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January 01, 2005

Prescriptions require a signature. Shouldn’t surgery?

A new procedure is in place to help prevent errors in the operating room. It's called Sign Your Site. Before any surgery, the doctor signs the correct spot on the body where an operation is to occur, while the patient watches and verifies.

Orthopaedic surgeons have been advocating it for years. Now, even more doctors are doing it. Visit to find out more, because when it comes to surgery, there's no such thing as being too cautious.

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