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December 2015 Archives

MORCELLATORS SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF WOMAN ACCORDING TO THE FDA

Morcellators are medical devices used during a handful of medical procedures, mostly hysterectomies, myomectomies and the surgical removal of fibroids or noncancerous growths in the uterus. Morcellators have rapidly spinning blades that cut tissue into pieces that can be removed from the body through tiny slits made during minimally invasive surgery. Using them to cut out benign tumors which are hiding malignant cells can cause advanced stage cancer. Where there is undetected cancers, morcellators spray malignant cells around the inside the abdomen like seeds, speeding the progression of the disease.

BEWARE OF BUNGEE CORDS

Bungee cords are inherently dangerous. They contain great amounts of stored energy, and when released can strike a person's eye at 200 mph. Bungee cords are a leading causes of eye injury. Bungee cords are often designed and built in an unsafe manner. The hooks either straighten out, come loose, detach from the cord, or the cord can break. Injuries to the eye include bleeding within the eye, lacerations to the eye, traumatic cataracts, and tearing or detachment of the retina from the back of the eye. Bungee cord accidents have resulted in loss of the eye itself and even death.