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Golfer Thomas is Back on Course After Knee Surgery

Golfer Thomas Is Back On Course After Knee Surgery 1Golfer Thomas Scott is enjoying a comfortable walk down the fairways again thanks to life changing knee surgery.

Thomas is swinging a club much more freely after a total knee replacement at West Midlands Hospital.

The 67-year-old had struggled with his left knee for over two years but he continued to battle through the pain barrier at home and at work.

But when it started to affect his mobility and the pain was keeping him awake at night he went to see his GP for an X-Ray.

A series of initial injections didn’t have an impact and he was referred to see hip and knee specialist Mr Matthew Waites at the private hospital in Halesowen.

The cartilage in his left knee was completely worn and Mr Waites suggested a total knee replacement.

Thomas, of Kingswinford, is a supervisor for construction firm Tonbrie Construction and the knee problem was affecting him in the workplace as well as on the golf course.

Thomas said: “I didn’t stop playing golf but my knee was becoming more and more of a problem and it was painful at work too.

“The consultant recommended that I had my left knee replaced and said there was still some cartilage left in my right knee but that was wearing thin as well.

“So I decided to have the left knee done and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. My quality of life has improved massively.”

Patients can pay privately for hip and knee surgery at West Midlands Hospital, be referred through the NHS or fund treatment through private medical insurance.

Mr Waites is a specialist in total hip and knee replacements, knee arthroscopy surgery, knee ligament injuries and hip resurfacing at West Midlands Hospital.

Thomas is fully enjoying his weekly games of golf at local golf clubs which include Chesterton Golf Club and Halfpenny Green Golf Club.

He said: “I haven’t been playing golf all that long but I love the game and since the operation walking and playing feels so much better.

“I can also flex my knees more when I’m addressing the ball which wasn’t comfortable before the surgery.”

Thomas is also full of praise for West Midlands Hospital and the service and care he received before, during and after his operation.

He added: “West Midlands Hospital is a fantastic hospital and the care you receive is top class from the moment you walk through the door to the moment you leave. The consultant Mr Waites and the nurses were brilliant with me.

“The physiotherapy team have also been superb and helped me to get back on my feet after the operation and I’ve also attended regular physio sessions at the hospital afterwards which have helped me to make great progress.

“This was my first visit but I’m looking at having at having my right knee done as well so West Midlands Hospital would definitely be my first choice for future surgery.”

Last modified on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 11:17

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