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Offline turbostar

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2014, 09:59:26 PM »
Having to deal with the fantastic or not so GP, deep joy!!!!

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2014, 10:04:02 PM »
Perhaps if private, they'd accept a specialist referral, call them to discuss the options. 

In my not inconsiderable recent experiences, GPs are generally more than happy to refer patients for private treatment as there's no budgetary impact for them ;)
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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2014, 10:09:56 PM »
I've always found them hard work to deal with. But i'll give em a go.

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2014, 10:22:14 PM »
Interesting,GP practices evidently vary a lot.  For anything to do with my leg, I try to see the same GP who treated my knee initially in 2009.  She is very sweet (and popular, have to book ages in advance)!

I'd call the clinic first and find out exactly what they require for a private referral, should smooth the process with the GP.  Print this link off, take it with  http://www.oxfordkneegroup.com/healthcare-professionals/

Good luck :)
Came off bike onto concrete 9/9/09 (lat meniscus, lat condyle defect)
LK scopes 8/2/10 & 16/12/10
RK scope 5/2/15 (menisectomy, Hoffa’s fat pad trim)
LK scope 10.1.19 medial meniscectomy, trochlea MFX
LK scope 19.4.21 MFX to both condyles & trochlea, patella cartilage shaved, viscoseal, depo-medrone

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Re: pkr or tkr ?
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2014, 10:32:34 PM »
Thank's  :)