Questions you should ask when getting medical device implants
An article by Julie Charnet in Wired
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US is in charge of ensuring the security of implantable medical devices. There are about thousands of different kinds of devices available, ranging from pacemakers to artificial joints, to brain implants. Many are secure and safe as regulated by the FDA, however, the medical system is not perfect and is a very large business. There are risks associated with all medical device implants, even the most routine ones.
Questions or prompts you should ask about when getting a medical implant include:
- Clarify what your specific diagnosis
- What kind of tech will be used?
- How safe is the procedure?
- What if I get additional implants?
- Are there options outside of getting an implant?
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