Felicity Thomas saw Robert in February 2009, but knew she had a problem in running some months before. It was unlikely that she would have been considered for ACL reconstruction under the NHS as she was 68 years old at that time. She had been playing tennis for the GB Team in the Super Seniors and her aim was to be fit for the 2011 season, when she would move into the 70-75 age group. Since then, she has won bronze medals for GB - that first year 2011, followed by bronze in both 2014 and 2016. This has just culminated in the highlight to her [...]
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"As an active sportswoman, it was shattering to learn that my anterior cruciate ligament had snapped... there was really only one option – an ACL replacement requiring a graft from my hamstring.Eight months on, after many gentle practice sessions, I have started to play friendly matches again. Now I feel very positive regarding my chances of returning to international tournaments." "My operation was a complete success and after only 10 days I was walking with the help of only a light stick. The doctors and nurses at my local surgery were astounded at my progress, as were my friends." "Your skill and attentive [...]
The GKC members took the opportunity to visit the Smith And Nephew cadaveric lab in Watford. The team regularly like to catch up on various conferences but this particular venue allows us to undertake surgical procedures on cadaver knee and hip specimens. The ability to use the latest techniques in Knee and hip surgery requires both knowledge and the ‘know how’. We had a packed operating list tackling knee cap instability surgery, knee replacement and revision knee replacement surgery. We also refined our technique of lateral tenodesis using ITB tendon and ACL reconstruction using a patella tendon graft. After [...]