S R 's Story
This section has been added to enable us to provide patients with a more complete overview of the surgical and rehabilitation experience. It comprises letters from patients regarding their overall surgical experience, and supplements the information provided by the medical team...a bit like talking to someone who has undergone a similar treatment to one that you may have been recommended. We hope the patients' viewpoint is useful to you and would appreciate any similar feedback, which may be put onto the website for the purpose of patient- assisted consent.
Copeland Surface Replacement Arthroplasty
What caused my shoulder to deteriorate is something which, despite interrogation by various specialists of which the CID would have been proud...
VERSO Reverse Shoulder Replacement
My right shoulder, which is my dominant arm, had troubled me for many years. I am now 74 year old and had visited my doctor on many occasions...
Frozen Shoulder Manipulation
I first noticed a problem with my left shoulder during a house move in June 2007. There was also a shooting pain when I made certain...
Acute Calcific Tendinitis
I had been experiencing discomfort in my right upper arm for several months, especially if I lifted my arm above my head...
Rotator Cuff Repair
We both underwent arthroscopic day surgery in Reading for a rotator cuff shoulder repair having previously worked together...
Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
Having just completed a course of treatment at the Reading Unit, I feel that it would be helpful for others if I were to explain...
Verso TSA for cuff arthropathy
Verso - Reversed Total Shoulder Replacement for Arthritis with Severe Rotator Cuff Tear
My name is Michael Heffernan and, at the time, I was 41 years old with a wife who has Multiple Sclerosis and a baby daughter...
Verso TSA in Patient with Arthritis and Massive Rotator Cuff Tear with Progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
When I was first diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) it was a relief to have a name to put to all the strange...
Yesterday I had a right shoulder ASD ACJ Excision & SYNOVECTOMY. I really do have to say what wonderful experience it was, even though everyone was under pressure, everyone without exception had time to talk to me, I fully understood everything at every step of the way. My thanks to the very exceptional Miss Lora Young, who I must say was brilliant even managing to have quick word with me when I was in recovery (much appreciated)
Arrived 07:30 hrs
Met team 08:15 hrs
Walked down to Theatre 08:40 hrs
Woke up in recovery 09:20 hrs
Back home in Minehead Somerset 17:00 hrs.
Took a couple of Co - codamol 22:00 hrs.
Up 06:00 hrs discarded sling did the physio no problems, less pain now than before the op.
Please pass this on to Prof Levy, what a team well worth the journey to Reading.
I was impressed with the Hospital generally & the facilities especially M&S !
Thank You Prof Levy & your brilliant team.