"I think that to say that I was astonished at the speedy recovery I had after surgery was an understatement and I can only put down to both the surgeons’ capabilities and care I have received coupled with the intensive rehabilitation programme I underwent with the physiotherapists and hydro pool sessions worked wonders.
My names A I am a 32 year old chap who enjoyed being martial artist.
I competed at a high level but had to stop due to chronic back pain; I have struggled with this back pain for the past ten years and have seen numerous physiotherapists and specialist back consultants none of whom have been able to identify the root of my pain.
My life has been significantly affected; I can't teach my daughter to ride a bike, I can't stand for more than about 40minutes without having to find somewhere to sit. I can't sit for more that 40 mins without having to walk around I can't concentrate at work in meetings etc if I'm static for longer than around half an hour.
Dear Professor Fehily
Following my recent left hip revision operation I would like to express my thanks to you my surgeon and to all the wonderful, dedicated staff at the Spire Manchester. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful; nothing was too much trouble. I had total hip replacements on both my hips 15 years ago and found my recent surgery and after care at the Spire so much better than I experienced before at another hospital. I am recovering well and have been mostly pain free.
Winner of Britain's first ever taekwondo Gold medal, London 2012.
I had a hip arthroscopy in September, performed by Professor Fehily, after scans showed my squash career might be threatened by a Labral tear and some significant cartilage damage. I was looked after superbly by Prof Fehily and his team of anaesthetists and nurses. After a fairly downbeat initial prognosis from doctors Prof Fehily made me feel immediately more positive and comfortable. He allowed me to hope that I could play professional squash again and explained everything clearly in the run up and post-op, which I appreciated.
I am very squeamish (it took me 8 years to look at the 12” scar on my abdomen) and my mother (a retired nurse) has always said I will die of fright before a symptom ever affects me. So, there was no-one more surprised than I when I agreed to have my hip replaced with a spinal block instead of a general anaesthetic. But, should I have to have my second hip replaced, that is what I will opt for. It was great!
I listened to my ipod and think I was aware of what was going on for most of the time. I remember the anaesthetist giving me a couple of time checks and telling me all was well. I could hear a lot of hammering at one stage and was dimly aware it was something to do with me but did not mind at all. It seemed no time at all before I was back in my room, no pain at all and able to move my feet and legs.
Dear Mr Fehily,
Nine weeks have passed since my hip replacement and the difference to my life is wonderful.
I have dispensed with crutches most of the time and can do things without pain or difficulty that I haven't done for years.
The whole procedure from start to finish was first class and so much less scary than I had imagined.
I wish I had seen you several years ago instead of 'soldiering on'
Thank you so much,
B. & M. S
" I was shocked to discover that pincer and cam impingement had caused early Osteoarthritis in my right hip and that it needed replacing. I was extremely trepidatious and had many concerns regarding post operative mobilisation.
It is now six weeks after the operation and the experience has been far less of an ordeal than I'd imagined. I opted for a spinal anaesthetic with sedation which meant that I was alert immediately after surgery, could eat and drink, did not need oxygen and had no pain.