Total Knee Replacement Referral

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I've just returned from my doctor after an appointment to review my knee x ray they've come back as moderate to severe arthritis and my doctor has now filed the referral to hospital for knee replacement. He has upped my pain relief but has said I could wait up to 18 weeks for an appointment with Wirral NHS still things are finally moving

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    Don't wait too long, arthritis can be devastating and I don't know your age but please don't wait , get another opinion or change doctors right away. If you're in fla try for Martin Roche in ft lauderdale!

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    Good Luck to you , you will feel much better with a new knee, hopefully you are on a anti-inflamatory too along with your pain meds
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    Hi mate im in uk i waited 14 weeks fo my tkr had it fone 1st September its going fine just get yourself ready it will soon come round and you will feel the benefit afterwards good luck and keep us posted.
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      Hi Debs.

      I first went to the doctor in april i think it was

      then referred to Fairfield hospital in bury but i did mention a certain surgeon when i got the letter it i was referred to him at oaklands hospital in salford i saw him in may then had x rays and mri scan he told me august but when my appointment came it was 1st September i was very lucky he does computer aided surgery so all in all about 16 weeks dont worry about the wait debs just look to next year and how good you will feel good luck.

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      Just a quick one i dont know if i can name the surgeon in here but if you mail me i will give you his name and clinic you never know.
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    Great news.. Im on the public hospital list in Australia... I had to wait 2 years....
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      Hey Sharon, my first tkr  (2014) was six month wait to see the surgeon then a four month wait for the operation. I was put on Cat 2 with still some ligament between the bones. This knee showing bone on bone and I'm a Cat 3 patient....go figure!!

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