Following an accident back in 1992 where my leg was shattered, I had a metal rod and pins holding my leg together. Finally, after 27 years my hip finally gave out and I needed a hip replacement. The surgery was more complex as I had to have my rod removed then the hip replacement done. Mr Dinah was fantastic from start to finish. He removed the rod and did the hip replacement all in one go. I went in Saturday morning and was home by Monday evening. Mr Dinah’s calm friendly approach put me at ease from the very beginning, I never felt rushed and no question was too silly. He is an exceptional person who I cannot recommend highly enough. His professionalism, charisma and caring nature put me totally at ease and I would like to thank him for everything he has done for me. After 4 half weeks I was driving and at 6 weeks was on my first long haul flight with his permission after I did all my exercises and did as he advised. My scars have blended back and all the pain has gone in my hip. As an added bonus my knee bends to 90 degrees and beyond for the first time in 27 years. Thank you so much.
My operation was a Unicompartmental Knee Replacement. Mr Dinah has done an excellent job. I went into hospital on Thursday afternoon and was home by Saturday lunchtime, able to walk and climb stairs. Mr Dinah also straightened my leg, which was beginning to become very bowed. All-in-all a very good experience, backed up by an excellent nursing, care and physio team. Above all, as Mr Dinah says - do the exercises if you want a successful result.
I was shocked and scared when I was told I needed an immediate hip replacement. Mr Dinah took the time to answer all my questions and talk me through what would happen before, during and after the operation. My operation was a complete success. Mr Dinah came to see me the following morning and checked everything was ok with an X-ray and that I could stand and walk with the aid of a zimmer. I left hospital 2 days later walking slowly with two sticks having mastered walking up and down stairs - easy when you know the technique which was explained by the great physios at St Anthony’s. One week later I was able to walk with one stick and two weeks later I could walk without any sticks - I did all my exercises. My thin scar has healed nicely. I was back at work in 6 weeks. I have had two follow up appointments with Mr Dinah and have now been fully signed off after 8 weeks. I can walk and even jog without any pain and am getting stronger every day.
I consulted Mr Dinah in September 2018 after suffering with arthritic right knee pain for the last 24 months. Mr Dinah was very clear about options, both surgical and non surgical, available to try and manage / ease the pain. Initial non surgical options proved to be only moderately successful. A partial knee replacement was undertaken at the end of October 2018. The surgery was explained clearly as were expectations around post operative rehabilitation. In conjunction with the physiotherapy team at Ashtead Hospital I was able to walk without sticks within 2 weeks, back walking and static cycling within 6 weeks and off all painkillers, with discharge back to GP and back to work after 10 weeks. A complete turnaround from the pain and lack of mobility experienced prior to the surgery. I would recommend Mr Dinah to anyone who is suffering as I was. It's life changing!