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ACouple of weeks ago I saw locum gp regarding some xray results of my knees. Although she agreed that there was moderate oa in one knee and severe oa in the other she refused to refer as I'm at least 10 years too young for them to even look at me. (I'm 56) she would only refer mme for physio, which I've already tried. I paid to see a consultant privately who said age isn't the issue, the pain is. He said that he'd operated regularly on people in their forties and fifties.He agreed to transfer me to his nhs list. The appointment came today for a week on thursday!!!!! Obviously I'm really pleased but also angry that I had to go privately initially because the gp didn't listen to me. I rang the practice manager and expressed my disappointment regarding her dismissal of my pain and that I should have to live in pain for several years. Apparently the gp's have to follow a "pathway" which starts with physio. The gp didn't tell me this, so I suggested that the practice manager should have a word with her.
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