"Carpal Tunnel Disaster - Bundaberg Base Hospital"

About: Bundaberg Hospital

(as the patient),

Had a Carpal Tunnel Release and a procedure to "tidy up" the bones at the base of my thumb. The CTR was a success.....HOWEVER.... I now have constant neuropathic pain in my palm; problems with my Ulnar and Radial nerves; the procedure on my thumb (despite it being explained in person and in detail by the surgeon himself - post surgery) appears was not recorded in my file; stitches were installed in the base of the wound and attached to a tendon - also appears not to be noted; "urgent" Occupational Therapy took 9 weeks to happen. In the meantime, my wrist was unable to flex and my fingers began to curl inwards; repeat visits usually conclude with "Come back in 4 weeks and we'll see what's happening"; fingers and thumb randomly spasm and lose grip and, on my last visit, I was told in no uncertain terms that "Nothing was done to your thumb, if it had been it WOULD have been recorded" and that I was "obviously mistaken". 5 months later and I'm unable to go back to work and unable to pay my bills.

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