"My new hip is amazing"

About: Wrightington Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

Everything about my Wrightington hip replacement journey has been first class.

Just had check up 14 month after total hip replacement near the start of April 2012. Appointment time 9. 15, X-ray and appointment completed. Sat in restaurant finishing off a full English breakfast by 10.

2 hour walk along Canal to Wigan Pier, lunch 2 hour walk back. Could not do that pre op.

Mr Nagai carried out my operation. He assured me he would do a good job, he most definitely did.

I followed all his instructions. It's a two way process, Mr Nagai's skill and my hard work.

It paid off, not only do I have my walking boots back on round the Cumbrian fells, was back cycling 5 month after op.

My new hip is amazing. I cannot praise Mr Nagai's work enough. Not only do I have my life back but I have myself back.

No pain, fantastic movement, I could not be happier.

Thanks to everyone at Wrightington Hospital, you are all outstanding.

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Response from Susan Heighway, Patient Relations / PALS Manager , Patient Relations / PALS, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your comments on the Patient Opinon web site. I am sure that you will be an inspritation to others who are waiting for, or considering, having a hip replacement. I will share your kind comments with Mr Nagai and his team along with the Head of Nursing and the Director of Performance on the Wrightington site to ensure that all staff are made aware of your comments and can access to read for themselves.

Best wishes

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