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GP beware - musculoskeletal


How common are these cases?? A minor fall resulting in a fracture across 3 columns not being picked up by xray, a GP injecting a foot without confirmation of diagnosis of Mortons via ultrasound scan, loosening of the prosthesis again not described/seen in xray report?? In all three cases GP made decisions based on probabilities and yes, got it wrong since these are unexpected and rare diagnoses. But how many similar cases are actually groin strains/mechanical back pains and Mortons neuroma? If we refer everybody for "just to be on the safe side" how many of those rare cases would you miss??

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26 Feb 2015

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