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Strategies to prevent surgery errors and catch complications

Surgery often relieves painful medical problems for people in Arizona. Risks and complications accompany any surgical procedure, but people can take proactive steps to increase the likelihood of good surgical results or catching complications as soon as possible so that medical providers can apply corrective treatments.

Misdiagnosis of vascular injury following arthroplasty

People who are scheduled to undergo surgery in Arizona are sometimes nervous about the potential for complications. The reasons for such apprehensions can be demonstrated in the 2015 cases of two women who each had a surgery known as a total knee arthroplasty. Both of them suffered damage to the popliteal artery during their surgeries. It's a rare complication, but the majority of vascular injuries that occur during TKAs involve the popliteal artery.

Causes and symptoms of failed back surgery syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome refers to any painful condition that patients develop after neck or spinal surgery. The pain can be in the back, legs, arms or neck and impede the patient's ability to recover from surgery; other symptoms include back spasms, sleeplessness and numbness through the lower back and into the legs. Despite its name, FBSS does not necessarily imply that something went wrong during surgery. Patients in Arizona may want to know more about its possible causes and treatments.

A minor brain injury can stop your career in its tracks

Your ability to provide for yourself and for those who depend on you relies on your ability to make the most of your skills, judgement and mental abilities. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that even a small blow to the head can produce symptoms that may affect all of these areas, potentially ruining your career and jeopardizing your ability to find work elsewhere.

5 malpractice lawsuits target dancing plastic surgery doctor

Patients in Arizona expect their doctors to take surgery seriously, but a surgeon dubbed by the media as the dancing doctor viewed surgeries as a chance to perform. Multiple videos on her YouTube channel showed and her surgical assistants dancing. The doctor posed over patients' exposed bodies and sang along with popular songs or made up her own lyrics. Five malpractice lawsuits are pending against her, but she continues to practice medicine.

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