Miranda – knee replacement
Miranda was admitted to Worthing Hospital in 2018 after injuring her left knee while skiing in France. An X-ray of Miranda’s knee joint highlighted a fracture in her tibial plateau – the upper part of her shinbone as well as pre-existing osteoarthritis of the knee joint.
Surgical intervention at this stage was an option, but because of her pre-existing arthritis, Miranda was likely to need a knee replacement in a few years. To avoid two operations in relatively close succession, Miranda and Mr Shah agreed to continue with conservative treatment until Miranda was ready for a knee replacement.
Once Miranda’s fracture had stabilised a few months later, Mr Shah proceeded with a total knee replacement. Miranda was committed to her postoperative exercises and physiotherapy, which contributed to an excellent outcome. We were delighted to hear that she was back on the slopes by Christmas.
“Having suffered a tibia plateau fracture in my left leg skiing in January 2018, I was lucky to be seen by Mr Shah on being admitted to A&E in Worthing on my return. He suggested that I wait for knee replacement surgery, which was undertaken in April 2018.
Following surgery, I was desperate to get back to the sports that I had enjoyed previously and threw myself into physio – which I must say was not easy.
The reward – skiing in December that year and completing the Brighton Half Marathon the following February, albeit in not a very fast time. I didn’t ski in March 2019 as I was training for the London Marathon, which was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID.
The knee is still doing well, and I have been running through lockdown. Skiing is booked again for January 2021, but may or may not happen due to travel restrictions.
THANK YOU, MR SHAH!”
Miranda Des Moulins