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Offline ProfLiebstrom

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A site for NHS/UK patients.
« on: May 19, 2005, 06:18:13 PM »
With the NHS you can't really be quite sure if you are seeing a specialist knee surgeon since for most trusts they just get lumped as orthopaedics. And I know its kinda worrying not knowing if you are seeing a specialist knee OS or some just general orthopaedics surgeon.

Well I came across this site today.

http://www.drfoster.co.uk/ghg/

Put in the hospital you are going to be/being treated at. When the page for that hospital comes up click specialitys then Trauma & Orthopaedics. Up will come the page and at the bottom it will list all the consultants. Click the name of yours and it gives you a page with the consultants specialitys and special interests!

I know I was relieved to see this about the OS i'm seeing tommorrow.

Specialist area 1 Knee surgery
Specialist area 2 Arthroscopic knee surgery
Specialist area 3 Knee replacement
Specialist area 4 Sports injuries to knee and ankle
Special interest 1 Knee surgery
Special interest 2 Sports injuries

So hopefully it the site can relieve the anxiety of some other NHS patients!

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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2005, 06:29:28 PM »
Cool site Prof!

The OS that did my knee surgery 7 years ago has no special interest or specialities- eek! that was reassuring - not!  ::)

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Found out that nerve damage was causing the pain, acupuncture worked - all ok :)

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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2005, 06:41:16 PM »
Great find prof. My doc's speciality 1 is the problem I have, so I guess that's really good!
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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2005, 09:01:06 PM »
Thats a really helpful site, and the waiting times seem far more realistic than the NHS site.
Thanks for that and good luck with your appointment.

Heather ;)
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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2005, 05:41:05 AM »
heather the waiting times are the same as the NHS site. At least for the ones I checked. Probably all come from the same database. Under diagnostic they give an average waiting time for an MRI as well which is good!

But yeh that is a really helpful site either way!

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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2005, 07:26:07 AM »
For the consultants Ive been under, the waiting times are totally different, absolutley no comparison what-so-ever!!
91 Mangled Right knee on trials motorbike
94 Meniscus Repair
95 ACL/LCLrec,notchplasty,bone graft
01 90% Menisectomy
02 Scope
03 ACLrec,LAD
OA,osteophytes
04 Ch'plasty, ACLdeb,Suprapatella mbr ex, haematoma
04 Scope
March 06 Scaphoid op/bone graft
Nov 07 Thyroid Cancer ops x 2, radiation

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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2005, 11:02:20 AM »
 ;D  Great site p


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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2005, 11:08:29 AM »
For the consultants Ive been under, the waiting times are totally different, absolutley no comparison what-so-ever!!

how very strange lol. Might be a bug on the NHS site or something then cause that did have ridiculously low waiting times for yours!

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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2005, 09:11:54 PM »
HELP!

The consultant who did my tension band wiring after a patella fracture isnt even listed!!!!!! Not sure what to think?????  Only know that it's been 8 months so far since the injury and I am still limping and in pain!!!!!

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Re: A site for NHS/UK patients.
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2005, 12:03:28 AM »
great site my OS is there thank goodness!!!  ;D
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