"Knee replacement surgery at Tameside Hospital"
About: Tameside General Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Tameside General Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics OL6 9RW
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This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public. We have their details and will forward any comments to them, as they have not provided details of an email address. They said…
This 71 year old lady recently underwent knee replacement surgery at Tameside Hospital. The pain is now worse than before the operation. She was in hospital, then rehab, for weeks. She had an infection in the wound but wasn’t told until the physio detected it. Admin was very poor – appointments weren’t sent, an op was cancelled late the night before she was due to be admitted, after she had made several personal and family arrangements.
She is now “knock-kneed” and can’t fully straighten or bend the knee even after many sessions of physio. She saw the consultant at a follow-up clinic but felt he did not listen to her.
She is considering making a formal complaint.