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Min
2019-09-08 21:37:19 UTC
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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.
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Nick Odell
2019-09-08 23:12:54 UTC
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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.
Do they still call it Choose & Book? Do some doctors still hate it as
much now as they did then? I don't know whether the rules have been
changed but it was never compulsory in those days and when, a number of
years ago I needed something doing by a hospital I went back to my doctor:

"I'm the expert when it comes to setting up your guitar but you're the
expert when it comes to fixing my leg: just book me an appointment."

The appointment arrived in the post a few days later.

Nick
Mike
2019-09-09 07:17:48 UTC
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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.
Do they still call it Choose & Book? Do some doctors still hate it as
much now as they did then? I don't know whether the rules have been
changed but it was never compulsory in those days and when, a number of
"I'm the expert when it comes to setting up your guitar but you're the
expert when it comes to fixing my leg: just book me an appointment."
The appointment arrived in the post a few days later.
Nick
That’s myview too Nick, Min, my doctor is my guide on any matters
medicaland has done me proud so far. Perhaps ask the 12 year old if one of
hid grown up colleagues could provide a second opinion and guidance?
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Mike
2019-09-09 07:19:58 UTC
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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.;-)))
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Min
2019-09-09 21:22:46 UTC
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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.;-)))
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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.
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Joe Kerr
2019-09-09 22:39:12 UTC
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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.;-)))
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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
problem.

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.
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Penny
2019-09-10 08:43:23 UTC
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Post by Min
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.
I decided not to explore the surgical possibilities for my carpal tunnel
problems - the referral made by a 12 year-old trainee GP. Partly because I
didn't trust her, partly because I didn't fancy an op and mainly because
the hospital is in Builth Wells, a long and windy drive away.

Then I overheard an Alexander teacher after a sports massage session at a
local clinic, who was talking about carpal tunnel problems and how he could
help. A free introductory session with him solved the problem I'd been
having massaged away (and paying to have temporarily fixed for years) and
another lesson taught me how to deal with the carpal tunnel prob. I still
get some discomfort from time to time but know what to do about it now for
an instant fix. I can crochet again - yay!
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2019-09-10 08:52:09 UTC
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Then I overheard an Alexander teacher after a sports massage session at a
local clinic, who was talking about carpal tunnel problems and how he could
help. A free introductory session with him solved the problem I'd been
having massaged away (and paying to have temporarily fixed for years) and
another lesson taught me how to deal with the carpal tunnel prob. I still
get some discomfort from time to time but know what to do about it now for
an instant fix. I can crochet again - yay!
Is what you do about it something you could tell us, or does it involve
something complex to explain?
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Penny
2019-09-10 11:49:33 UTC
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Then I overheard an Alexander teacher after a sports massage session at a
local clinic, who was talking about carpal tunnel problems and how he could
help. A free introductory session with him solved the problem I'd been
having massaged away (and paying to have temporarily fixed for years) and
another lesson taught me how to deal with the carpal tunnel prob. I still
get some discomfort from time to time but know what to do about it now for
an instant fix. I can crochet again - yay!
Is what you do about it something you could tell us, or does it involve
something complex to explain?
Simple in that I just ask my elbow to move away from my wrist, hard to
explain to anyone who has never had a lesson in Alexander Technique. Much
of it involves lying down on your back and 'doing' nothing.

My teacher was a coach for an Olympic rowing team at some point - maybe CTS
is a common problem for rowers.
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Min
2019-09-10 19:26:27 UTC
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Simple in that I just ask my elbow to move away from my wrist, hard to
explain to anyone who has never had a lesson in Alexander Technique. Much
of it involves lying down on your back and 'doing' nothing.
My teacher was a coach for an Olympic rowing team at some point - maybe CTS
is a common problem for rowers.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
How very interesting Penny - many thanks! Mine started as carpal and ulna,
but then I broke my wrist...I wasn't too bovvered until my 84-year old mate
and employer broke her wrist and I am still in pain a year later - her wrist
is much better than mine, and she was out of her cast faster. So I really
want to see what is going on with my left arm....
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Penny
2019-09-10 22:05:03 UTC
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Post by Penny
Simple in that I just ask my elbow to move away from my wrist, hard to
explain to anyone who has never had a lesson in Alexander Technique. Much
of it involves lying down on your back and 'doing' nothing.
My teacher was a coach for an Olympic rowing team at some point - maybe CTS
is a common problem for rowers.
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Penny
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959
How very interesting Penny - many thanks! Mine started as carpal and ulna,
but then I broke my wrist...I wasn't too bovvered until my 84-year old mate
and employer broke her wrist and I am still in pain a year later - her wrist
is much better than mine, and she was out of her cast faster. So I really
want to see what is going on with my left arm....
Ah, not quite the same as carpal tunnel syndrome then.
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Min
2019-09-10 23:39:40 UTC
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Ah, not quite the same as carpal tunnel syndrome then.
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Well, that was how it started, and they offered to repair (or whatever they
do) the carpal and ulna tunnels (because they were both bad)
*simultaneously* - which put me off a tad. So I didn't get them done, then
I broke my wrist. Is my wrist okay and does my CTS still exist (what about
the ulna?) When they were straightening my arm out, I mentioned it, and the
nice doctor confirmed that it may alter my condition...
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Jane Vernon
2019-09-22 12:11:34 UTC
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Ah, not quite the same as carpal tunnel syndrome then.
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Penny
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Well, that was how it started, and they offered to repair (or whatever they
do) the carpal and ulna tunnels (because they were both bad)
*simultaneously* - which put me off a tad. So I didn't get them done, then
I broke my wrist. Is my wrist okay and does my CTS still exist (what about
the ulna?) When they were straightening my arm out, I mentioned it, and the
nice doctor confirmed that it may alter my condition...
I think Mr Field is hands rather than wrists but he seems highly thought
of if he's available to you. I think the Nuffield in Cheltenham is
thought of more highly than the Winfield in Gloucester, but most of the
consultants seem to work everywhere.
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Min
2019-09-22 21:10:19 UTC
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I think Mr Field is hands rather than wrists but he seems highly thought
of if he's available to you. I think the Nuffield in Cheltenham is
thought of more highly than the Winfield in Gloucester, but most of the
consultants seem to work everywhere.
Many thanks for this useful input, Jane!
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