By Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Andrew ArmitageFind out more
by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Sam RajaratnamFind out more
"I will slowly build up to the point where I can do 5km and 10km and I would really like to do a triathlon. Whether I have another marathon in me, I’ll just have to see.
The Horder Centre was brilliant. People were very friendly and the food was really nice. I was lucky too as I have friends who work there so a lot of faces were familiar.”
“I felt I needed the operation sooner rather than later and decided to use my private health insurance. One of my friends had a hip operation at The Horder Centre and I could see good reports about it. I got a referral from my GP at the end of October and had my operation three weeks later.”
“The worst thing was that my hip stopped me working and the pain meant I couldn’t even put my shoes and socks on. I am already starting to feel better and am walking on crutches and can go up and down stairs. I hope to be back at work towards the end of February.
“Everything about The Horder Centre was really nice. The staff were lovely. I’ve been to a few hospitals and just found the staff there so friendly – they would do anything for you.”
“I was looked after very well and liked the fact that most patients were there for similar operations, so you didn’t feel alone. The first couple of months after the operation were the toughest. I only managed to walk about a quarter of a mile with a stick, but I gradually started walking a little further and then one day I realised I actually walked better without the stick. I managed to get up Vesuvius, with the help of my daughter Pippa and by taking breaks. I would never have been able to do the climb before the operation.”