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Written by a private patient
4th June 2022


Over the last few months my left knee had deteriorated to the point when walking even a few yards out of the house left me in complete agony. I knew that the current waiting time for surgery by the NHS was at least two years. I just couldn't live like this. I was recommended to Mr Lusty, and went to see him at the end of last year. I found that Mr Lusty listened intently to my problems, and couldn't have been kinder and more reassuring, especially important to me as I am very nervous of medical procedures. But he did put everything into perspective, and gave me a completely realistic assessment of my condition. He recommended a total left knee replacement. He also advised me that because I told him my husband had recently undergone major heart surgery, it would be better to wait a couple of months rather than us both being incapacitated together. And so on March 23 I entered the Wellesley Hospital to undergo surgery. Four weeks after coming home on March 26 I was able to walk without crutches around my neighbourhood for half a mile - with very little pain. Now I can walk for at least a mile, and go up and down the stairs in the normal way! I must also add that Mr Lusty's post-operative dedication and reassurance are second to none. He went out of his way to ensure that my "getting back to normal" was going to happen, and gave me much help with exercises and other post-operative information. He went "over the top" to put me on the right road, and there is no way I could have wished for better treatment. I am eternally grateful to Mr Lusty and would recommend him to anybody.

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