"Great care for fractured wrist at Northern General"

About: Northern General Hospital / Accident and emergency Northern General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

After falling on ice and snow while on the moors in December 2008 i was unfortunate enough to fracture my wrist - a Colles fracture.

i was seen straight away on arrival in a+e and given pain relief then went to x-ray. i then had my wrist manipulated and potted. the following day i was seen in fracture clinic where i also received brilliant care and the choice of colour of plaster with glitter!

once i had my plaster removed i was refered for physio which has enabled me to regain full range of movement in my wrist. at all times during my treatment i was treated with the utmost respect and was kept fully informed of what was happening with my care.

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