Mr Shah Punwar
9th January 2020
Mr Punwar provided a partial knee replacement. He took over my diagnosis and discussed alternative to the original plan. He explained the pros and cons of each without any pressure.
The whole process was exemplary. The surgical admission was like a well oiled machine. I woke from the operation feeling very comfortable. Pain relief was spot on. Within 48 hours, I was showering independently. Within 4 days, I was moving around the house without walking aids. 10 days later, I was walking outside - cautiously but with confidence. Of course, there is a fair amount of work to do to regain the flexibility and strength but it is such a joy to get out of a chair without the anticipation of feeling of pain. I now walk for sheer enjoyment as well as to get around.
People think knee pain is just ... knee pain. However, it is many ramifications. Your exercise rate reduces. You start to take opportunities to sit rather than stand, to get the bus rather than walk. Reduced mobility impacted my ambitions and fitness, my sense of capability and available energy. It made me feel older than I actually am.
This new partial knee is like having a new lease of life. I am looking forward to years of walking and cycling ahead of me.
Mr Punwar's obvious surgical skill is matched with an excellent interpersonal manner. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
16th January 2020
Response from Mr Shah Punwar
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of your experience under our care at University Hospital Lewisham. Look forward to hearing about your travels with your new knee!