"Waste of time...doctor's don't listen"

About: Royal Oldham Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

I have been under this department for 15 weeks, and today yet another visit without any satisfactory answers. Today I saw yet another doctor who obviously does not read patients notes. Attending this clinic for injury sustained back in May to right ankle. Doctor today presumed ankle was ok now with it being so many weeks, only to be advised that I still have no sideways movement in foot and no movement in toes, they didn't even bother to examine foot and spent their time stood up, not really listening, to which I pointed out that nobody seems to be listening to me. They told me that ligaments can take 9-12 weeks to mens, to which I advised them that it was 15 weeks since my accident. So now they're going to arrange some physio, even though I explained I have been doing ankle exercises. Then they said they's arrange scan, explained already had ultra scan and that it shows damage to ligaments, then they said they would arrange MRI scan in case something was missed. In and out of appointment in 5 mins once again a doctor who was not listening.

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