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Offline Clarkey

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Re: Which Orthopaedic Specialist?
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2011, 04:23:12 PM »
Hi jack,

That was very quick from seeing Mr Green to going under the knife and had to wait 18 weeks for my surgery on the NHS and may consider taking out private medical insurance in the future as there no long waits if you do need surgery like on the NHS. You had one of the best knee surgeon's in the UK doing the surgery rather then a registrar.

The surgery part is over that is not as bad as people make it out to be now the hard works starts keeping on top of your PT and recovering from the surgery. Its a slow and painful process and will get there in the end and will recover from it. Good luck with your rehab!

Nick :) {2011} :)
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 04:24:57 PM by Clarkey »
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Re: Which Orthopaedic Specialist?
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2011, 04:44:38 PM »
Thanks Clarkey,

I was surprised at the turn around from consultation to surgery also.

This is my first experience of the private route and I must admit I was impressed with the standard of care that I received by Mr Green and his team at the Priory in Birmingham. I don't envy your 18 week wait for surgery (6 weeks on crutches was long enough for me) so I would recommend private medical insurance if you can afford it especially where knees are involved (although pre-existing conditions are usually not covered on most policies)

I must admit, I was nervous about surgery, I just kept on telling myself that i must go through with it in order that I can walk properly again. This mindset plus (as stated previously) the excellent care that I received by the staff at the Priory helped to put my mind at rest. Before i knew it, the whole procedure was over, I was tucking into a rather nice fish dinner whilst watching the England football game on TV, shouting at Rooney for being sent off!

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Re: Which Orthopaedic Specialist?
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2011, 05:32:42 PM »
Hi Jack,

I found the surgery was the easy part as you are asleep through out the surgery and when you wake up the pain starts to kick in. Keeping on top of your PT can be hard at times as it painful to go through it but is well worth going through as you will feel the benefits in the long run.

I also found Mr Green and his team excellent at the Birmingham Royal Orthpaedic Hospital and cannot fault the NHS except for the 18 weeks wait which you have to expect from a free health service.

Nick  :){2011} :)
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