Double fracture of the elbow, aouch! Experienced Geneva's Health care first hand for the first time. Seen by specialist straight away, got x-rays, CT scans and I've got an amazing HD DVD of my fractured bones, it all looked very impressive, all done with amazing, top of the range machines.
I was then sent to a "prothesis and cast" shop (I did not know they even existed!) where a man in a white coat, surrounded by fake legs, arms and feet (well, I assumed they were fake!!) in a shop where the lino, shelves and assistants all looked like in a film set of the 1950s, busied himself carving moulds for a claw foot, with utter concentration, precision and tools from another age...it was like being in an old clock maker's workshop from bygone days.
I love these total contrasts that Switzerland can offer, a bit like England, really.
I end with a "Robocop" armoured arm, even my children say I look "cool" with it. In England, it would have been a second hand sling, in pink with "arse" graffitied on it!!