"Shoulder injury and Specialist Orthopaedic care"

About: Queensland Combined Orthopaedic Specialists

(as the patient),

Having pointed out the urgency to my GP, because this injury was a result of a car accident and was being assessed by the CTP insurer and that medical accounts would only be paid up to a time when final investigation was completed, I suggested that it would be good to get the problem sorted out as soon as possible with a specialist!

My GP was in full agreement and was sympathetic to the reasons for the urgency. Likewise the specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. B was equally understanding and was an extremely pleasant doctor to talk to. He discussed the symptoms and suggested, after some tests, that before referring me for an MRI that he was pretty sure that the diagnosis was a "frozen shoulder" and to be treated with a specialised cortisone injection into the shoulder area sack of fluid would probably be a solution. He explained that having relieved the pain it would then take some time for the shoulder to settle down! The injection was also arranged in a very short time and the costs of all this was taken care of by the CTP insurers whilst still under investigation. My appreciation to both doctors and the doctor giving the injection, who were all sympathetic to the urgency of the requirements.

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