"Extensor tendon rupture"

About: Corbett Hospital

I saw a consultant aroundJuly last year after a referral from my GP I was unable to straighten the little finger on my right hand, this happened suddenly. They did not know what had happened to my finger so sent me for an ultrasound scan.While I was waiting for this appointment, the same thing happened to my ring finger. The scan revealed that the extensor tendons had ruptured, probably due to the fact that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis.At my follow up appointment, I was told that nothing could be done, and that I still could grip with my fingers and they said that is all you need your fingers for. They made me feel that I was wasting their time. They did ask if I wanted a referral to City Hospital which I did, and so on May 13th after a year, I finally had surgery to repair the tendons, so I do not understand why I was told that nothing could be done. I got the impression that they could not be bothered!

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Response from Corbett Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your experience of our hospital. We welcome all feedback and would like to assure you that all comments are taken seriously and acted upon as part of our ongoing commitment to improving patient experience. We are disappointed to hear that you were unhappy with the treatment and advice you received from us and that you felt more could have been done to treat your condition. It is difficult to comment on your specific case without being able to consult your medical notes, but if you wished to contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on free phone 0800 073 0510 we would happily look into the issues you have raised.

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