Malcolm H's Story

Patients' Experiences

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.

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    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...

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  • VERSO Reverse shoulder replacement

    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...

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  • Frozen Shoulder Manipulation

    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...

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  • Acute Calcific tendinitis

    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...

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  • Rotator cuff repair

    Rotator Cuff Repair

    We both underwent arthroscopic day surgery in Reading for a rotator cuff shoulder repair having previously worked together...

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  •  Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression

    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...

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Verso TSA for cuff arthropathy

  • 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...

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  • Verso TSA for cuff arthropathy

    Verso TSA in Patient with Arthritis and Massive Rotator Cuff Tear with Progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

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Written Testimonials

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    Comments: Malcolm Hughes Verso Shoulder Operation 7th March 2013

    I had my 'Verso' shoulder replacement operation on 7th March 2013 at RBH. I was discharged from the hospital early on the following evening, 8th March.

    After two weeks, resting at home and doing minimal shoulder exercises as instructed I returned to hospital for my first check-up. Following that check-up I started fortnightly physiotherapy sessions at RBH. Six weeks later I moved from one-to-one physio' sessions to the 'shoulder group', where I was challenged to undertake a wider variety of shoulder exercises alongside other RBH patients recovering from shoulder operations.

    At my last physio' appointment I was given the green light to start playing golf again, I didn't have to be told twice, I couldn't wait to start playing golf again.

    The following day I booked a lesson with the club's pro' as a warm-up for my first round of golf which would be the real test of my new shoulder. The golf pro' was amazed at the range of movement and strength in my shoulder and kept asking how long ago it was that I had had my shoulder operation. It was exactly 3 months to the day. I felt great, my shoulder worked perfectly, in fact Ididn't even have to change my stance or swing.

    I played my first round a full 18 holes the next day. No problems with my shoulder and a pretty good score considering I hadn't played for three months. I knew I could do better so I kept on pushing. Within a fortnight I was back to playing three rounds of golf a week. I play in the club's 'roll-up' and therefore find myself playing with a different group of players each time I play. In the beginning the players always asked about my shoulder operation but since I've started winning the money they just want to know my surgeon's telephone number to see if he can improve their swing too.

    So, thank-you Prof. Levy and thank-you 'Shoulder Team' for doing such a good job on my shoulder, it hasn't felt this good for many years.
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