Years of playing squash led to such severe knee pain that not even removing damaged cartilage could help the discomfort experienced by Robin Bell.
“I previously had a telescopic operation to remove the damaged cartilage, but it didn’t help,” explains Robin. “The knee had completely disintegrated and I began to experience discomfort in the other knee.
“I joined the local ramblers group but walking down slopes was terrible. I suffered for a long time and the pain got worse and worse. It got that bad I had to do something about it.”
Robin, who already had a successful hip replacement at The Horder Centre, was referred to the centre by his GP. After an x-ray and consultation it was agreed that Robin would need knee surgery.