"Misdiagnosis of broken bones in foot"
About: Goole & District Hospital (Acute) Goole & District Hospital (Acute) Goole DN14 6RX
I attended the Minor Injury unit on 17th January after having fallen downstairs at my home. I was in a lot of pain and unable to walk. I was seen by a doctor who looked at and then X-rayed my foot,and told me I had a bad sprain and no broken bones. I was told that my foot would take several weeks to recover from this "sprain". Nine weeks later my foot was no better, I saw an orthopaedic consultant who confirmed what I had thought from the beginning - I had broken bones in my foot. To be specific - a chipped bone and a partial dislocation. I knew instantly when I fell,that I had broken a one as I heard it crack. This consultant looked at the X-rays taken at Goole and could instantly see there were broken bones. This was further confirmed by a MRI scan. I am now in plaster up to my knee for 4/6 weeks. I just hope that my bones will heal after the considerable delay in a correct diagnosis. If they do not heal correctly, it is entirely due to the negligence/lack of ability of the doctor at Goole to correctly interpret the original X-ray. I am extremely angry about this situation.