Dismissal due to I'll health because of tkr not right

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Hi had a meeting on monday at work im getting dismissed due to ill health all because my tkr is not right any help out there. Im doing physio then see my consultant to see what he is going to do ligaments tendons not attached to tkr

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    So sorry to hear you are being dismissed for health reasons. Not sure if that is legal perhaps you need to seek legal advice.

    Ive just had revision surgery to correct knee cap and attach muscles. my surgeon had to loosen muscles on one side and tighten on the other. For the next 3 weeks i have a leg brace to keep the leg straight till the stitches heal. I didn't have confidence in my first surgeon and asked for a 2nd opinion with a revision specialist.

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      I didn't even know the need for this sort of thing existed. My surgeon is spoken of as the best , of course I have nothing to compare with. my knee is super tight and feels like its getting tighter ea day like I have to start the hard work all over. Maybe I should not read too much...makes me have too many questions. I would like to believe I'm on the right track.

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      Jean, are you in the USA? if so, what is name of the surgeon that did your revision surgery?? and how did they find out about your muscle and knee cap problems? thank you

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      Hi Martha,

      I am in Canada and my surgery was done at the Sunnybrook Orthopedic hospital in Toronto. I had a TKR last November. Before my surgery my knee cap was on the side but the leg functioned normally. When i went to get my staples out my surgeon told me that during surgery my knee cap would not stay put and kept slipping to the side....a rarity....but that he had made adjustments to correct it. At 4 weeks i felt the knee cap had popped back to the side. I couldnt raise the leg and had to swing the leg forward to walk. my surgeon said i needed to wear a brace to move the knee cap back. i wore the brace for 12 weeks...nothing.

      By June my surgeon said needed more surgery to put the knee cap in place. Not trusting his ability i asked to go to Sunnybrook to a surgeon specializing in my problem. My new surgeon said the knee had to come out as it wasnt straight. The 2nd surgery took 31/2 hours and 6 days in hospital. I see my surgeon next week and he will then let me start physio. Its a much slower process than last time but i have no problems doing leg raises. My knee was huge before the surgery and already looks more normal. I feel like my 2nd surgeon has given me my life back.

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      Hi I am in Canada also, actually Toronto ont. I had my surgery at st Michaels 17 months ago and when I had to rehab at providence there we a a couple of patients that had their original surgery at Sunnybrook.

      what hospital did you have your first surgery. Sorry you got dismissed, depending where you work, they would have known how long you would be off with t his. if you are with a union go to your rep, if not look into wrongful dismissal with the human rights tribunal if full time or part time.

      Good luck with recovery .

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      Hi Paddy ...its Anna who was dismissed not me.

      My original surgery was at hospital just east of Toronto. My first surgeon was recommended by someone who had been a patient and he has lots of 5 star reviews. I feel that he was not experienced with my knee cap problems and should have recognized his limitations. The second surgery he wanted to do would still have left me with problems. 12 years ago I had my other knee done at Sunnybrook. I should have gone back there but felt locally would be easier on my family.

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      Got tkr in uk i work 30hrs a week im going to take it futher. Had union rep with me. Gling back 209 when i had half knee replacement on my rivht knee. Had tkr jan 2018.myslef tbink they our wrong.

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    Hi Anna, sorry to hear you're having problems at work, can i just ask if you're in the UK? If so, I was referred to occupational health as i can't do my job as i was before my bilateral tkr & they are referring to the Equality Act 2010 which covers disabilities. With myself though i have got arthritis in my hips & other joints too, so they are classing me as having a disability. However, it might be worth a look into, I'm sure they can't sack you for being ill. It might be worth seeking legal advice wherever you are.

    I hope you get some answers and get your condition sorted.

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      Hi sharon yes i live in the uk. I been to occupational health i suffer with osteoarthritis in my hands neck and arms i do come under equality act 210 as it a long time condition. Yes im seeking legal help. Also got half knee replacement on my right knee.am sure occupational health did say dont dismiss me from work. Thank you sharon.

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    Yes you have an element of protection here in UK Equality Act etc. not sure how long you have been off or whether they tried to find you alternative enployment ? Some health issues can go on for years and obviously companies have a limit on how long they must keep you on the payroll if you are not fit for employment. if you belong to a Union seek advice - free advice available from a Citizens advice bureau.

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      Ive een of work from 12 june with it and just after Christmas with it they are taking into account when i had half knee replacement on my right knee then the key hole suggery on my left knee about 3 to 4 year ago and the tkr which i had last jan 2018. Half knee replacement was 209. Yes had union rep was there. No other job to offer me they said.

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