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A 35-year-old male asked:
Do medical devices need to be approved by the fda? who regulates these devices such as an inversion table for example? how can i be sure they're safe?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes; see chart: Many organizations, including the fda, inspect & approve various types of medical equipment for safety. Look for a seal of approval on the item or in the literature accompanying the product. Buy from reliable vendors.
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Anesthesiology 44 years experience
Not a Medical device: Yes, actual medical devices are regulated by the fda, but i doubt an inversion table is marketed to treat anything. Most manufacturers go out of their way to be sure to state the it is not intended to treat a medical condition. So you are left with reviews and comments by other users. If the device is truly unsafe and it injures someone, they will be sued for it.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2020
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