Mr Rupert Clifton
16th July 2020
Mr Clifton performed a total right knee replacement for me in September 2019 at Peterborough City Hospital. I had particularly asked to be referred to Mr Clifton after researching for the best knee surgeon in Peterborough and was happy to wait for my operation even though I was in so much pain. My knee had been damaged through playing tennis and badminton, I had had 3 arthroscopies to trim damaged cartilage over the years and then osteoarthritis had set in! I can honestly say that since my operation I now have my quality of life back, thanks to Mr Clifton, and can walk 8 - 10 miles without pain, can ride my bike again and do normal household activities all of which I never thought possible as pain became a way of life and prevented me doing some of these things!
I cannot thank Mr Clifton and his team enough for the care and attention given to me and the re-assurance that my knee would bend again. Yes, it was very painful after the operation to get the knee to bend but I followed their advice, making sure I had done some pre-op exercises and after my operation continued my daily routine of exercises, 3 times a day for the first couple of months and once I returned to work a couple of times a day. I still now 10 months on continue to do a set of exercises once a day. The exercises are a must no matter how painful in the first few weeks as the muscles need the strength to support the new knee and for the operation to be successful.
I am one very happy patient and so pleased with my new knee and new lease of life. My sincere thanks again to you Mr Clifton for an excellent job, and your care and attention to your patients and profession. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you.