Have an orthopedic injury (to bone, muscle or joint)? ALWAYS seek out the opinion of an Orthopedic Surgeon Expert (board certified, fellowship trained SUB-SPECIALIST) no matter what diagnosis the ER staff gives as they are often completely wrong. Delays in treatment for misdiagnosis can lead to permanent disability and poor outcomes so ALWAYS seek Orthopedic advice as soon as possible. The following article, published by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, presents data that suggests the ER is wrong more the ONE THIRD of the time.
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