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Many people who have been diagnosed by a general practitioner, in a hospital or by a specialist, are unsure whether the diagnosis or treatment they’ve received is correct. Medpartner offers new assessment in most medical fields – performed by our selected specialists.
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We have countless of stories from patients who end up being sent from one general practitioner to another without receiving adequate treatment. Some do not receive correct medical treatment. Here are some examples of the patients we’ve been able to help.
Woman 54 years old working abroad with a Norwegian employer
The woman has in the last year had recurrent pain and swelling in the knee. The summer of 2021 the pain was so intense that she could no longer stand on the leg or go to work.
The woman had her knee examined in her country of residence, where she was told that the pain was due to both meniscus damage, cartilage damage and loose parts in the knee and that surgery was necessary. The woman wanted to do the surgery at home in Norway and had a video consultation with her GP. After the consultation, she received a referral and an appointment for assessment and X-rays, but it was suggested that such surgery is restrictive in Norway. The woman wanted to get a specialist to assess the case and contacted Medpartner for advice.
She was contacted by a skilled orthopedist who could confirm that the assessment was correct.
The patient was quickly scheduled for surgery, which was very successful. The surgery showed that there were several loose bodies in the knee that had to be removed. Fortunately, the surgery was carried out in time, otherwise the loose parts could have damaged the knee even more. It was also very important that the surgery was performed by an experienced specialist, so that the cartilage in the knee wouldn’t be further damaged and that unnecessary scar tissue would not form.
At the follow-up interview three days after the surgery, the pain in the knee was significantly less, and the woman could return to work on the desired date.
54 years old
10-year-old boy with a broken wrist
A 10-year-old boy sustained a wrist injury when he overturned on a bicycle. The boy was referred to the university hospital where an X-ray was taken which showed no signs of fracture. The doctor on duty at the emergency room concluded that there was no fracture, and that the wrist should therefore not be treated.
However, based on the level of pain the boy was experiencing, it was suspected that the boat bone in the wrist (os naviculare / os scaphoid) was indeed fractured, and relatives who had a background from the health service knew that such fractures are not visible on X-rays when they are fresh.
The doctor on duty was informed about this and chose to apply plaster. Relatives feared that the wrist had been plastered in the wrong position. At such an angle, the fracture would not have healed properly, and the result could have been a painful, broken wrist for the rest of his life.
We conferred with a hand orthopedist who could confirm that the wrist was plastered in the wrong position. The orthopedist contacted a colleague with chief physician expertise at the hospital who personally plastered his wrist in the correct position the next day. In retrospect, the boy has not had any pain from the wrist.
Student, 10 years
Man 46, cancer recurrence
It all started with the patient having a cold, coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. He went to both the GP and the emergency room where he was repeatedly prescribed antibiotics. The patient experienced some improvement, but quickly became ill again after completing the treatment. He was getting worse, losing weight fast and was not able to work.
The breathing problems also made it very difficult to sleep. This lasted for two to three months (spring 2021) and the patient only got worse.
He had recently married one of our acquaintances, who contacted us in despair. We contacted a hospital where he was admitted for examination. The examinations showed that the patient had water in his lungs, and that the cancer (lymphoma) that he had several years earlier had returned. At this time, the patient was so ill that he was unsure whether he wanted further treatment. He no longer thought he could get well and was afraid of experiencing the same side effects from chemotherapy he had received the last time he was ill.
After some conversations with us, he decided to receive treatment. At the beginning of November 2021, we received a nice phone call where he told us that the cancer was gone.
Carpenter, 46 years
Man 60 years with severe pain in the hand
For approximately 20 years, the man had an encapsulated foreign body in his hand. When he suddenly had severe pain in his hand with swelling and redness along with fever. He contacted his GP and was given antibiotics. As the GP could not operate on deeper tissues, he was told to go to the emergency room if the symptoms got worse.
The symptoms worsened so he went to the emergency room after a few days. From the emergency room, he was sent to his local hospital. He was there for a whole day before an X-ray was taken which showed a reaction around the foreign body in his hand. Due to low capacity at the hospital, he was sent home and was told to contact the GP again the following day.
The hand became more and more painful. The patient contacted us in despair of not getting help. We then talked to the GP and asked for an urgent referral for surgery at the hospital. This was done the same day, and he was operated within two hours after arriving at the hospital.
The man quickly got better and after a short time was back in full time work.
Craftsman, 60 years
A 21-year-old woman who suddenly developed a headache
The young woman visited her GP several times with her headache – without getting any help other than a suggestion to take Ibux (ibuprofen). After strong pressure from the woman’s mother who is a nurse, the GP finally ordered a CT scan of the woman’s brain, but she would have to wait three months to get the CT scan.
The mother contacted us and asked for an assessment of the process. The CT scan was immediately. The examination showed elevated pressure in the head, and the woman was urgently admitted to her local hospital. It was quickly discovered that the symptoms were due to Borrelia encephalitis (encephalitis after a tick bite), and intravenous antibiotic treatment was started immediately.
The woman quickly got better, and seven days after her admission she was discharged. She had a headache for a while after the treatment but is now completely healthy.
Student, 21 years
Woman in her 50s broke her femoral neck on a ski trip
A woman in her 50s broke her femoral neck on a ski trip. Screws were operated in at the local hospital where she was first treated. Over the next few months, she repeatedly went to the hospital due to severe pain and each time she was told that this was completely normal.
She was unable to work and was partially on sick leave during this period. She was only able to get an X-ray 6 months after the injury. The X-ray showed that the fracture had not healed as it should have. The hospital then suggested removing the screws and told the patient that she could strain her leg while she waited for a hip prosthesis to be inserted.
The woman contacted us and was quickly scheduled for surgery at a competent hospital where she had a hip prosthesis inserted by knowledgeable personnel. At the same time, the screws, which turned out to be incorrectly inserted, were removed.
The woman is currently in full-time employment without physical limitations. If the treatment that was originally planned at the local hospital had been carried out, she would most likely have been disabled today.
Teacher, 50 years