Relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Bobby Jenks, recently chronicled a potentially fatal surgical error that took place while he was undergoing a spinal operation.
Jenks had surgery in Boston to remove two of four bone spurs on his spine early in December. It would be nearly three weeks later when he was home in Phoenix that he noticed a fluid leaking from his incision. He was rushed into emergency surgery where it was discovered that doctors had started to remove the third bone spur but did not completely finish.
The bone spur was left serrated, which allowed spinal fluid to leak. This caused an infection that could have proven fatal if it had spread to his brain.
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