"Years of pain due to wrist misalignment at the Gold Coast Hospital."
About: Gold Coast University Hospital Gold Coast University Hospital Southport 4215
Posted by Little Bird (as ),
I broke my wrist & after it apparently healed, I went back and complained that I was still in a lot of pain. I feel my pain was dismissed as stiffness resulting from the break. I returned to the hospital another 10 times complaining of pain. After I refused to leave until I was listened to that an X-ray of both my left and right wrists were taken for comparison (at my insistence). Once the x-Ray was reviewed, the specialist seemingly found that my wrist had been set at 40 degree tilt. Over time my tendons have ripped, ligaments have torn, I have damage on my ulna nerve, arthritis in my joint and the specialist also noted that my fracture had not healed correctly. I have undertaken two surgeries since and have been told that more surgery is probable. I have complained to the health commission and an investigation noted that my pain is a result of my initial fracture. This has been a nightmare for me and I still struggle with a lot of pain and am unable to do a lot of task involving my right arm. Surely something so 'simple' could've been picked up on one of the ten occasions I went back to orthopaedic specialists at the hospital?