"Reeplacement Knee operation"
About: Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre BA4 4LP
Posted by Anonymous
After two arthroscopies on my knee, several years apart, my knee was not healing and so a complete knee replacement was recommended. I am very satisfied with the treatment and explanations from my consultant.
Three months on I am not yet walking evenly but hope to, given time.
I went to the Yeatman Hospital for Physiotherapy, 7 weeks after the operation and attended 7 times. The staff there have been extremely helpful and encouraging. I now aim to join a local Sports Centre and take part in the remedial exercises there.
I experienced far more pain than I expected but at all times the medical staff made sure I had plenty of pain killers. I gave up the morphine after three and a half weeks and a few weeks later did not need pain killers. I took the occasional paracetamol.
The treatment I received at the Centre was first class and I look forward to walking much better in future.
All appointments were kept to time, though there were some very early starts.
I have no hesitation in recommending the Treatment Centre to others considered medically fit other than their complaint.