I am a 57 year old self employed Landscape/Gardener who up until the past 7 years has enjoyed a very active lifestyle including participating in many different sports. Over the past seven years I have experienced an increasing amount of pain to both knees that has severely restricted my ability to carry out my physical work and also had a negative impact on my quality of life.
Mr Mahmud operated on my knee in December 2017 for an ACL Reconstruction. This is the first time that Mr Mahmud had operated on me after having ACL reconstruction surgery on my opposite knee in 2014, both of which were football injuries.
I had trepidations about this surgery, I left it as long as I could till the discomfort drove me to start the process. Sleepless nights with throbbing pain - strangely alot of pain in my knee. Grinding hip bone on bone, leg collapsing with bolts of pain and permanent limp, all these symptoms grew worse over a 4 year period.
I had ACL surgery with Mr Mahmud back in June 2017. He was a wonderful surgeon to have, he was caring and professional with constant communication making sure that myself and my family was comfortable at each stage under his care, from my original appointment to my post surgery checkups. I can't thank him enough, I am recovering really well and will be back skiing soon which caused my injury back January 2017. My scars are so tiny and almost unnoticeable now. I have a strong knee that I can depend on .
'On 16th November 2017 Mr Mahmud replaced my left hip having done the right side in April 2016. I can honestly say that in both instances my recovery and subsequent experience have been fantastic. I put this down to both his expertise and the less invasive method of surgery he uses, the cut being about 5/6 inches. I was driving at 3 weeks and without crutches at a similar time. Some years ago Mr Mahmud performed an arthroscopy to repair a torn cartilage, this procedure resulted in 100% success. Bearing in mind my experiences I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Mahmud.’
Netball has been a huge love and passion of mine since the age of 9, and still is to this day. During my last netball match on 10th April 2016 my right ankle gave way and my knee twisted out to the right. That was it, the excruciating pain hit and the tears ran down my face, thinking I would never get back to playing netball ever again. Straight away we knew that the injury was serious as I couldn’t straighten my right knee and the pain was awful, off to A&E it was, followed by an x-ray. This showed that I may have dislocated my right knee and that’s what I was treated for to start off with. Leaving A&E on crutches not being able to straighten or hardly put any weight on my knee was a huge disappointment for myself, being such an active person
First I must thank Mr Mahmud for giving me a new lease of life by totally replacing my right hip. Mr Mahmud is an extremely professional competent consultant who takes great pride in his work and has a great passion also for it. He is also a very friendly and likeable person whom I would recommend to anyone.
I was a very fit athletic person who had been a rugby union referee at a very high level in England and then Scotland (Division 1 - i.e. top ten in the country). This obviously involved intensive training before and during the season as well as intense matches. After my retirement from refereeing my knees became increasingly painful.
I had always been a very active person, whether it be water skiing, hill walking in the Peak District, or just plain working, especially around the home. I had written a walking book with a colleague, “Peak District Trigpointing Walks”. It was at the latter end of writing this book that the first twinges were felt in the groin area. I put this down to sciatica.
Total Knee Replacement by Mr Mahmud has given me back my independence I was referred to Mr Mahmud after months/years of constant knee pain which was aggravated by exercise and then a fall.