"Permanent nerve damage to leg after ligament repair"

About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as a staff member),

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Lady went to Tameside Hospital for a ligament operation on her left leg. She suffered damage to the nerves in her leg during the procedure. She now walks with a stick and has to use analgesic patches to control the pain, although she is in permanent discomfort despite this. Hospital consultant told her and her husband it is a common complication of surgery but they were not made aware of this before the procedure. She now needs an operation on her right leg and is reluctant. She will under no circumstances return to Tameside for any further treatment.

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Response from Lindsay Stewart, Deputy Director of Nursing, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

We have discussed this with Lead Orthopaedic Consultant Mr Obeid and he is sorry for your experience you have had and he urges that you to contact him 922 6823 or alternatively can contact our PALS and complaints department on 0161 922 4466, so that the issues you have raised can be sorted out for you.


Kind regards,

John Goodenough

Director of Nursing

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