An alarming new report is out…
And it’s just blown the lid off a special type of device that’s surgically implanted in spinal patients– especially ones on the older side.
American hospitals perform this surgery… and use these implants… more than ANYWHERE else in the world.
It’s clearer now than ever that it’s done with COMPLETE DISREGARD of the problems it may cause.
If you suffer from severe arthritis in the spine… or have had a herniated disc removed… you could be exposed to one of the DIRTIEST secrets of the surgical industry.
And I GUARANTEE that no one will EVER tell you what the risks are.
How screwy is this?!
When having surgery, you’d THINK that everything would be STERILE… including your implants.
But the latest research has uncovered high levels of CONTAMINATION in screws implanted in patients undergoing a procedure to stabilize their spines.
How could this happen?
Once again, mainstream medicine chooses SAVING A BUCK over YOUR SAFETY.
The screws didn’t get contaminated in the manufacturing process… or while they were shipped and delivered to the hospital.
They got DIRTY… during SOMEBODY ELSE’S surgery!
That’s right, patients are none the wiser about where those screws have been…
But it turns out that they’re often just jumbled up into a tray that surgeons reach into while performing spinal fusion surgery.
Any screw on the tray that doesn’t get chosen goes BACK into the supply… SUPPOSEDLY after being “rewashed” and “resterilized.”
After all, who knows what kind of “blood and guts” ends up on those things?
But obviously, that “reprocessing” hasn’t been working.
Because a study found traces of human biological material– including fatty tissue – on screws that were SUPPOSED to be ready to be implanted into a patient.
That may explain why nearly 13% of spinal fusion patients develop post-operative infections and inflammation.
A HUGE part of the problem is in the design of the implants themselves.
Like your familiar hardware store screw, these pedicle screws are comprised of a threaded shaft – but the difference is, this one gets drilled into the vertebrae of your SPINAL COLUMN.
You can imagine how IMPOSSIBLE it would be to clean that spiral “thread” thoroughly.
But then there’s also the hollow cylinder head AND the washer that connects the head to the threaded shaft.
Germs couldn’t ask for MORE hiding places!
But it’s not just infection-causing BUGS you have to worry about…
Because the very act of washing… rewashing… and rewashing again could contribute to their contamination.
Researchers found traces of soapon some of these “sterile” screws. They also found evidence that all that washing may be eroding… or even corroding… the metal.
This gets even SCARIER…
Because here’s ZERO way to know how many times a screw has gone through the process – whether it’s 20 or 200.
NOBODY keeps track of it.
And there’s NO guarantee that the screws are being “reprocessed” according to manufacturer guidelines.
Based on what we know about other medical and surgical devices – not the least of which being duodenoscopes – you can bet your bottom dollar that THEY’RE NOT.
Experts have called on hospitals to switch to screws that have been pre-sterilized and are individually packaged for single use.
They’ll presumably be safer… as long as they’re guarded in the operating room up until the precise moment when they’re ready to be implanted.
How is this not already happening??
But you can bet that penny-pinching hospitals will resist ANYTHING that might drive their device costs up… or make efficiency take a nosedive.
Unfortunately, you have ZERO choice over where your pedicle screws come from… and ZERO control over how ANYTHING in the operating room has been sterilized (including surgical instruments).
Your best bet is to stay out of the OR altogether.
Instead of going under the knife, try natural remedies for joint repair– including glucosamine and chondroitin, MSM, omega-3 fish oil supplements, collagen boosters, and even prolotherapy.