We know that many patients who have had back surgery lately are concerned about the recent news stories about Medtronic Infuse side effects. The most alarming thing is that many patients are not told which devices the surgeon is planning on using before they are implanted, leading many patients to worry whether or not they will suffer these life-altering complications.
Here are a few questions to ask if you are worried about Medtronic Infuse side effects in Louisville:
- Did you have a spinal fusion surgery? Most of the complications of the Medtronic Infuse device are from off-label uses. If you underwent an anterior lumbar interbody spinal fusion (lower-back surgery through the front of the body), your procedure was an FDA-approved use of the implant.
- Did your surgeon take a bone sample from your hip?The Medtronic Infuse device is a sponge-like material soaked in a protein that promotes bone growth. It is used instead of the more common method of taking bone material from another site on the body, such as the hip. If your surgeon collected bone protein elsewhere, you may not have received a Medtronic Infuse graft.
- Are you experiencing strange symptoms?The most dangerous complications related to the Infuse bone graft device include breathing difficulties, swelling in the neck, paralysis, abnormal bone growth, ejaculation problems in men and male sterility. If you are suffering from any of these, you should contact your doctor immediately.
The easiest way to discover if you were given a Medtronic Infuse device is to call your physician for a copy of your medical records. If you are unsure of how to do this or do not know how to begin your medical malpractice case, call the Kentucky Medtronic Infuse attorneys at Gray and White today at (800) 634-8767 to start on your FREE private consultation.