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Elise Rose

Availability of London specialists in early June

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Hello-

It has been quite a long time since I have written an updated note to the forum. Our daughter, Elise Rose, was born with a malformed right foot, which shortly afterward was amputated. She is doing quite well-walking and running like her two footed friends. Anyhow, we are planning on traveling to London in early June and wondered if anyone had any great contacts on prosthetics or doctors who are the absolute best that we should plan on seeing while in town. She is only 20 months, so we are looking for a specialist with toddlers. Many many thanks!

Elise Rose's mum

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Hello Elise Rose's Mum!

Where will you be travelling from?

Do you want to see an orthopaedic doctor, and if so, a 'private' one?

Same question as regards seeing a prosthetist too.

I live in London, and I will be seeing my prosthetist next week. I know that he is available to privately paying patients too, so will ask for information for you when I see him.

Feel free to email me this information if you prefer. :)

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Hi there,

Its great to read that Elise Rose is doing well especially with her walking and running.

All the best

Debbie

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Mr David Ward, orthopaedic surgeon. I stayed at the Rowhampton rebilitation centre after the surgery, get get walking. He will only do the surgery if you are going there afterwards, but as she is only 20 months it will be different. Everyone, medical staff and patients alike said I was lucky to have Mr Ward. I am having a problem at the moment that I thought was a neuroma, the Dr I see at Roehampton said he felt it was highly unlikely to be a main nerve neuroma because it was done by Mr Ward, and he's the best in his field, the nerves would have been finished correctly without fail.

When I stayed at Roehampton one of the other patients said that his daughter works for him and he is a task master and a nightmare to work for because he is such a perfectionist. When I was at Parkside (where I had the amp) they staff made a genuin mistake and he hit the roof, because the way he see it he has done his bit correctly, they should do theirs. But to the patient he is fantastic, very understanding but straight to the point and I understood everything that was happening. I had 100% confidence in him.

Parkside is on Parkside Road, Wimbledon, London, telephone number 020 8971 8000. You will get an appointment within a week at least and the op would probably be able to be fitted in within a couple of weeks if that. It is a private BUPA hospital. The moment I walked in for the op before they sent me to my room the did a blood test, to check for MRSA among other things. When I was there I ask about MRSA and was told they had 1 case in the last 6 years and the patient was isolated and the patient had brought it from another hospital.

If I can help just yell.

June

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Oh dam, I read the first post wrong.

Well, Dr Soori who I see in Roehampton will also see you privately, but I got my referal through Mr Ward. You could try Dr Soori's number, this is his NHS secretary's number but its a good start 020 8355 2725.

Other than that you could take a little trip down to Hampshire to see Dorset Prosthetics. They will have a leg made for you within 2 weeks from the first visit if you want.

Any question, fire away

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Sorry for getting a bit off topic but,

The moment I walked in for the op before they sent me to my room the did a blood test, to check for MRSA among other things.

So, if you had tested positive your operation wouldn't have proceeded and you would have been sent home? or am I just being a little cynical. It's easy to have very few MRSA cases when you can cherry pick your patients. Unfortunatley the NHS can't be so choosy.

Sorry for sounding too confrontational. :(

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Its OK Muz, I've not to offence at all. I didn't think further than having the test. Yes I surpose I would have had to have gone home and be treated for the infection. But if the NHS are telling everyone that people don't get MRSA from their hospitals (because they are so thorough with their procedures) you would have thought they too would do a blood test for everyone that comes through their door to stop anyone contaminating the other patients. If your having an operation they take blood to find out your blood type in case they need to get you blood later, it would be nothing for them to test for the major infections.

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I'd have to agree with that June. Unless you know which patients are infected you can't take steps to stop it spreading.

Sorry for butting in there Elise Rose's Mum. Glad your little girl is doing well.

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Thank you for the information on the orthopedic surgeons. This is great information. Any suggestions on prosthetists? She currently has a very crude device, no articulating ankle, and it stays on place with a strap around the waist. This is fine for a 20 month old, but are beginning to search out other options.

Our trip will bring us to Basingstoke on the 7th of June, but will have quite a bit of flexibility before and after that date is there are goings on we should be aware of.

Many thanks again,

Elise Rose's mum

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