The security line at the airport is moving unusually fast today. Normally, you’d be excited by such luck. But, last year you had your knee replaced. Now, the approaching metal detector has your pulse racing. You look at the line behind you, hoping not to cause a scene or delays for those still waiting. Your clammy hands squeeze your Medical Device ID card and ticket. Your turn arrives, so you step forward.
If you’ve had a medical device implanted, the thought of going through TSA is sure to cause some anxiety. Here’s an idea of what to expect when going through the TSA security check.
While this is not an exhaustive list of what you may encounter when traveling, it gives you a good idea of what to expect. If you have concerns about traveling, discuss them with your doctor. He or she may be able to provide additional guidance.
The TSA’s website, www.tsa.gov, is also a great resource if you have questions regarding upcoming travel and security. There you can find checklists, videos, and other tools that may be helpful.