Doctors missed cancer - criticized by IVO
A man in Kramfors with increasing pain in the hip met two physiotherapists and four doctors at two health centers before being sent to hospital after five months. There, cancer was discovered that had spread to the hip and fractures of the femur. Two of the doctors now receive criticism from IVO.
The first time the man sought treatment for severe pain in the hip, he was advised of osteoarthritis, physical activity on prescription and reported to the arthritis school. It did not help so he again sought care at the health center. Now he had painkillers.
Doctor number two now receives criticism from the Inspection for Healthcare and Care, IVO, for not having been referred to orthopedics when the first doctor's medication was without effect.
Doctor number three receives criticism for not having gone ahead with the man's leg pain since an X-ray showed abrasions in his back. It is unclear how the two things would come together.
At the hospital it was found that the man had a fracture of the femur and several metastases, including the femur.