"Hip dislocation after hip replacement surgery"
About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital Cramlington NE23 6NZ
Posted by Phillip Messinger
I was on holiday 3 months after receiving a new hip. My hip dislocated when I bent down too far, but after exellent (and quick) assistance by a paramedic and then a 2-person ambulance crew I was taken to the Northumbria specialist care hospital. On arrival (in extreme pain) I was given further pain relief and carefully assessed. I was moved through emergency admission, to x-ray, to operating theatre very quickly and within 2 hours my hip had been replaced under a general anaesthetic. The care and skill of all involved was amazing, but in particular it was all "joined up" - I always knew what was happening, and what was going to happen, who was going to do what, and who they were. On completion, I was carefully assessed and then transport was arranged to get me back to my holiday accommodation some 40 miles away. I waited about 20 minutes for this - amazing!! I cannot speak highly enough of the hospital, the staff or the treatment I received - thank you!