I was palpating a guy's biceps tendon today in clinic when he grabbed my hand, twisted it behind my back, and put me in a headlock.
Patient: Oh, sorry, Doc. I should have warned you about that.
I guess that counts as a positive test. Also, never do a physical exam on a military guy without backup.
(It actually kind of hurt my wrist, but that wrist has been hurting for around a week now. I reduced a hip last Friday and I must have been positioned wrong because i felt a pop in my wrist and it's been sort of sore ever since. I was worried I tore something (TFCC came to mind) but I have full motion and almost full strength, so I don't think I did. But it's been clicking nonstop since then and having it forcefully twisted behind my back really didn't help the situation)
ummmm... how are you not viewing this as a crime (battery)? Because that's what it is.ReplyDelete
He should have warned you about what? His uncontrollable inappropriate self defense moves? Guess maybe you should warn him about the resulting psych referral. He's a ticking time bomb. And you should get your wrist looked at.ReplyDelete
Assaulting a health care worker is a crime.ReplyDelete
Agreed - should have been charged. He was doing that to be a jerk.ReplyDelete
If he can't assess context well enough to know that a doctor is going to touch him during an exam and that that touch is not a threat that should result in a headlock, his judgment is really questionable. Like the other commenters, I think that what he did calls for more of a response-- a psych eval, criminal charges, something.ReplyDelete
Absolutely inexcusable behavior. I was a military doc for over 23 years, pulling a stunt like that is not a "reflex". It is bulls@t aggressive behavior and should be dealt with as such.ReplyDelete
Agree with DocV. In my military career, I cared for Special Ops,Security, Pilots and Missiliers. Never witnessed or heard about such a thing. Abnormal behavior.ReplyDelete
Not to mentioned that if you were hurt at work, your employer wants to know in case you need to make a claim against workman's comp.ReplyDelete
What?! Nobody puts u in a headlock on accident?! Please tell me u reported this!!!ReplyDelete
The warning here is "I'm a giant douche who hurts women to show off."ReplyDelete
Please let us know what you did about it!ReplyDelete
Too bad you couldn't give him a nut crunching knee to the cods...."Sorry Patient Douche, I should of warned you about that."ReplyDelete