complications in surgery

A preventable disaster

posted on March 31, 2010 - 2:26pm
In 1960, the medical journal The Lancet published a sobering report of a 21-year-old student whose broken leg required surgical repair but who was less concerned about his leg than the risk of general anesthesia. He told his doctor that, since 1922, 10 of his relatives had died as a direct result of inhaled anesthesia.

School changes, new equipment among topics for discussion

posted on August 1, 2002 - 1:08pm
It's scary to contemplate spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis — for anyone, but especially for a child with a neuromuscular disease, for whom there may be special implications.