"My pending knee replacement"

About: Stoke Mandeville Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Wycombe Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I was diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis to both knees by my consultant over two and a half years ago. It was stated that they don't know how I manage to walk at all due to the condition of my knees.

Went on to say both knees require full replacement and I was placed on a six month waiting list. I have had two pre-ops during this period. I was given a date for the op, but unfortunately I had to be admitted to Wycombe Hospital to have surgery and my knee op was postponed, this was about 18 months ago. I understand hospital procedures are affected because of Covid but I have not heard from the hospital for 18 months. I don't know if I am still being considered for surgery. My condition has progressively been getting worse and am finding it extremely difficult to walk a small distance (30 yards) without severe pain which then affects my hips and back. I have been taking pain killers on a daily basis for this period but they do not have the effect they used to.

Responses

Response from Anthony Banton, Patient Experience Manager, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust 2 months ago
Anthony Banton
Patient Experience Manager,
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Submitted on 02/06/2020 at 16:43
Published on Care Opinion at 16:43


Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on this website.

I am sorry to read of the problems you have experienced in trying to understand your situation regarding your knee operation.

I was also sorry to learn that as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic you have suffered further delay.

I would be very grateful if you could contact the Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS) on 01296 316042 to try and clarify where you are on hte waiting list.

Kind regards

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Update posted by Willtrueman1 (the patient)

Thank you for your response I have contacted PALS as you suggested and they are looking into it for me Thanks

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