"Total Hip replacement"

About: Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

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I had a total hip replacement on 30th January 2013. Prior to the operation I was terrified of the thought of spinal anaesthesia....

I need not have worried. The level of care was exceptional throughout my stay and I specifically asked not to see, hear or smell anything during the operation. My requirements were met perfectly. I slept throughout the whole thing and woke in the recovery room.

The whole stay was very relaxed and now 7 weeks post op I'm up and about and walking about a mile a day with no support aids. The horrid arthritic pain has completely gone and I'm looking forward to getting back to a more mobile life.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Barlborough and the treatment.

Many thanks for all your help.

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Response from Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

Dear Steve, Many thanks for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices website. We are so happy that you found this very scarey ordeal to be a positive and stress free experience. We all hope you continue to enjoy good health and increased mobility. Let us know how you get on in the next Marathon! With very best wishes from all the staff at Barlborugh :-)

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