GP's succinct view of Orthopaedic Doctors

Slosh
Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
edited 30. Mar 2015, 16:07 in Living with Arthritis archive
I quote
" If they can't mend you or cut bits off you then they're not interested "

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  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Slosh wrote:
    I quote
    " If they can't mend you or cut bits off you then they're not interested "

    I feel this way too. I declined another orthopaedic referral because my opinion is that surgeons like to do surgery.
  • Megrose489
    Megrose489 Member Posts: 745
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Totally agree. I saw an Orthopaedic Surgeon last year about my hip bursitis and, although a very pleasant man, the very first thing he said to me was "You know that there is no surgery that will help, don't you?".

    Although he gave me a second steroid injection (didn't work) and referred me to physio, it was the rheumatologist I eventually saw who decided to give me a stronger steroid injection. This resulted in some relief from the pain I had had for over a year. She also diagnosed the fibromyalgia straight away.

    Meg
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,098
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used to know a lady who worked on the desk. She said orthopaedic guys had a reputation for being the most bad-tempered. I think I got lucky. All mine have been great.
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I must admit that since becoming an "interesting case" I see more experienced members of my consultants team if not himself, and get listened to more.
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used to know a lady who worked on the desk. She said orthopaedic guys had a reputation for being the most bad-tempered. I think I got lucky. All mine have been great.

    I've seen 4 orthopaedics and I can't say that any of them have been grouchy. One of them (foot and ankle specialist ortho) is sooooo handsome and kind. :D

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