic report showed serious risks with Infuse surgical implant … [Read more...] about All 1,039 postsurgical complications after surgeries using Medtronic’s Infuse product
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Associated Press Published 12:40 pm CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018 Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) and defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reach out to Washington quarterback Alex Smith (11) as he is carted off the field after suffering a broken leg during the third quarter of an NFL football game at FedEx Field on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Landover, Md. less Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) and defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reach out to Washington quarterback Alex Smith (11) as he is carted off the field after suffering a broken leg during the third ... more Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Photographer Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) and defensive end J.J. … [Read more...] about Washington asks for privacy amid reports of injured QB Alex Smith’s complications from surgery
Watching the horrific video of Formula 3 driver Sophia Floersch's car going airborne and slamming into a wall during the Macau Grand Prix on Sunday, it's hard to believe the German teen could have survived.But Floersch, who is only 17, did make it out of the crash alive, and she was even tweeting afterwards. She suffered a spinal fracture and underwent her first surgery on Monday, she said."Current interim information: The medical team is deliberately working slowly to avoid risks. The previous surgical course is good and without complications. The surgery that began this morning continues," the driver, Sophia Floersch, wrote on Twitter in German just before 6 a.m. ET.The crash happened when the teenage German racer hit the back of another driver's car and lost control, launching her into the car of driver Sho Tsuboi. Her car can be seen hurtling through the air before crashing over a barrier into an area occupied by photographers and track marshals. Tsuboi, two photographers and a … [Read more...] about Teenage Formula 3 driver in surgery after her horrific crash
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 5:12 PM EDT Oct 8, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I’m 95 years old and was wondering if it would be advisable to have cataract surgery at my age. I had a cataract removed from my left eye, and it was very successful. My eye doctor said I have a condition known as pseudoexfoliation in my right eye, in addition to the cataract. S.D. Dear S.D.: Surgery shouldn’t be undertaken lightly at any age, and especially not for people who are among our oldest. However, cataract surgery is one that has a very good record, even among quite elderly people. In a 2014 study of cataract surgery in over 200 people 90 years or older, 80 percent had good improvement in their vision. If your overall health is good for 95 and the cataract is significantly affecting you, it is reasonable to consider. Pseudoexfoliation, a condition of deposition of fibers on internal structures of the eye, does make cataract surgery more difficult, but only your surgeon can give … [Read more...] about Doc: Is cataract surgery safe for a 95-year-old?
By Kaiser Health News | PUBLISHED: September 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm | UPDATED: September 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News At his surgery center near San Diego, Rodney Davis wore scrubs, was referred to as “Dr. Rod” and carried the title of director of surgery. But he was a physician assistant, not a doctor, who anesthetized patients and performed liposuction with little input from his supervising doctor, court records show. So it was perhaps no surprise, in 2016, when an administrative judge stripped Davis of his license, concluding it was the only way to “protect the public.” State officials also accused two former medical directors of Pacific Liposculpture of enabling Davis to act as a doctor. One powerful authority in California took a different view. The state-approved private accreditation agency that oversees the center left its approval in place. So the center is still operating and Davis remains an owner and administrator, … [Read more...] about Despite red flags at surgery centers, overseers award gold seals