GP's succinct view of Orthopaedic Doctors

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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 "
He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
Julian of Norwich

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  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    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: 779
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    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: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    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.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    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.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    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