What our patients say
Find out what our patients say about their treatment with one of the Cheshire Orthopedic Centre consultants at Spire Cheshire Hospital.
Back, neck and spine
Hip and Knee
Shoulder and hand
Back, neck and spine patient stories
Epidural injection for back pain and sciatica
"I would recommend this procedure to anyone who is experience the same problems, I just wish I had come to Spire Cheshire sooner and not suffered for so long. On my final consultation I was glad to come back to explain how amazing I felt after the procedure and how thankful I was to Ms Clare Morgan."
Stephen was operated on by Cheshire Orthopaedic Centre consultant spinal surgeon Ms Clare Morgan.
Stephen was suffering from a slipped disc and he had a caudal epidural procedure. After the procedure he felt pain free and no longer felt the pins and needles he had experienced over the last few months.
Read more about Stephen's procedure on the Spire Cheshire website.
Hip and Knee patient stories
Meniscal allograft transplantation
Spire Cheshire is pleased to introduce another innovative minimally invasive orthopaedic knee procedure - meniscal transplant (meniscal substituting) surgery, performed by our consultant knee surgeon Mr Fahad Attar. Mr Adam Garner had an ACL revision / meniscal allograft transplantation at Spire Cheshire Hospital
"Mr Attar initially undertook a series of MRI scans and X-rays and then an arthroscopy of my knee and told me that there was very little left of my original ACL graft and that there was only a third of my medial meniscus remaining following the various surgeries. He advised that if I did nothing then I was likely to require a knee replacement within two-three years but that he could put this off by 10-15 years by undertaking an ACL revision and a meniscal allograft."
Read more about Mr Garners meniscal allograft transplantation on the Spire Cheshire website
KineSpring® Knee Implant System
Mr E had a revolutionary new procedure 'KineSpring® Knee Implant System’ performed by Cheshire Orthopaedic Centre consultant orthopaedic surgeon Professor Mike McNicholas.
"I went home a few days after the operation and I had no worries whatsoever. My recovery was faster than I could ever have imagined, I was now mobile again and it felt great. I have never recovered as quick from an operation, it was fantastic. My advice to anyone in a similar situation is don’t leave it too long before you seek advice…just go and get it done!
"It has been a few months since my operation and it now look like I may need a similar operation in my right knee and all I can say is… Great, how soon can it be done Professor McNicholas?”
The KineSpring® Knee Implant System is a new minimally invasive treatment for patients with osteoarthritis. It is a joint preserving implant for suitable patients who might otherwise be considering a knee replacement. This new procedure can provide pain relief to patients that lead an active lifestyle.
Read more about Mr E's KineSpring® Knee Implant System on the Spire Cheshire website
Personalised knee replacement using the Signature™ knee
"I have complete confidence with Mr Pradhan and the staff at Spire Cheshire Hospital. They have given me hope that I will be able to enjoy my walks and my grandchildren’s company, without pain and fear of further incapacity."
Cheshire Orthopaedic Centre consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nikhil Pradhan and the whole hospital team worked to give Mr Ashby the knee replacement surgery that was right for him.
The Signature™ knee procedure can be performed under local anaesthetic, the recovery tends to be quicker and patients are encoureged to be on their feet walking within hours of surgery. We like to ensure that patients are completely independent when discharging them, which involves extensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation, with the patient walking unaided within a month.
Read Mr Ashby's story on the Spire Cheshire Hospital website
Bilateral signature knee replacement
"Mr Pradhan advised me that the cartilage had worn away from both knees, the right knee being a little worse than the left. He further advised that the only treatment that would ease the pain I was experiencing was a bilateral knee replacement and he recommended the Signature Knee Replacement.
"Mr Pradhan advised that, although not common to do both knees at the same it would be a good option for me. He told me I was likely to require some 12 weeks off work. On considering this advise I realized a bilateral would mean only one operation, one recovery period and one absence from employment so I decided it was the best and most sensible option."
Mrs C's bilateral signature knee replacement was performed by Cheshire Orthopaedic Centre consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Nikhil Pradhan
Read Mrs C's story on the Spire Cheshire Hospital website
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for dislocated knee cap
Mrs Williams dislocated her left knee-cap and was referred to Spire Cheshire Hospital for an initial consultation with Mr Ashutosh Acharya, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
"My knee prior to the operation was very weak, occasionally I would feel the kneecap move slightly and I was always conscious of what I could do on it. Since the operation my knee is significantly stronger and much more stable giving me added confidence to do more on it, so much so I think my right knee would benefit from the same operation."
Mr Ashutosh Acharya, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, said: "Most of the time patella dislocation can be treated without an operation, however in the case of Mrs Williams, as she had already had a dislocation, a medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction was recommended as the best course of treatment.
"Although surgery for patella stabilisation has been done for a long time, the technique and understanding of normal biomechanics has evolved a great deal in recent years. I have been fortunate to have worked with pioneers of this new technique and learnt from their team."
Read about Mrs Williams's experience on the Spire Cheshire website
Revolutionary new technology in Total Knee Replacement – iASSIST
John was a young gentleman with pain in his knee who had received many differing opinions about his treatment options. He had osteoarthritis of his knee and the pain and stiffness from his knee were affecting his daily activities and his sleeping pattern had been altered.
Considering his young age and increased demands on his knee he was keen to get a solution that would allow him to continue with his job and give him a pain free knee. He was a good candidate for the iASSIST total knee replacement
Read about John's experience on the Spire Cheshire website
Hip resurfacing operation
John Codling is a very active gentleman in his late 50s, he has had a hip resurfacing operation at Spire Cheshire Hospital performed by Mr Paul Sherry, consultant orthopaedic surgeon.
“The hip resurfacing operation was a great success and I was really pleased with the outcome. I returned to hill walking after 13 weeks and in January 2014 I walked up Kilimanjaro. I was the oldest of five to succeed, in a team of 13 that attempted it"
Read about John's experience on the Spire Cheshire website