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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Y ou won't see the invisible dan- gers of repeated exposure to ionized radiation until it's too late. Skin reactions, hair loss, cataracts and infertility can occur within weeks or years of exposure. More seri- ous aliments such as cancer and conditions passed along to your kids might take decades to manifest. Why chance health issues when the latest C-arms and protective gear are designed to pro- tect you from harm? C-arm safeguards The surgical team is in danger of exposure to radiation that scatters off of the patient, equipment and OR table. To limit the risk, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 7 7 Reduce Your Radiation Exposure Reduce Your Radiation Exposure Don't ignore the very real threats of what you can't see. • SAFE LOOK Form-fitting aprons shield surgical team members from the dangers of radiation scatter. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Brad Waddell, MD New York, N.Y.

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