Medical Technology, Doctors, And Patients

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Audience:People in the medical technology industry, doctors, and patients in need of prosthetics, augmentations, or implants.
Rhetorical Situation: A doctor prescribes an MRI non-compatible implant like a pacemaker because it is cheaper for the patient in the moment. However, in the long run this will cost more to keep maintained, and is obviously harder to monitor. It also creates an issue for any other medical problems that might arise which need MRI scanning. A doctor could, in this case, advocate for a more advanced implant rather than the cheapest option for the patient or the first option. Doctors should be advocating for higher technology, and not immediate cost effectiveness. Sometimes the harder decisions are the better ones in the long run. For instance, a woman who had only half of her foot amputated due to injury opted to amputate more of her leg due to years of discomfort with her old prosthetic. Her life experience improved drastically with the advanced prosthetic.

Jessica Bentley

Medical technology consists of a wide-scope of machines and devices helping people live, and live better each day. Prosthetics, implants and augmentation devices are just a couple types of these machines that are advancing, and moving towards a nearly humanistic style, in function and appearance. A number of outcomes were identified in relation to lower limb prosthetic prescription. Many of these were related to physical outcomes, such as balance and safety and not
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