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Surgical management is reserved for patients who have failed to respond to non-operative treatment. Patients should understand that the decision to undergo surgery should not be taken lightly. Any intervention is considered in a step wise manner, with the least invasive procedure carried out first.
Potential complications of non-operative treatment include:
Complications can occur as with any type of surgery. Please see Complications for more detailed explanation of post surgical complications.
Potential complications of operative treatment include:
Note these lists are not exhaustive.
Please read the information regarding what to expect post surgery on this website.
Remember that below is a guide to recovery and that everyone heals at different rates and some people do take longer. Use this information to help you understand your condition, possible treatment and recovery. The timeframes given below are a minimum, it is important that you appreciate this when considering surgery as your healing and recovery may take longer.
Orthopaedic Outpatient Department
30 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PU
tel: +44 (0) 203 7956053
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Sat (9am - 5pm)