Mr Marcus Cope
4th September 2022
Having had years of Arthritic knee pain, I had the physio, steroid injections and nothing helped, until I met Mr. Cope in August 2021. He said he could help me and I would need to have both knees replaced. He advised that it would be 3-4months before I would get an operation. I went to Dublin to see family in August/Sept 2021, when we arrived in Dublin there was a missed call on my phone, it was Renacres inviting me in for a pre-Op, I was to have my operation on the 21st Sept. Mr. Cope was very reassuring in that he could help me, he did, I can't thank him enough. When I went back for my 6week check-up, I asked "What should I be doing now", he said walking as much as you can, but with your right knee, it could collapse at any time, so best to have your walking stick with you at all times. In February 2022 I was called by Renacres to come in for a Covid Test and a pre-op, as I would be having my next Op on the 11th April, I did ask if a cancellation came up, would they consider me, they put this down on my file. I was called on a Wednesday to come in on the Friday for my Op on my right knee. Again, Mr. Cope was very attentive and reassuring, it's great to have the confidence in a Surgeon/Consultant to look after you and your knees. The operation went good, same as last time, I knew the ropes to as what to do for physio, second time round, so much easier as you know you need to do the exercises to be able to get back to normal. When I saw Mr. Cope 7weeks after my 2nd Op, he was very pleased and I asked when could I take a flight, he asked where was I going and I told him and he said Sept/Oct would be good and my knee would be ready for a long flight, but to make sure to walk up and down the aisle. I'm glad to say that after 6months, I'm back to gardening and cooking, I was able to walk around Southport Flower Show without any mishaps and also going to the Curragh Racecourse in County Kildare, Ireland, that was the real test, as you would walk to the viewing ground, walk back to the stands, down again for another race, I was tired by the end of the day, but great success being able too, it means I'll now be able to go to Race meetings with my husband and everything else and it's all thanks to Mr. Cope who fixed my knees. I do still use my icepacks on my knees at night while watching TV and also last thing at night in bed. My friend in Australia has bought me some icepacks for me to put on my knees after our long flight. If any person has Mr. Cope as their Surgeon, you are in safe hands, he is wonderful, easy to talk too, (not that I did much talking), I went with what was recommended for me and when I saw him I then had some questions for him (I typed them out) and he listened and answered me. I had my operation in Renacres, all members of staff were great, I'd have no hesitation in recommending Renacres for any treatment especially if you have Mr. Cope. He puts you at ease straight away, tells you what is involved in the operation and how soon you would recover from it. His Physio staff are excellent too. You get really marvellous care.