"Quality of life has been curtailed after hip replacement"

About: Crosshouse Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I had a partial hip replacement a few years ago done at Crosshouse hospital Ayrshire and this had caused me a lot of pain ever since and I have had numerous appointment with the surgeon. I had an MRI in April 2015 and because the surgeon I normally see was ill andI did not see him, again until a few days ago when he said it looked as though my hip was alright but maybe pain was coming from my pelvis.

I had blood tests done and am not due to see him again until late next month this year. I am not satified with this long delay as I am in a lot of pain with walking and everyday activities. The surgeon also said that in hindsight he should have done a complete replacement the first time and I would not have suffered all this pain.

My quality of life has been seriously curtailed as I was used to playing golf and walking a lot.

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Response from Eunice Goodwin, Patient Feedback Manager for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, Quality Improvement and Governance Team, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

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Dear hannah ann,

I am really sorry to hear that your partial hip replacement has not been the success you would have hoped for and that your quality of life has been affected. Regarding your wait, without your details, it is difficult to understand what is causing the wait between your MRI and seeing your consultant.

There are two things we can do. Firstly, if you wish to let me know your name and date of birth the team will be able to look into this further for you. You can email me on eunice.goodwin@aapct.scot.nhs.uk or phone me on 01563 826222.

I have also been advised that you can contact the consultant’s secretary direct and ask to be seen earlier, if it is possible, they will fit you in earlier. If you do not know their phone number, you can phone University Hospital Crosshouse. The switchboard staff can put you through to the appropriate secretary. I do hope this is helpful to you.

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your situation and I hope you get things sorted. It must be difficult having to accept the restrictions on your activities, particularly your golf. (I was about to say - you will be missing your golf now the better weather is here, but we are all still waiting on that too).

Kind regards


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