Some patients shouldn't change your practiceBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7354.14 (Published 06 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:14
- Diane Campbell, emergency physician.
- Alice Springs Hospital, Northern Territory, Australia
He was covered in mud and cradling his injured wrist but clearly thought that winning the final was well worth a fractured scaphoid. “Plaster,” I said, “for six weeks if you're lucky, longer if you're not.”
The plaster room was in use and wouldn't be free for at least half an hour. I returned to the young man, and his noticeably cleaner supporters. They had brought his bag—good, we could use the 30 minutes to get …