Brian Tesdale from Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, came in for a Total Knee Replacement procedure performed by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr John Hardy at Spire Bristol Hospital in March 2013...

Hello my name is Brian Tesdale. When I saw Mr Hardy in March, which was six months after my total knee replacement, I said I was off to China the next day for 3 months, and he asked if he could have some photos for his website which I have attached.

I also asked if I would be able to get the knee to go full travel and he was not sure. Please see the photo showing me sat on my heels which he will be pleased to see.

With the help of Mr Hardy and his team who did a brilliant job of my knee replacement, and a lot of work in the gym, I was able to take part in the Chipping Sodbury Sportive 63 mile cycle ride on the 18th of August. The ride took me 5hrs 21 mins, and I had no problems from my knee whatsoever.

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