Bone disease comes in many different kinds. For example most people have heard of osteoporosis, which makes previously strong bones much weaker. In other cases people suffer from low bone density or other diseases that can affect the strength or density of their bones.
When someone suffers symptoms that could be related to a bone disease they will usually see their GP. A proper diagnosis should then be determined so that treatment may be given in the most suitable way.
However there is the potential for a misdiagnosis to be made, or for a failure to diagnose bone disease. It is very rare for this to happen but if this is the case it can have a huge effect on the life and the future of the person affected. While not all bone diseases have extensive treatments that work well, they can be managed and professional advice can be given in each situation in order to determine the best outcome. If this does not happen it can lead to all kinds of problems in the future. We would typically expect to receive excellent advice and care from our GP and from other medical professionals in regard to bone disease. If this does not occur the patient may consider the next step.
What would the outcome be for a failure to diagnose bone disease?
The outcome of this type of medical failure depends on the type of bone disease you have. In each case a missed diagnosis means that suitable treatment cannot begin as quickly as it would have done if it were diagnosed promptly. In some cases bones can become brittle or weak, whereas in other cases cancer can develop within the bones and spread if it is not treated quickly. Needless to say it is imperative that you seek professional medical advice if you suspect you have a problem with your bones.
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Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown