As someone who has always had a hugely busy and competitive sporting life, the news that I had ruptured my ACL falling off a horse in April 2021 seemed unbearable and I couldn’t quite get my head round how I would cope. Mr Gleeson was massively understanding and immediately helped me make a plan as to what I could still do and the aims I was to have in both my pre and post- surgery rehabilitation, from my first appointment I felt more in control and at ease. My surgery was booked for the beginning of June and I began my [...]
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We all love playing sport. Sporting participation is at an all-time high. Throughout lockdown many people have turned to sport for relaxation. We love getting involved with playing sports of all different types, football, hockey, handball and padel to name a few. Unfortunately sporting injuries are common and happen for a variety or reasons. They may well be from accidental contact or they can be technique related, from overuse or from a muscle imbalance. Many of us have a tendency to exercise and train in a similar way each time, which means that we train the same muscle groups in the [...]
Another happy patient's testimonial: Some20 years ago I tore my cartilage playing tennis. I was advised that the prognosis was pain, and more pain. The inevitable time came when I needed a new knee and I was recommended to Robert Gleeson by a friend. The operation went very smoothly and 3 days later I walked out of the hospital without a stick. One year later I find it difficult to know which is the new knee. My personal trainer tells me no one could tell. As I approach my 78th birthday, the doubters and fearful, should take encouragement from this picture [...]
Jump Jockey Jason Dixon is back in the saddle and competing at the highest level following a devastating knee injury when he fell from his horse that left him requiring ACL and posterior lateral corner repair and reconstruction. Great to see him back in action. "18 months post op, I am back fitter and healthier than before. After a simple fall from a horse I managed to damage my ACL and post lateral corner. My career and livelihood was hanging in the balance but Mr Kempshall and his team did a fantastic job. Ater 7 hard months of rehab and physio [...]
I feel like a new woman after several years of enforced inactivity , Mr Gleeson took a chance on a 59 year old fat housewife and now I have my life back. I have lost 30lb in weight and now wild swim at least 1km twice a week , cycle and walk and garden. Many thanks to you and your team! "Putting the new knee to good use ! So very many thanks for the gift of a new life."
The GKC uses the latest techniques for ACL surgery. We use available clinical tools such as the Multi-centre Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) calculator to help assess your risk and predict your chance of re injury to your ACL. See the latest evidence papers here.
The nagging ache becomes worse, having started subtly as a twinge, until even friends comment that it affecting everyone’s quality of life “I’m afraid that x-ray rather flattered your knee” he said after examining me. “You are going to need a knee replacement”. We were able to agree on a date for the inevitable but unwelcome operation that day and two weeks later I was admitted to the private hospital. Mr.Gleeson, the surgeon came to see me before the operation and explained in reassuring terms the procedure and the complications, which, in his hands at least, are extraordinarily and thankfully rare. [...]
1 year following my total right knee replacement - Many thanks to you and your fantastic team, without you all I would not have been able to enjoy a recent skiing holiday. I don't think I have ever skied without knee pain, maybe I can now work on technique rather than point and go!! Thank you, Sarah Hemming
Members of the Gloucestershire knee clinic team at the British Association of Surgery of the Knee (BASK) conference in Brighton. Peter Kempshall and Roger Close with Lima-uk looking at the new Physica KR knee replacement. The BASK conference is the UKs leading meeting for knee surgeons to share ideas and learn about new advances in knee surgery.
This week Peter Kempshall attended the Tim Spalding Fellows alumni at the FA’s prestigious St George’s Park training facility. This was part of the Sports Knee 2019 conference where sports knee surgeons share and discuss the latest evidence and surgical techniques. One of the highlights for Mr Kempshall was discussing with Dr Rob Leprade from the USA over coffee the merits of the double bundle PCL reconstruction and the improved functional outcome with this technique. Catching up with colleague Dr Alan Getgood from from the Fowler Kennedy Sports medicine unit, Canada was another highlight. Dr Getgood trained together with Mr Kempshall [...]