"FAI Hip Impingement Arthroscopy "
About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics Doncaster Royal Infirmary Trauma and orthopaedics DN2 5LT Lincoln County Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Lincoln County Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics LN2 5QY Lincolnshire Teaching PCT Lincolnshire Teaching PCT Lincoln LN4 2HN
Posted by TracyM (as ),
I have been diagnosed by my consultant at Lincoln as having an impingement in my left hip.
This causes me an incredible amount of pain, even with heavy dosages of a cocktail of painkillers.
I was referred to another consultant at Doncaster as he carries out the surgery. He agreed the diagnoses and recommended the arthroscopy, which is done on a day case basis.
Lincolnshire have turned the funding for the surgery down. At first it turned it down because is was not the result of trauma. With the support of my GP who said it was the most ridiculous reason they had heard, I appealed again and it was turned down this time because they didn't believe it would be beneficial.
So here's my problem I have a health authority who would seemingly rather leave a women in her mid 40's crippled and on a cocktail of highly addictive drugs than provide treatment (which by the way is only day treatment).
When I had my knee arthroscopy last year I had to sign a form first acknowledging it might not work so what is the difference here? Nothing.
A faceless board of accountants decided it is acceptable for me to live in constant pain when someone in Doncaster gets treatment.
I never believed in the post code lottery for treatment but it seems to be alive and kicking in Lincolnshire.