When 71-year-old Lynda Holland smashed into the floor hip first her hips could have been shattered. Instead, the chronic pain she had suffered through for the previous 6 years instantly and substantially was reduced. It wasn’t supposed to work that way.

Physical therapy, osteoarthritis, and cortisone injections had all been part of the equation to subdue the pain symptoms in her pelvis but a hard fall to the floor ultimately is what had the entirely counter-intuitive effect of easing the pain. This Washington Post article details the missed diagnoses and imaging blunders that contributed to this backwards effect.

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