This weekend I fell on my wrist. After much deliberation as to whether it was serious enough to go all the way to A&E with, I went!
Lucky for me that I did!
After my fall, my wrist felt a little tender, I could barely move it and despite the pain, I found it hard to believe that it could be more than just a minor sprain. However, in A&E the X-ray machines told me something very different.
The doctor had struggled to make a definite diagnosis with her eyes alone. This got me to thinking about how reliant we are on technology. To my shock, the X-ray showed a clean break to my radius. Without this crucial machine, would I have ever been sure as to what had happened with my wrist?
Could the doctor have provided effective treatment? Would I have made my wrist continually worse? This was just me, what about the thousands of people out there who’s lives may actually have relied on the results shown on the x-ray results?