A painful lessonBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7200.1744 (Published 26 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1744
- Solomon Almond, lecturer in pharmacology
I sustained a spiral fracture of my tibia while on holiday when I was 14. This was manipulated under sedation, and I was admitted to the local hospital in the south of England. I passed a sleepless night in great pain when the analgesia I had been given for the manipulation wore off. The next morning I was still in too much discomfort to use crutches, and the friends, with whom I had been on an organised adventure holiday, returned home.
I had to wait in hospital until I was fit …