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Medical advice - always seek a second opinion IMO
« on: April 27, 2016, 08:21:56 AM »
On several occasions I have been glad to seek a second medical opinion for both myself and my kids. I work with many other PhD's and experts in their respective fields and some are very good and some are... well not so good IMO.

When I was at Uni I once got badly injured on one of my finger playing rugby union and the guy at the ER told me that there was nothing they could do about my finger and that I would never been able to use it/move it again. I then went to see another hospital that was specialised in finger/micro surgery and they got my finger fixed. Same thing happened last year when my daughter got badly burned on her right chest trying to cook pasta in the miro wave while having the Ipad in the other hand. Local hospital ER staff applied first aid for burns then contacted the burns unit from the Perth Children Hospital. Next day the first assessment at the burns unit was not too bad then another surgeon had a look at the burn and advised us to operate her immediately to do a re-cell operation on her right breast. 12 months down the track the second doctor/surgeon was right. Daughter was 14 at the time and we still got to the burns unit ward every three month to get her checked out as burns can take up to 2 years to heal according to the medical experts.

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Re: Medical advice - always seek a second opinion IMO
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 10:06:36 AM »
The little figure & the one next to it on Jewel's right hand was pulling down into her palm. When she could no longer hold her tennis racquet she went to the doctor and was told nothing could be done and might even lose those two fingers. Another opinion with a doctor, from India, who later became our beloved primary doc & friend, explained in detail about Dupuytren's contracture , then told us that he would get us an appointment with a hand surgeon who specialized in this field, we found out later patients from other countries came to him. The surgery was long and intense with a long period of rehab. Jewel's hand fully recovered, she played her sport she loved for many more years even getting to hit balls with pros at Vegas. Get those second opinions.

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