An appalling experienceBMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3747 (Published 14 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3747
- Rahij Anwar, orthopaedic surgeon, Bexleyheath, London
Shortly after I stepped into the orthopaedic world, I faced one of the biggest challenges of my life. My uncle, who I lovingly called “Ammujan,” developed a rather unusual back pain.
Ammujan had looked after me since the death of my father. We enjoyed a very special relationship, and he had contributed significantly to my life in all respects.
I soon started doubting my diagnosis of mechanical back pain because his pain, if anything, was getting worse, despite him taking the …