Using an expanded self-referral program, patients can schedule their own appointments with a musculoskeletal specialist at the private MSK Doctors clinic, and access advanced surgical procedures such as the SPAIRE (Spare Piriformis And Internus, Repair Externus) hip replacement technique, without a referral from their GP.
More information about MSK Doctors, the self-referral program, and the SPAIRE hip replacement technique can be found at https://www.mskdoctors.com/hip-replacement
The private clinic helps patients to receive diagnostic scans, medical consultations, and treatment as soon as possible, by including a “no waiting list” policy for most of its services. The expanded self-referral program is available to all clients in the Woodhall Spa area, and appointments can be scheduled either through the clinic’s website or by phone.
While the self-referral program is not entirely unique, it allows patients to access several services that can be difficult to find elsewhere, including the only Open MRI scanner in the county, and several advanced surgical techniques. The SPAIRE hip replacement procedure is one example of a procedure that, while it has been proven to reduce surgical trauma and improve recovery times, is still not widely used by surgeons today.
Prof. Lee, the founder of MSK Doctors, is one of the few surgeons in the world trained in this technique, which allows patients to return home after the procedure with no mobility restrictions. In most cases, after hip replacement surgery, patients are asked to limit their movement in several ways, such as not crossing their legs or bending too far at the hip.
The technique uses an advanced procedure to reduce surgical trauma, by avoiding several important muscles and tendons, which would have to be cut using the traditional approach. By keeping these muscles and tendons intact, Prof. Lee can reduce the risk of post-surgery dislocations and help patients begin their recovery faster.
The self-referral program is open to all patients in the Woodhall Spa area, without a GP referral, for scheduling initial consultations, appointments with a musculoskeletal specialist, or diagnostic scans with the county’s only Open MRI machine.
One satisfied patient said, “Prof. Lee ensured that he fully understood the nature of my injuries and then communicated clearly to me my options and which option he thought had the best chance of success… Since the operation I have received appropriate advice and my recovery has been better than I expected. I am very grateful.”
More information about the MSK Doctors self-referral program, and the SPAIRE hip replacement technique, can be found at https://www.mskdoctors.com/hip-replacement
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