Peter Bailey | Bilateral Hip Replacement

Peter Bailey

Hip Surgery

For years, Peter Bailey had troublesome pain in the right-hand side of his groin. A visit to his GP and a subsequent X-ray revealed little information, so he lived with the pain for a number of years.

Peter, a company director and joint carer for his son, explained: “My hip began to get really bad, it felt like bone on bone. Walking was incredibly painful and the physical activities involved in caring, such as lifting, became nearly impossible.”

A return visit to the GP this year resulted in an X-ray at Horder Healthcare Clinic in Eastbourne. Peter was referred to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Andrew Skyrme, who advised a bilateral hip replacement.

Peter, 73 from Eastbourne, said: “By this point, my left hip was also painful, so both were X-rayed which revealed both needed replacing. Mr Skyrme looked into my history and felt it would be wise to have them done at the same time.”

Once Peter received his patient guide booklet from The Horder Centre, he was able to prepare for surgery with the advice and exercises provided.

“Once I was there (The Horder Centre) on the day, I was relieved", Peter said. "The first thing I said when I woke up from the operation was ‘Are they both done?’ and they said yes, which was a huge relief.

Image of patient, Peter Bailey.

Peter, a company director and joint carer for his son, explained: “My hip began to get really bad, it felt like bone on bone. Walking was incredibly painful and the physical activities involved in caring, such as lifting, became nearly impossible.”

Image of patient, Peter Bailey.

A return visit to the GP this year resulted in an X-ray at Horder Healthcare Clinic in Eastbourne. Peter was referred to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Andrew Skyrme, who advised a bilateral hip replacement.

Peter, 73 from Eastbourne, said: “By this point, my left hip was also painful, so both were X-rayed which revealed both needed replacing. Mr Skyrme looked into my history and felt it would be wise to have them done at the same time.”

Once Peter received his patient guide booklet from The Horder Centre, he was able to prepare for surgery with the advice and exercises provided.

“Once I was there (The Horder Centre) on the day, I was relieved", Peter said. "The first thing I said when I woke up from the operation was ‘Are they both done?’ and they said yes, which was a huge relief.

Peter, a company director and joint carer for his son, explained: “My hip began to get really bad, it felt like bone on bone. Walking was incredibly painful and the physical activities involved in caring, such as lifting, became nearly impossible.”

Image of patient, Peter Bailey.

A return visit to the GP this year resulted in an X-ray at Horder Healthcare Clinic in Eastbourne. Peter was referred to Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Andrew Skyrme, who advised a bilateral hip replacement.

Peter, 73 from Eastbourne, said: “By this point, my left hip was also painful, so both were X-rayed which revealed both needed replacing. Mr Skyrme looked into my history and felt it would be wise to have them done at the same time.”

Once Peter received his patient guide booklet from The Horder Centre, he was able to prepare for surgery with the advice and exercises provided.

“Once I was there (The Horder Centre) on the day, I was relieved", Peter said. "The first thing I said when I woke up from the operation was ‘Are they both done?’ and they said yes, which was a huge relief.

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He added: “I really appreciated my pain relief being kept up and the personal approach was incredible - they decided to keep me in for five days as they felt I would be better prepared to go home.

“I did a lot of physiotherapy to ensure I was stable. I would often go into the physiotherapy room when no one was using it, so I could do a little more each time. The physiotherapists were fantastic and were really pleased with my development in such a short amount of time.

“I followed the physiotherapy advice once home. It was uncomfortable to start with, as I couldn’t sleep on my side so had to sleep on my back. The wounds healed really quickly, although there is some slight tenderness which is to be expected.

“The experience was top notch I couldn’t fault it at all. Andrew Skyrme was great. He is very approachable, understanding and sympathetic. I felt I could talk to him easily.”

“Mr Bailey has recovered wonderfully well following his recent bilateral simultaneous hip replacement. This is not a procedure that is commonly done in the United Kingdom, but for select patients who are fit enough with disabling bilateral arthritis, it is an excellent treatment. I am delighted to see that Peter is doing really well and should get back to all normal activities without restriction.”

Andrew Skyrme, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Andrew Skyrme

Mr Andrew Skyrme

Mr Andrew Skyrme FRCS (Tr. & Orth.) is a leading Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hip, knee, and foot and ankle surgery.

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