“Pain free and back at work”

 Custom-made hip replacement

I collided with a rugby post when I was young and fractured my hip. This injury came back to haunt me 30+ years later.  In 2018 I started to feel excruciating pain in my hip. Up until that point, I’d always been very active, but the pain meant that I could no longer do my job and had to transfer to a desk job instead.  I put up with the pain for a while, relying on pain killers.  My lifestyle became more & more restricted; I was walking less & less, I couldn’t bend and felt totally frustrated. I had to do something about it.

I was advised by a close friend to have a consultation with Mr Vipin Asopa. He diagnosed that I had severe osteoarthritis and he explained the best option for me was to have a custom-made hip replacement, rather than a standard hip replacement. Mr Asopa explained everything really clearly to me and spoke in a common language – which I really appreciated. My fractured hip from years earlier had healed in a different way and a custom-made hip would match my anatomy and therefore last longer.

In January 2019, I had my new hip fitted. The difference is amazing.  I’m now pain free and back at work.  I’m very happy with the care I received from Mr Asopa.



21 February 2019

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