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47 doctors have today been charged in Spain with continuing to implant prosthesis when they knew that they had functional problems, receiving commissions for using the faulty prosthesis, and also receivng money and gifts, such as holidays in Egypt, for 'keeping their mouths shut', This was written on a piece of paper annotating the payments made to doctors for their cooperation in keeping the case quiet. When one thinks of the pain, suffering, effort etc. which we patients have to make in order to have a successful TKR, it makes you mad to think there are doctors who make
the success of the operation unlikely just in order to make more money. I hope they rot in prison, but experience suggests to me that they will not. The make was Traiber . .fortunately, mine is Zimmer, so I'm not affected personally. . . There but for the grace of God. . . . . .
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