Treatment information Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Patrick Lusty include: Hip replacement surgery Joint manipulation treatment Joint pain treatment (joint injections) Knee arthroscopy surgery Knee ligament surgery Knee replacement,Sports injury and sports medicine Professional profile I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon since 2007. I completed international fellowships specialising in joint replacement and sports medicine surgery. I am an expert in hip and knee surgery. I specialise in hip and knee surgery. I perform minimally invasive joint replacement surgery, revision (redo) joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. I also practice soft tissue knee surgery such as arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), and arthroscopic anterior cruciate reconstruction surgery, and meniscal (cartilage) repair and resection. I have been running a busy consultant practice for over ten years. I have performed more than 1,500 primary joint replacements (hips and knees) and more than 200 revision joint replacements (redo hips and knees) on the national joint registry. I perform 250 knee arthroscopic procedures including anterior cruciate reconstructions a year. To ensure optimum patient outcomes I recruit my patients to the Amplitude clinical outcome system for long term follow up (http://amplitude-clinical.com/) I am orthopaedic clinical lead for the multidisciplinary team treating fracture neck of femurs in Southend University Hospital. I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP's letter of referral. I am available for appointments at the Spire Wellesley Hospital on Monday, Thursday morning, evening and Saturday morning.
Just seven weeks after my total knee replacement I was extremely pleased to have been signed off by Mr Lusty. I am sure, like many I was quite apprehensive about the knee replacement procedure. However, just seven weeks following the operation I was walking well without the need of supporting walking sticks. Opting for a spinal injection did I feel assist in recovery immediately after the operation and after just a couple of nights in hospital I was ready to return home. For the first few weeks there was a need to continue taking the pain killing drugs which enabled me to continue the important exercises required to get movement back into the knee joint. Within weeks though, I felt comfortable taking just a few paracetamol as-and-when I felt the need. As they say, there is no gain without pain and the importance of making a big effort with exercising certainly paid off. After just four weeks the Physiotherapist felt I was OK to start driving again and after six weeks walking without the aid of a stick. There is little doubt that Mr Lusty and his team are fully abreast of this knee replacement procedure. Their approach to this operation is extremely professional and in my case I find the outcome rather remarkable. I was and am surprised how quickly my new knee is able to fully support weight without any real pain. If asked, were there any issues? Well yes, night times were difficult to begin with as the muscles etc felt very bruised and finding a comfortable sleeping position wasn't easy. Have I been lucky? Maybe; but I have tried to continue the exercises which I feel have played a key role in my recovery... exercises after which, often required the regular application of a large bag of frozen peas to reduce any swelling, yes the bags of peas worked well! Having had a successful outcome it is difficult to say what improvements might be made to improve the care I received. The operation and immediate aftercare I received from Mr Lusty and is team has been a credit to their skills and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who requires knee surgery. I would add that for some, the four sessions with the physio might not be enough. In particular where some encouragement is required to make the required effort to continue with important regular exercises. For some the Physio sessions might be seen as a motivator and confidence booster. I feel that in most cases four sessions at one week intervals would not be sufficient. Maybe, the operation should come with a few months Gym membership? Thank you to The Spire Wellesley in particular Mr Lusty and his team
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough account of your knee replacement I am glad you have done well. More physiotherapy is available if required.. Physiotherapy is not like having a personal trainer, and the exercises need to be done frequently, not just with the physiotherapist. There is evidence that working on an exercise bike both before and after knee replacement speeds recovery and improves outcome.. I am glad that the frozen peas were a help however there are better ways to reduce pain and swelling, specific cooling packs that can be hired to avoid cold burns. Best wishes Patrick Lusty
I had a total hip replacement with Mr Lusty on the 1st May, from the first consultation, Mr Lusty gave me great confidence, explaining the procedure fully, I had the spinal injection, which I would recommend. Following the operation, Mr Lusty visited me daily, and the aftercare was second to none. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Lusty to anyone needing hip or knee surgery, he has certainly given me my life back. I would also like to thank everyone at the Wellesley for the wonderful care I received.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave thus review. Hip replacement surgery transforms peoples lives and it is great to great positive feedback. I have asked for this to be shared with the staff at the Wellesley. Best wishes Patrick Lusty
I had a total right hip replacement with Mr Lusty 6 weeks ago on the 3rd April and it has had an almost miraculous effect on my life! Before the operation I couldn’t walk without great pain and I couldn’t sleep-and being a primary school teacher both these factors were interfering with my ability to do my job! From my first consultation with Mr Lusty he was honest, kind and professional. He also has a sense of humour which I greatly appreciated! I had a spinal anaesthetic and my recovery afterwards was better and quicker than I could ever have imagined- I spent 1 night in hospital and was walking with 1 stick when I went home. Mr Lusty takes great care of his patients and I would recommend him to anyone considering hip replacement surgery- every aspect of my operation from the initial consultation, the nursing care and the follow up physio was fab! Thank you Mr Lusty!
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. It is encouraging to everyone involved in looking after patients to here how well they do. Best wishes Patrick Lusty
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. It is encouraging to everyone involved in looking after patients to hear how well they do. Best wishes Patrick Lusty
Mr P. Lusty, has been my knee consultant for over a decade. I have two ( left and right) carefree new knees. One 1yr old and the other 9 weeks old. I am in Ortho terms a young patient 55yrs hence my longevity with Mr Lusty. His attention to detail and perfection is outstanding. I had the misfortune to suffer a stitch abscess and Mr Lusty acted immediately ! Resolving the issue without compromise. He is passionate about perfection, which at times can drive you mad but the prove is in the construction. I am now looking forward to life, and to walking on sand. My heartfelt thanks goes out to Mr Lusty and the Team that he heads up. My only constructive comment would be to ask. Now that Tkr are said to last 20/25yrs why couldn’t I have had mine done before I lost a decade of my mid youth?
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you have recovered well following your knee replacements. The timing of knee replacement surgery is not as straightforward in younger patients. A knee replacement is feels better than a bad knee but not as good as a natural knee where as a total hip can be almost as good. Younger patients have higher expectations, they remember their native knee better and notice the limitations of an artificial knee. This means their satisfaction with the operation is not as high so surgery must be undertaken with more caution. In addition while the average knee replacement lasts a long time the younger patient has longer to live and uses their knee more so will wear their new knee out quicker. Best wishes Patrick Lusty
Two months ago I had a total left hip replacement in the Southend Wellesley Hospital Mr Patrick Lusty carried out the operation and his very professional approach coupled with a readiness to answer all my questions gave me confidence that I was in safe hands. After the operation he came to check on my progress at least twice a day. Thanks to him and his team I have been able to start getting back without pain to my normal activities.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review. I am pleased you are recovering well and I wish you well for the future. Patrick Lusty