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"My carpal tunnel operation"

About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / General surgery

(as a service user),

After putting it off a couple of times previously, I was offered a cancellation appointment at Larbert General. I was a bit apprehensive as I had heard numerous tales regarding the varying levels of success with op and that the recovery was a nightmare. Thankfully I am still working from home due to the pandemic and changed my job from a PT office based role so, on balance, I felt this was as good an opportunity as I was going to have to.get it done without too much disruption to my life.

The medical team were great! They were friendly and engaging and put me at ease right away. The surgeon, Miss Bennet, was great too, We actually had good banter throughout the operation where I tried to negotiate down the delay to me returning to doing press ups, she wasn't having it at all! Bully! Lol My wound is really neat and healing well. I can't use it much yet but it's only two weeks since the op, so all things considered I am doing really well. Think I agree with Miss Bennet now, don't fancy doing press ups for a while yet tbh!! It was fun negotiating though! Thank you so much to the team for putting me at ease and doing such a fantastic job. Awesome!!!

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Response from NHS Forth Valley 5 months ago
Submitted on 18/02/2022 at 09:49
Published on Care Opinion at 09:49

Dear Paulk

Thank you so much for your feedback. The team and I really enjoy our local anaesthetic cases, we get to really engage with our patients.

We are delighted with your feedback and hope it allays the concerns of future patients who may also be apprehensive.

We are planning a video in a few weeks that can be linked into the appointment letters so that people can virtually meet us before-hand. I hope that will help too.

Take care and stay safe.

Sarah Bennett

Orthopaedic Surgeon

NHS Forth Valley

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Update posted by paulk (a service user)

Hi Sarah.

Thank you for taking the time to respond. Like you, I hope my feedback really helps to allay any fears of any future patients who will benefit from this procedure. My hand is getting better every day and the wound is very neat and healing well too.

So glad I got it done and will be putting my name on the list for my left hand too.

Many thanks again to you all. Well done.

Take care and stay safe.

Paul 🙂

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