fullscreen The Inspectorate for Care and Care criticizes the doctor’s handling. Archive image. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT
The Inspectorate for Care and Care (Ivo) criticizes a doctor’s handling after a bone fracture was missed. The Voltaren ointment was recommended instead, VLT reports.
The patient sought care at a health center in Västmanland at the end of 2021 for pain in the hip, knee and lower back. According to the report, the doctor said the pain was due to inflammation, and a morphine patch was prescribed. The patient was also recommended to use the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory ointment Voltaren.
When the pain did not go away, the patient sought emergency care two days later, where it was determined that the person had a fractured femur.
Ivo criticizes the handling, and thinks that the patient should have been x-rayed the first time the person sought care.