Replacement knees

KnobblyKnees
KnobblyKnees Member Posts: 2
edited 6. May 2019, 15:13 in Say hello
Hi, just joined. I've been advised to have two knee replacements as I have no cartilage left. I put it off 5 years ago as a woman in the assessment group contracted MRSA and lost part of her leg. I've now been referred to a private hospital through the NHS run by Ramsay Health Care. Can anyone offer any experiences or recommendations of this organisation please?
Many thanks.

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  • moderator
    moderator Moderator Posts: 4,085
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,248
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I'm afraid I can't tell you anything about the hospital or the group. In fact I don't think we're allowed to promote or criticise specific hospitals or docs on here.

    What I can tell is is that your friend was just unfortunate. I had new knees back in 1981. They were brilliant. One gave out 27 years later and the other is still with me.

    There are far more people with success stories about new knees than who have had problems. If you want the best treatment look for a teaching hospital rather than a private one. And check how many such operations your surgeon has done.

    Finally, do the required exercises both before and after the op. Don't rush your recovery but bear in mind the exercises do involve some pain. I wish you as much success as I've had.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran