"Delay in reacting to a problem resulting from a hip operation"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Tameside General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics OL6 9RW
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
In September I had a new hip on the elective ward at TGH. As a result of this operation my operated on leg is now 26mm longer than the other leg. It took the hospital 3 months to get me in to measure this.
In the meantime this was putting pressure on my other leg and I had to buy my own spacer for my shoe to try to alleviate this pressure.
The surgeon said that this was a risk I took and signed the form to consent to that risk. I don't remember that being on the form. They are going to make something for the shoe on the other side but not until February. I am angry about the delay and also by their attitude - they don't seem bothered at all about the time delay.