GP shares tales of mutual and instant gratification

From curing deafness on the move, to one-shot pain relief, these cases brought a smile to the face of this ever-learning GP

Few things in primary care give patient and doctor mutual and instant gratification.

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It’s been a while since I reduced a “nursemaids elbow” or a spontaneous shoulder dislocation other than my own, or a finger dislocation, but those all count.

I once wrote about curing deafness in a man with a movement disorder by flushing ear wax more or less on the run as he bobbed around the exam room. That was instantly rewarding and also both exhausting and exciting.