Hands and feet

September 2009

Professional

Failure to diagnose: tendon injuries

Volume 38, No.9, September 2009 Pages 717-718

Sara Bird

Case histories are based on actual medical negligence claims or medicolegal referrals; however certain facts have been omitted or changed by the author to ensure the anonymity of the parties involved.

This article discusses a claim arising out of an alleged failure to diagnose a tendon injury involving a finger. The case highlights some of the challenges in managing hand injuries in general practice.

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Correspondence afp@racgp.org.au

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