ENJOY AND ACTIVE AND FULLFILLING LIFE
Mr Prakash – Knee and Sports Injury Specialist
For six years I was in pain, I was unable to stand for any length of time and my posture was not good and I found the normal routine of life quite difficult. I was referred to Mr Prakash and the treatment and care I received was excellent. Within seven months, I had joint replacements for both my knees.
As a not particularly sporty person I managed to get myself an injury normally associated with sportsmen and body builders. I am an I.T. specialist and, from time to time, have to handle heavy computer equipment. One day while manoeuvring a very heavy piece of kit from the back of my car I felt an intense pain in my right arm accompanied by a loud snapping noise! I lost most of the strength in my arm and strange lumps and bruises started to appear.
After a couple of visits to A&E I was referred to the Fracture Clinic where I met Divya Prakash who quickly diagnosed that I had a suspected detachment of my distal bicep tendon which would probably require surgery to correct. This came as a bit of a shock, I was very apprehensive about the thought of having an operation under general anaesthetic and also feared that the holiday I’d booked for my family in two weeks’ time would have to be cancelled.
I need not have worried. Mr Prakash arranged for me to have an ultrasound that day which confirmed that I had suffered a complete detachment of my bicep tendon. He then arranged for me to have surgery the very next morning. I saw Mr Prakash again on the evening before my operation where he outlined the procedure clearly, told me exactly what would happen before and after the operation and put my mind at rest about my fears regarding the general anaesthetic and ‘going under the knife’.
The morning of the operation could not have gone any smoother. I was only in hospital for a few hours and despite me knowing that this was a complex procedure for the surgeon, Mr Prakash’s professional and sympathetic manner left me feeling totally reassured and that I was in safe hands.
I managed to get my holiday after all, and two months on I have full movement in my arm, I’m totally pain free and regaining strength. The scar is neat and tidy and I’m well on target for a full recovery.
Divya Prakash may well be a leading knee and hip specialist but I can tell you from personal experience, he does a pretty excellent job with arms too!
Thanks very much
I had been in pain for four years and my life severely restricted after septic arthritis in my hip. My life changed when I was referred to Mr Prakash. His explanations of my condition were clear and easy to understand and gave me renewed confidence, and after the operation I felt a great weight lifted from me.
From only being able to get around on crutches before the operation, I am now totally independent and even more active than before the problem. I now go to the gym three times a week and do a lot more walking. A big ‘thank you’ to Mr Prakash and his team.