"Permanent nerve damage to leg after ligament repair"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Tameside General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public who asked not to have their name published. They said…
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.