by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica
This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.
by Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce, ProPublica
This story was co-published with the New York Times.
Carla Muss-Jacobs didn’t give much thought to the tools her surgeon would use to replace her knee. Like most patients, she just wanted to feel better and trusted that any devices in the operating room would be safe.