Mr Sulaiman Alazzawi
16th December 2020
After 20 months of unbearable back and hip pain, physiotherapy, painkillers, x-rays and MRI I was finally diagnose with hip dysplasia and needed a full hip replacement surgery. I met Dr. Alazzawi in August 2020 at St. Georges's Hospital at my appointment with Trauma and Orthopaedic Clinic. He explain my choices and in details told me about the operation, recovery and realistic expectation afterwards. At that stage I was very disabled and could not walk for more that 5 minutes, couldn't sleep from constant pain, couldn't dress myself or work and could not do everyday activity. I put significant amount of weight on due to mental and physical effects of my condition. My 8 years old son was missing out on time with me as a normal things like a walk or taking him to playground was not possible. At the age of 38 it was rather upsetting and stressful but Dr. Alazzawi put me at ease, he was so professional and respectful. Within month i already received my operation date and as promise I had my operation just over two months from my first appointment.
The operation went well ( the hip and back pain that I have suffered from for 2 years went straight away)and the recovery was good and exactly how Dr.Alazzawi described.
6 weeks on: I can walk without stick for more than an hour, I can drive, return to work, quality of my life it's great and I can enjoy my life and my son again.
I feel that Dr.Alazazawi is doing his job with such a precision and passion. I am so grateful and so happy.