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Stainless Steel Surgical Clips Destroyed Man’s Leg Muscles

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments

A physicist has been searching for over 10 years why his health was gradually declining. He simply didn’t believe there was “nothing” wrong when a multitude of tests and lab results revealed zip. His primary care doctor decided to order a full body scan hoping to see what they might have been missing.

His symptoms included fatigue, foggy memory, and a very usually slowed down pace.  At times he explained to me how his feet felt as if he were wearing cement boots when he walked. He is a 45 year old family man that is very knowledgeable.

Until he read about our experiences from Steel Standing, he had become very discouraged. It was an honor to hear positive results from my mom’s experience when another individual needed encouragement and assurance to continue his own exhaustive research.

The full body scan revealed two once-inch stainless steel surgical clips in his right thigh previously placed by a cardiovascular surgeon in 2000. The muscle tissue around the small but very significant types of metal were deteriorating where the clips ha dbeen placed. The scan also revealed pockets of fluid surrounding the clips which was believe to be infection.

Once the primary care physician was able to locate the isolated concern, after every test procedure had been repeated for 10 years with negative results, it would seem easy to locate a surgeon to remove or replace the clips. Instead, this patient consulted with more than 15 surgeons.

Until recently, not one would touch his case because of the term “metal allergies.”

It’s difficult to understand why a surgeon sees physical proof and damage referred by a primary care physician, but will not consider conducting surgery to help a man’s life due to the labeling of “metal allergies” on a medical record.  There are a substantial amount of physicians that do not believe metal allergies exist. There are a handful of orthopaedic surgeon that do believe in metal implants cause metal allergies to the extent of disabling an individual.

For those that have witnessed the effects and damage due to metal allergies, we are fully aware they  do exist.

Finally a surgeon reluctantly removed the stainless steel clips. This man’s health is rebounding at a remarkable rate.

Stainless Steel Facts (sourced below)

Stainless Steel Advantages:

♦ Stainless steel is dirt cheap. The cost of stainless steel is just a fraction of the cost of titanium or tantalum. This metal was introduced in the late 1970’s as a response to a tremendous price increase for tantalum. When the price of gold reached $800.00/ounce, tantalum experienced an even greater percentage
increase in price.

Stainless Steel Disadvantages:
♦ Stainless steel has no technical merit and is a marginal implant metal. This metal will not be offered by Ackermann.
♦ A stainless steel clip is not completely inert. Your body recognizes stainless steel as a foreign object and works hard to destroy it. There are indications a stainless (stains less than carbon steel) clip will rust over time.
♦ A stainless STEEL clip is comprised of Iron, Carbon and other elements that can be magnetized (unlike both tantalum and titanium). Therefore, a stainless steel clip condemns a patient to never enjoying the benefits of M.R.I, for the rest of his life.

This is a deficiency of monumental proportions.

At one time 100% of U.S. Surgical ligating clips were manufactured from Stainless Steel. Today, that percentage is 0%. We fully expect other manufacturers will discontinue their Stainless Steel clips over time. Of course, that is inevitable. Informed customers have simply stopped buying stainless steel ligating clips.


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