"Badly broken elbow"

About: Royal Berkshire Hospital

Having broken my elbow while away I came home to have my operation at the Berks. It was badly broken in 5 places and needed pins. I was warned it was possible due to some of the splinters of bone being small the op may not be a success. It was a total success due to the surgeons who did a brilliant job! I cannot fault the trauma and orthopaedic department as my initial appointment with them was very smooth including x rays and CT scan plus a visit to the plaster room. The day of the operation also went very smoothly and after the operation in recovery I was brought tea and toast straight away which I was in need of. I was visited by both surgeons plus a physiotherapist. Follow up appointments have also been good and on time.

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Response from Royal Berkshire Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post these comments about your treatment and care within the Orthopaedic Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The Orthopaedic team work very hard to ensure our patients get the best care possible so it is great when we are able to share positive feedback such as this. Thank you again and may we wish you a speedy recovery.

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