Post by Min Post by Mike Post by Min
Declining to believe the 12 year old Doctor who told me 'That wrist will
never be the same again' I have been referred to a MSK unit. How do I
choose from 11? Is there anything I should be looking for? At the
moment, I am thinking Tetbury, as I presume they must have patched up
Polo Injuries over the years..but would prefer to make a rational choice.
Is there any particular qualification I should look for, would the
private ones be better? Obviously Cheltenham and Gloucester Generals are
the ones I am most familiar with, but wasn't Particularly Impressed by my
treatment there. Any suggestions welcome.
Oh! I see, you are already requesting a second opinion then.;-)))
Don't know if they still call it 'Choose & Book', but that is essentially
What It Is. No idea as to scale of doctor's loathing. My 12 year old was
a female, Mike - not my doctor. Suppose I could ask, but from the reviews,
(none of which mentioned wrists, or carpal/ulna tunnels) Cirencester sounds
rather pleasant and it's a nice drive. Other than that, the private place
was praised for its food, but I'm unlikely to be kept overnight. And, Mr
Toodles, you know this, but other umrats might not know that I periodically
forget about Google's non-scrolling, so I copy, delete and repeat in an
acceptable format. But umrats move with the speed of striking cobras.
It sounds like you found the reviews on the booking website that relate
to your options. Somewhere or other, possibly Royal College of Surgeons,
you can find which surgeons specialise in your requirement (which may
not be very specific) and which hospitals they work at. It also shows
the number operations they have performed, their success rate, etc. All
of which is relatively irrelevant as it doesn't say how complex the
surgery was, how ill the patient was or whether the surgeon has a drink
Will you be able to drive home after a carpel tunnel op? I'd consider
the nearest/easiest to get to/cheapest parking or wherever has
availability when you want it.
Private hospitals have nicer decor and tend to be less rushed. They
don't normally have an A&E department. If anything goes seriously wrong
(I would guess unlikely for carpel tunnel) then it is an ambulance ride
before you can get it fixed - you'd have been better off starting in an
NHS facility and quite possibly have had the same surgeon.
Try pulling names out of a hat. I hope it goes well, whatever you decide.