Well...THAT went well (NOT)
Dec. 3rd, 2008 @ 04:53 am
The person who takes the X-rays is a Radiographer. The doctor who interprets them it a Radiologist. (I know this cos I was a radiographer in a previous life.)
Radiographers are not legally allowed to interpret X-rays, however they have a damned good idea of what's what because they have to know what it should look like in order to know if they've got the view right. There are standard view which are supposed to ensure that what the Radiologist sees is what he expects to see while still showing all the necessary details in as few views as possible.
He might have been seeing leftovers from the previous break. He might have been seeing what he thought might be a new one. Or the old damage might be making it difficult to tell exactly what's going on.
Still, the ER doc was seriously negligent if he didn't do a clinical examination of your wrist instead of just relying on X-rays.
This is why I love my FL - I didn't realize there was a difference!
I did get an appt. with *my* orthoped (the one that did all the surgeries :sigh:) on Friday. His nurse told me that she hears a LOT of complaints about my local hospital.....and was shocked that the ER doc didn't do anything. I think that's why Dr. S got me in so quick - he usually has a waiting list of 2 - 4 weeks. (Ask me how I know. :lol:)
I need to calm down again before calling the ER director.......must be nice and polite and sweet. :snort:
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