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Author: Seema Marwaha
Date: Aug. 29, 2022
From: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal(Vol. 194, Issue 33)
Publisher: CMA Impact Inc.
Document Type: Personal account
Length: 516 words
Lexile Measure: 960L

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As I was getting the horses into the barn, I wiped out and heard a pop in my wrist. I thought I might have broken something. The emergency department was busy, but the nurse and emergency physician were excellent. They realigned the bones in my right wrist, put me in a plaster cast and sent me home.

The fracture clinic was a different story. It was a large room with multiple stretchers and little privacy. Everyone wore scrubs so I couldn't tell who was who. A man walked up to me without introducing himself, pressed on my hand and fingers and then walked away. I remember saying to my husband, "I hope that was the doctor." It turns out he was the orthopedic surgeon because he returned later to...

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