Mr Paul Trikha
17th July 2021
Ref: Consultant Mr Paul Trikha
What do they say about good intentions to keep active? In early December 2020, I was playing a round of golf at my local course, tripped on some tree roots and fell quite awkwardly. My knee hurt for quite a while after, and when I tried to play golf again it hurt too much to bear. Multiple tears in the meniscus were suspected; a fairly nasty injury to suffer.
My health insurance company gave me names of four consultants I could see, and I researched them all quite thoroughly. I kept coming back to Mr Paul Trikha at Schoen Clinic London, (also at Nuffield and Runnymede Hospitals, Surrey) as he is a knee specialist with extensive experience.
I went to see Paul, and I found him to be a highly professional and wonderful individual. He is honest and open to the point of almost being blunt, which is what I wanted! He always used layman's terms with me and was totally open to discussion at all times.
He recommended that I have an MRI scan on my knee to see exactly what the damage was. Only a few days after my first consultation, I was back again to share the outcome of the scans, and he said that, unfortunately, I'd need a total knee replacement, and sooner rather than later. This was not the news I was hoping for and I queried alternatives.
After some discussion, Paul gave me a steroid injection, which might have been useful as the scan showed that I had extensive arthritis as well as a torn meniscus. He also removed the build-up of fluid from my knee and advised physiotherapy. None of these practices made noticeable difference to my knee pain.
So, I decided it was time to take the final step and go for total knee replacement surgery. A further consultation with Paul was arranged quickly and he suggested a date in June with surgery at the excellent Schoen Orthopaedic Clinic in London. I felt much more relaxed in the knowledge that arrangements had been made so swiftly and efficiently.
I was fully informed throughout the procedure from spinal anaesthetic through to pain management and after surgery physiotherapy; all of which had been discussed and structured by Paul Trikha as a key to full recovery. The aftercare consultations with Paul were also outstanding raising my confidence in a full recovery.
From start to finish, I have had nothing but great care; everything has been terrific. Due to the excellent treatment from Paul, coupled with the quality physiotherapists he had recommended and, some hard work from me, I have every confidence that I will be back on the golf course by the end of the summer!