"Both Dr & two specialists at Weston Hospital..."

About: Weston General Hospital

I requested a Private MRI scan which I would be paying for. This was to get past the specialist that was ignoring my feelings that I had a labral tear in my hip.

The GP contacted the specialist & I was given an MRI which does not show a labral tear. I then had to pay to see a third specialist at the Spire in Bristol they agreed that an MRI would not show a labral tear. The consultant examined me & feels that it is very likely that I do have a Labral tear. They have arranged an MRA for me.

The Doctor should have respected my wishes. And the Orthopaedic specialists should be up to date in this area & know that a Labral tear would not show on an MRI - instead of arguing with me & suggesting that I see a physiologist. Disgusting medical service.

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Response from Weston General Hospital

Our orthopaedic team are highly skilled and care very much about their patients so we're sorry that you felt you didn't get the advice you expected. If you'd like to take this up with our Patient Advice and Liaison team please contact them wnt-tr.PALS@nhs.net and they would be happy to discuss your concerns and liaise with the Orthopaedic team for you.

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