"Hip Replacement"

About: Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

I was most happy with the pre-operation decision of the the surgeon to use the 100% ceramic replacement, rather than the metal version, because of my age. The speed of which I was called for my operation was brilliant, considering Christmas & new year was in the way. My only disappointment was regarding the amount of physio after the operation. The chances of total of 100% recovery have taken me well over 12 to 18 months. The slowness of recovery to 100% fitness maybe down to my body's slowness of recovery though, even though the surgeon was very happy with me after 3 weeks in hospital - the extension of stay in hospital was soley due to another to my another medical problem I have, for which I am also under the hospital for.

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Response from Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Hello, Thank you for positive feedback. If you wish to discuss your disappointment with the amount of the physiotherapy, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison office at pals@chelwes.nhs.uk Kind regards, Patient Advice and Liaison Team

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