At my first consultation Kash explained what had happened to my knee and what the various options were and having weighed them up I settled upon an arthroscopy. I had the procedure under a general anaesthetic at 3pm and was able to walk out of the clinic at 6pm, although when spotted by Kash I was told to use the crutches provided. I was given pain killers but had no need for them and the following day when I removed the bandaging I had no swelling. My recovery has been very quick and the whole process couldn’t have been easier. From my first consultation through to being signed off by Kash my experience was better than I could ever have hoped for. I would recommend Kash to anyone and would use him again in a heartbeat.
Kash was extremely helpful when diagnosing my injury - quick and confident. Not only that, he has an extremely pleasant manner and positive attitude. He was also very forthcoming with offering advice on where to receive my scans and the next steps to take in overcoming my injury. I would thoroughly recommend booking an appointment with this gentleman!
I am currently around 2 months post op after a reconstruction of my left ACL after a football injury, and am progressing really well, mainly as a result of the care offered by Kash. Kash has explained everything succinctly and sensitively ever since I was first referred to him and I have no doubt that I will be able to return to the same level of activity as I was able to prior to my injury. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Kash to anyone with any form of knee injury as something that really strikes me is that he is clearly incredibly passionate about his chosen field and takes a real interest in finding out about exactly what his patients ultimate goals are from treatment. He was, for example, very clear that I didn't necessarily need to have surgery depending on where I wanted to get to with my knee. This consultant-patient relationship has been really important to me as I always feel that Kash definitely has my best interests at heart.
It’s now 9 months after Kash Akhtar performed a complex meniscal repair on my knee. I’m back riding with my local cycle club with several 100km+ rides under my belt, hitting PBs and no complaints from the knee. Highly recommended.
After sustaining a knee injury playing rugby, I was informed to get in touch with Mr. Akhtar over a year and a half ago. On first consultation Mr Akhtar was extremely warm and welcoming. After an MRI showing meniscal and ACL tear, as well as osteochonral defects I was rather pessimistic about my recovery. Being a medical student myself, during a busy exam period, he totally understood my position and laid out the options and timeline for my recovery in a clear and honest way. He was extremely understanding and really listened to my concerns and expectations. We set a target for recovery - return to university rugby. Mr Akhtar organised arthroscopy +/- intervention around my difficult university schedule and it really felt as if I was fully involved with the decision making. This made a real difference. Pre and post arthroscopy Mr Akhtar was extremely attentive to explain the pathology of my knee injury and I felt as if I left with greater knowledge as a result. Post operative recovery was eased with regular consultations to track my progress. Mr Akhtar had a positive mindset the whole way through. Now back to playing rugby, we have achieved our target. A year and a half ago I would not have thought this possible. I am grateful for Mr Akhtar's care and attention.