Choosing a knee surgeon (Yorkshire)
Hello, I'm new here and hoping for some tips. Thanks in advance. I have osteoarthritis in my knees. It's recently got worse, so GP referred me to physio who sent me for an X ray. Having seen my X ray, physio says he'd like to refer me to an orthopaedic surgeon. He says I should see a specialist knee surgeon. I understand from the Arthritis Care helpline that if I'm going to choose which surgeon I see, I need to choose at the point of referral. Does anyone have any tips on how to find the best surgeon/hospital? How much choice would I get - for example can I go outside my local NHS trust area, especially if it would be more practical for me to recover at a relative's house in another part of the country? Any tips gratefully received.