In these pressured conditions, it’s no surprise that sometimes injury assessment and X-ray interpretation doesn’t always go to plan.
Spondyloarthropathy is a tricky word to pronounce, but it can be even trickier to diagnose. Causing long term structural damage, pain and disability. We need to sniff it out, and shut it down.
Are you resilient enough to see out winter? Winter is the time of the year when we are building up our training for a forthcoming marathon, Tough Mudder, or even a triathlon. It’s also often the time of the year when we feel least like training. None the less, there is work to be done, [...]
‘I’ve been told I might need a scan’: Are your imaging choices leaving patients in ‘diagnosis limbo’?
It’s a wonderful rag-bag term, ‘scan’. Both a noun and a verb, it’s somehow become interchangeable with the word ‘diagnostic’, and each year, some new miracle machine is invented. My Mother’s bloodhound’s nose is an excellent scanner. It’s swiftly able to detect the alluring waft of a child’s unguarded ice cream from the opposite side [...]