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Kurt 

Good day Mr Tempelton-Ward, just returned from my first hydro pool session. Its brilliant and the physio was very please that I achieved 96% when measuring the knee movement. All thanks to your wonderful skills, its amazing! 

Thank you very very much

 

Kurt Bettin

 

09/08/2019

LIzzy 

Dear Claire, 

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for your help this year in the lead up to the quadrathlon. Emily and I came 40th out of around 150 teams - not many girls competing either!! - and finished in 12.5 hours including a flat bike tire. 

The boys we were with finished 5th and my husband and his friend came 19th so very impressive all round. 

No doubt see you again but not in the foreseeable future (thank goodness!).

All my very best!

19/07/2019

Anonymous 

My consultant has the perfect blend of efficiency, expertise and consideration. He made me feel totally secure and I had no qualms at all about my operation as I trusted him completely.

 

15/04/2019

 

 Anonymous  

Mr Bernard laid out all the options available to me, helping me to understand what each option meant for me, in terms of cost, recovery time etc. We opted for the least invasive option that would suit my lifestyle, I appreciated having a consultant that was patient and cared to do this with me. 

04/2019

 Steve

I want to say a BIG thank you for all the advice and help given by Adrian. I may have to get an independent report from him on the state of my knee for my work place, I will let him know if that is the case.

Thank you again, regards Cuz.


11/04/2019

 Bruce 

Dear Adrian, I hope you are well. I've just been skiing in Austria last week and I play reasonably competitive tennis twice a week and did the Prudential 100 a couple of years ago. It struck me on the mountain that I would not have been able to carry on doing these things without your intervention and knee replacement and I just wanted to express my ongoing gratitude. I have a number of friends who have passed through your hands too and the outcomes have all been good. You have improved the lives of many people and it is a really good thing you do. I don't want anything from you and I hope my other knee wont need your services, but last time I saw you, you said something about a coffee and one of these days I hope to buy you a coffee or beer and thank you again. Keep up the cycling!

Best wishes Bruce. 

10/04/2019

 Izzy

After her ACL repair surgery last August, Izzy had her first big competition back today and I was so proud of her. She had a brilliant attitude and went out and enjoyed herself and she had a clean competition with no falls and a lot of new moves. Even though she was not up to the levels of difficulty she is capable of, she still came second overall and first on the bars  which is the piece she has focused most on during the period of her knee healing. Thank you for everything you've done to help get us here - not only your skill but the confidence you gave her were so important to her approach to her recovery.  

Thank you again Lydia and Izzy

25/03/2019

 

 Slyer

Firstly thanks for seeing me today. I really appreciated your thoroughness today in making your review and diagnosis. My knee and long-term physical activity is so important to me so your attention was welcome. 

01/03/2019

 Anonymous 

I have been doing the exercises you gave me for a week and I found them very helpful. I am very grateful to you for that. You have been the most helpful professionals I have met so far, I have hope now. I can even do the "cat" now but in doing so I feel slight pain in the left buttock. I still find it painful to dress but can do it independently by reaching to toes with knees apart. Throughout the day I have less pain than I used to have and learnt to manage it better to enjoy life. 

18/01/2019

 Ian

You did a fantastic job on my right knee in 2013 and it is still going well.
It manages several games of golf and tennis a week and has also managed some lengthy hikes- the longest last year of 200 km in northern Spain. So thanks for that.
Even did some skiing on it last week - all good although the other one aches a bit.

 08/10/2019

 Izel

On a personal note, I would also like to thank you for taking such good care of me last year. I managed to return to my normal fitness routine very quickly post surgery.
No more discomfort, pain and swelling. I actually feel better than ever. I am very grateful for all the expertise and support I’ve had during the whole process. Many many thanks indeed.

04/01/2019

 P.A.

For many years I led an active, outdoor life despite losing all my knee cartilage after a university rugby injury. 45 years later the osteo-arthritis caught up with me and many friends suggested seeking help from Adrian Fairbank and his team. Exactly three months after getting my new knee I embarked on a six week tour of the American mid-West during which I drove over 5,000 miles; completed several hikes of more than five miles and descended 2,000 feet into the Grand Canyon by mule. The expert surgery, disciplined physiotherapy and self-help hydrotherapy at Wimbledon Clinics made this possible.

 S.M.

I had ruptured my ACL whilst playing in a netball match.  I was told by another consultant that I should not have an operation and therefore would not be able to play netball again. This was due to my age - wrong side of 40 - and I wasn’t playing professional netball. 

I therefore came to see Mr Jonathan Bell for a second opinion. He reassured me that he would have me playing netball again within 12 months.  He was absolutely correct, well I was actually playing within 6 months – albeit only for 5 minutes.  The operation was a great success. I would certainly recommend Mr  Jonathan Bell and Wimbledon Clinics as I would not be playing netball without him.

 

 Howard Abernethy

I’ve had problems with both of my knees for years. They’d often give way and I was so unstable, I felt nervous in big crowds – especially when travelling around London during rush hour.

After multiple operations I decided to book an appointment with Serena Stubbs, Specialist Consultant Orthotist at Wimbledon Clinics. Serena suggested that I get a low-profile brace, essentially to stop my leg from collapsing. To be treated by Serena was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. Professional and personable, she explained each step in detail to make sure I was comfortable with the process.

I wasn’t aware that you could personalise the brace, but Serena showed me some options and explained that I could create my own design. So I went for something I knew no one else would have – flames and glitter!It’s fair to say that my new brace is a talking point – everyone loves it! And it really has changed my life for the better.

Before, I avoided big crowds out of fear of falling over, but my confidence was sky-high at a recent England cricket match. Strangers would comment on my brace and by the end of the day, I’d earned the nickname ‘Robocop’! Now I know that if my knee collapses, the brace is there to support me. I know my leg won’t go far out of kilter and I won’t fall over if someone were to give me a gentle knock.

Serena’s work has given me the confidence to start leading a normal life again – and for that, I’m eternally grateful.

Alfred Galustian

Alfred is a football technical coaches instructor and has worked at Top Clubs Bayern Munich (Germany), Real Madrid (Spain), Olympique Marseille (France), AC Milan (Italy), Newcastle United and Arsenal (England). During the 2010/11 Season he was the Specialist Skills Coaches Advisor to the Premier League.

"During my playing days I had a career ending injury with a ruptured cruciate ligament. After 8 operations, I was forced to give up playing. By the time I was in my 40’s it was a struggle to walk up the stairs without holding on, and because of my active career, I had to live with pain.

In 2008 I consulted Mr Adrian Fairbank. He replaced my left knee, which he said was one of the worst he had seen. In December 2011 he replaced my right knee. I am now fully active (As a Technical Coach I have to demonstrate Football Skills,turn,run,kick) without pain, and credit Mr Fairbank with adding at least 10 years to my career, as well as improving my quality of life. I and other medical friends, who have been amazed by both my recoveries, are convinced that he must be one of the World’s leading Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Knee problems.

Patient Experience

Mr Fairbank advised me that the rehab was almost as important as the surgery. On his advice here is what I did following both operations. I would recommend any patient to follow this intensity if they possibly can; you will feel a new person. It’s not easy, and can be painful, but if it worked for me it can work for anyone.

  • Two Days After the operation: Gentle Pool Hydro Therapy
  • Hydro Therapy continued for 8 weeks; 3/4 times per week. Of Increasing Difficulty (Ignore the pain or use pain killers)
  • Icing with “Game Ready” unit after every physio session
  • Leg exercises each day to strengthen the muscles
  • After 6 weeks walking at least 15 minutes a day
  • After 10 weeks every other day: Stationery Bike 10 minutes Walking 15 Minutes
  • After 12 weeks 30 minutes x 4 times per week of non jogging exercise (mix of Bike/Walking/Cross Trainer
  • After this continue and add 5 to 10 minutes to training until you do 4 x 45 minutes per week.

P.D.

From the first moment that I needed to contact Wimbledon Clinics regarding knee surgery I was given first class treatment. The surgeon/consultant (Jonathan Bell) took the time to fully explain the preferred procedure for my condition and enabled me to ask the questions that I was concerned about. Prior to the operation I was made to feel comfortable, the nursing staff were very attentive, I again met Mr Bell and the anaesthetist who both kept me aware of what was going to happen and answered any last doubts. I did not feel any pain from the moment that I was anaesthetised in the hospital and apart from a little discomfort adjusting to the new knee, I have felt very little pain since. The treatment that I received from all of the staff was excellent and this includes the office staff, meal staff and porters.

I needed a full knee replacement on my right leg. I am extremely happy with the result. I am fifty-seven years of age and now no longer have to suffer pain in my knee. It has enabled me to lead an active, pain free life.

The physiotherapy and hydrotherapy I participated in at Parkside Hospital certainly aided my initial recovery and I felt a lot of benefit physically and mentally. I would certainly recommend Wimbledon Clinics to others and in the case of my particular operation I would not hesitate to advise others to be confident with the procedure.

After leaving Parkside I have had two follow up consultations with Mr Bell and I now no longer need to attend except for check ups in the coming years. The scar is hardly noticeable and unless I mention it nobody would know that I’ve had a knee replacement.

I have every confidence that my new knee will last many years (possibly for my lifetime) and I am very grateful to all staff at Wimbledon Clinics.

Jeremy Purnell

Mr Jonathan Bell, when I came to see you I often had a lot of knee pain when walking, and had stopped trying to do any running.
Almost immediately after the injections I could feel an improvement, and I believe overall it is still getting better. I still have the odd pain now and again but it doesn’t last.
I have managed to start the running part of my triathlon training again, but am limiting the amount I do, certainly compared to what I used to do, but things are going OK, and I recently ran my fastest parkrun for 2 years.
I also have now qualified to race for Great Britain at the International Triathlon Union multisport world championships in Denmark this summer – my event is the newest of the bunch, aquabike comprising a 3km swim and 120 km ride and no running!