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Appointments and Consultations

To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital.

Coronavirus Information

Stay at Home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

What To Do If You Need Medical Help

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus:

  • for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
  • for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you're unable to get help online
  • for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance

Surgery of any type has the potential for infection - including knee replacements. Bacteria can attach to and around the area of the new implants and present as a problem in the hospital, after going home and in some cases, many years later.

The most common symptom being the pain, but the implant may also lose attachment to the bone causing instability and loss of mobility.

More Information

The most common symptom being the pain - even when resting, but the implant may become stiff causing instability and loss of mobility. Other symptoms may present as: -

  • High temperature
  • Shaking and chills
  • Swelling and redness around the site of the surgery
  • Discharge from the site of the surgery

Your GP may conduct the following: -

  • X-rays: to see loosening or a change in the position of the components
  • MRI scan to help determine why your knee has failed and the condition of the bone
  • Blood tests to see what infection you have or if you have a reaction to the metal components in your knee

The most common cause of the infection is from bacteria during surgery. 

Revision knee surgery - Due to the nature of the revision surgery, you will complete a physical examination with your GP. You must be healthy enough to complete the procedure and the post-surgery recovery.
Chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, may require additional evaluation/testing before surgery.

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