Calcaneal Fracture Fixation
From my initial consultation, the worry that I might never walk properly again was replaced with hope. I knew that I was in the hands of professionals and the efficient, caring and friendly atmosphere of the Clinic made the experience of surgery through to recovery so much more manageable.
Posterior Ankle Decompression
I underwent ankle surgery at the Foot and Ankle Clinic to help my progression as a ballet dancer. The operation has really helped me and the physiotherapy was excellent. Although it was personally a stressful time for me, I know I had very good support from all the team at the Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Revision Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
I am writing to you as an extremely satisfied customer.
I recently attended the Foot and Ankle Clinic for a left ankle lateral ligament reconstruction procedure. After 31 years of continual abuse of my limbs playing rugby football and other sporting activities, my left ankle had become completely unstable to the point that when walking down any stairs or even a pathway kerb, my ankle would collapse underneath me, often leaving me in an embarassing heap.
After my initial consultation I was offered a date for surgery extremely quickly, an additional surgery date being setup for the May Day Bank Holiday. On arrival at the Priory Hospital staff were knowledgeable, courteous and helpful which immediately removed any feeling of apprehension I may have had at the time of arrival.
Later on in the morning of admission I received a further briefing from the surgeon about the surgical procedure which again left me feeling completely at ease and relaxed, fully understanding the procedure and proposed rehabilitation requirements.
After the surgery I had a debrief explaining how things had gone and was informed about the detailed program of recovery and subsequent physiotherapy required. I returned to the Priory Hospital approximately 6 weeks later to have my cast removed and an examination of my ankle. I had suffered what I had considered to be a massive muscle wastage on my left calf which I was assured was normal due to the inactive period in cast. The prognosis of surgery and initial recovery was very positive and immediately I began a series of physiotherapy appointments.
I was amazed how quickly strength, mobility and especially stability returned to my ankle. I underwent different exercises to develp muscles and increase the range of ankle movement. Within a matter of weeks I had regained full use of my ankle to a level I had not experienced for years prior to the procedure.
I would fully endorse the procedure to anyone in a similar position to myself and would be more than willing to act as a reference for anyone having any reservations about ankle ligament reconstruction surgery at the Foot and Ankle Clinic.