Ian’s hip replacement
Mr Shah explained to Ian that that by carrying out a total hip replacement he would be able to reduce the pain in his knee by up to 75%. During the subsequent operation Mr Shah removed Ian’s arthritic hip and replaced it with a ceramic-on-ceramic uncemented prosthesis.
The use of a ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surface will ensure that Ian’s hip replacement lasts longer than a traditional metal-on-plastic bearing, while a less invasive approach helped to speed up his post-surgery rehabilitation.
With the help of physiotherapy and determination, Ian has made a fantastic recovery and he was even able to hit the slopes – albeit gently – just months after his hip replacement.
At the beginning, you think it’s going to take a long time to get your mobility back, but if you persevere with the exercises they give you, you look back now and you think it doesn’t seem to be a long time. I would summarise my life now as being pain-free. I have renewed optimism for the future.
Three years later
My second hip replacement, completed nearly a year ago, is progressing very well. I am pain free, walk-leading for the Horsham Health Walks and going to the gym weekly. I find it important to keep up the exercises.
My thanks to Mr Shah and his team at Goring Hall for making both operations so successful. I have also been on a skiing holiday with my grandchildren which proved to be very enjoyable.