Mr Ashutosh Acharya
13th January 2020
In 2009 I was unable to walk due to knee arthritis. At Spire Hospital, Stretton I had an artificial knee joint fitted to my left knee by Dr Acharya and his team. I was careful to follow instructions for my recovery, attempting to bend the joint as much as possible, walking gradually increasing distances, at first with crutches and then without. After a couple of months I was walking normally.
For10 years now I have been walking an average of 4 miles at least 3 times a week. When the weather is poor, I use an exercise bicycle to keep the knee working. The operation has been a complete success as far as I am concerned. The only downsides are being unable to kneel on it, don't run, and don't be tempted to play soccer with the grandchildren!
My checkups at 5 years and 10 years at Warrington hospital have shown the joint to be in good health.
My advice to prospective patients is to keep your weight down, persist with initial exercises, exercise it regularly thereafter and be careful not to injure that area.
I am most grateful to the skill of Dr Acharya and offer him my lasting thanks.