Mr Unnithan is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in hip and knee arthroplasty including revision arthroplasty. He completed his specialist surgical training on the South-West London rotation during which time he completed a trauma fellowship in New Zealand. He has undertaken further sub-specialty training with fellowships at the Bristol hip unit and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He has published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at international meetings in Europe and the US. He was awarded first prize for his presentation at the British Trauma Society meeting in 2014. His specialist clinical interests include Total Hip replacements, Young Total Hip Replacements, Revision Hip replacements, Total Knee Replacements, Unicompartmental knee replacement, Osteotomies, Knee arthroscopy and meniscal repair.
The circle reading was fantastic, with my own private room very attentive nurses and kept to a very high standard of cleanliness. The food was to a very high standard and nothing was too much effort. My consultant was amazing showed me the utmost empathy and was very aware of my concerns and made me feel as relaxed as possible explaining the procedure and easing my concerns. I would highly recommend my consultant and circle reading.
From the first meeting with Mr Unnithan I felt completely at ease. He greeted myself and my partner in the foyer of the hospital himself and unbeknown to me at the time , assessed my gait whilst walking to his office. He took the time to listen to me and my problem which was of the utmost importance as I was extremely nervous about what was to come, being told by previous consultants that my condition could worsen with an operation, never anything positive about it. After listening intently to me and my partner, he explained clearly and candidly what he could do, with my co-operation and determination, post op, to work hard on my recovery, he could only see a successful outcome. He also made sure I knew the pitfalls and hid nothing, as I am also diabetic and he was open and frank about complications which could occur. Once I had decided to go ahead, he did not dwell on the negatives and told me to do the same. I went for x-rays (on both knees, as he wanted to see both) and when we returned to his office we discussed them and he said I was definitely a candidate for a new knee. My appointments came through within days and my pre-op checks were dealt with efficiently and promptly. The operation was carried out on a Saturday and my after care was second to none. I went home on Monday with everything necessary to keep me comfortable and all the information I needed to start my rehabilitation. I have had physiotherapy, firstly a one to one, hours session and 10 days later, in a class with six others who had had similar operations. The physiotherapists were very pleased with my progress and I've recently seen Mr Unnithan (6 weeks, post op) who is so pleased with my progress that we discussed the same operation for my other knee in the new year, as they were both as bad. I cannot explain the difference that the operation has made to me, I would recommend Mr Unnithan for pre-care, surgery and after care without hesitation. The Circle in Reading as a hospital, and the team who work with him there are all excellent.
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