"Grateful for my knee replacements"

About: East Surrey Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I had been trying to get help for the pain in my knees for some time but I was told I was too young and the pain wasn't bad enough. I was referred by my GP to see Laura Finucane at the Oxted Therapies Unit in December 2011. She was very helpful and said I needed to see the surgeon. She managed to fit me in to see Mr Maurice in January 2012.

I was operated on and received a partial knee replacement in February 2012 and again in July 2012 for the other knee.

I have made a good recovery and am writing to thank firstly Laura Finucane for recognising how bad I was and secondly Mr Maurice and his team for operating so quickly and so well.

Every day I am grateful for the operations, I am not pain free but I can live my life and am back at work.

I just wanted to write and say thank you

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Response from Eloise Clarke, Communications Manager, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Dear 'susie blue'

Thank you for taking the time to say thank you to us. We really appreciate it and I am glad to hear we have helped you live life with less pain. I wish you well for the future.


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