Britney Spears (born 12/2/81 in Kentwood, Louisiana)
is a famous pop singer well known around the world.
Since this is a medical website, this article focuses on
medical information relevant to her. Probably her most
famous medical incident was in June 2004 when she
injured her knee while filming a video for the single
"Outrageous." The injury caused her to cancel the
remaining 37 visits of her 4th world tour. Magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI) study of her knee revealed
the presence of floating cartilage. MRI scans produce
extremely detailed pictures of the inside of the body by
using very powerful magnets and computer technology.
Cartilage is a type of soft, flexible tissue that helps form
many important body structures.
Due to her celebrity status, Britney Spears is always in the news when she announces a
pregnancy. She announced her first pregnancy on her official website in April 2005. It
was in that month when she was rushed to a hospital in Destin, Florida, where she
remained under medical care for 48-hours. Apparently, she had some mild bleeding and it
was nothing more complicated than that. On September 14, 2005, she gave birth to Sean
Preston Federline, who was 6 pounds and 1 ounce. The baby was born at the Santa
Monica UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. She and her baby were
released from the hospital after 2 days.
Almost a year later, on September 14, 2006, Britney Spears gave birth to Sutton Pierce Federline at the
same hospital. Both of her babies were born via cesarian section. A cesarian section (or C-section) is an
incision through the wall of the belly and the uterus in order to extract a baby during delivery. The uterus is
a hollow organ in a female's body where the egg is implanted and the baby develops during pregnancy.