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    Hello Wendy 

    In my experience no... Not unless you go privately.

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      Great your doing so well. I’ve looked up the consultant I saw today and he’s only done 12 THR in 36 mths. The one I requested did both of my friends hips and he is very experienced. I’m very concerned. I might try to push for him. Even if it means I have to wait longer. 🤞

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      I paid privately for a consultation with the surgeon I was supposed to see on nhs as I was in such pain I thought it might help . After paying and when he knew it wasn't being done privately I was told in no uncertain terms I would still be waiting 2years plus... I left in tears he was so awful.

      I'm so glad I was seen by the surgeon who did my op... I saw him last July and my hip had deteriorated so badly due to AVN that I was put on his urgent list and had my op 8 weeks ago,as o said I'm doing really well apart from some aches and pains which is normal... So I'm told. Appointment for check up tomorrow so hoping all will be well.

      If you can wait and have faith in your chosen surgeon then I'd wait as it'll help your confidence having the op x

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      Hi Wendy 

      Had my check up this afternoon,

      The consultant is delighted with my recovery. The scar is about 5/6 ins long and hardly noticeably which he is proud of and said he likes to keep incisions as small as possible.

      Told discomfort from muscle/ligament pain is normal for up to 6 months...and considering my hip was in a very bad way is nothing. Saw X-rays and looks great!!

      Goodbye crutches and start living normally again and keep my hip moving. Not seeing him for a year!!!

      I say as long as you have faith in your surgeon stick by your guns and  hope you have a speedy recovery... Keep in touch and thank you everyone for support and advice 😃😃😃

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      Great news Fran. Looks like your doing really well. 

      I was told at hospital that I am being put on the waiting list of the surgeon I requested but a registrar could do it. I was reassured that If that happened the one I wanted would be watching over him. I’m happy with that. 

      Keep enjoying getting on with your life pain free 💃

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      Hi Wendy,

      I'm so glad you are getting what you wanted.

      Please try not to worry because the registrar will probably be a senior registrar with the surgeon watching over him or her.

      I hope you won't have to wait too long for your op. You won't know yourself afterwards.

      We are starting a new life in early summer and retiring to Spain ... 🇪🇸????

      Weather will be great for my joints...

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    If you go on your local hospital's website you should be able to find who the surgeons are in your area. There should be a list of them and what they specialize in. As the others said you need to ask for your first appointment with your chosen surgeon to be a private one if you can afford or have any private insurance. I have a top up insurance with 'Westfield' which allows you to claim for one consultation with surgeon of your choice. From then in it's up to him/her whether they will do your op on the NHS or put you on their waiting list to do this. Hope this helps. X rolleyes

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