June 1, 2008

Accidents underscore need for escorts

By: OR Manager

A 44-year-old man has a knee arth-roscopy under local anesthesia and sedation. He remains conscious and alert during the procedure. He is able to eat and walk before he is allowed to leave. His friend doesn't show up to drive him home. While driving himself home, he has an accident that leaves him a quadriplegic.

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