Michael’s knee replacement in Southampton

Read about Michael Earl’s successful knee replacement surgery in Southampton. Michael has always played a lot of sport, but following a serious injury at just 26 years old, his left knee was so painful he had to give up playing professionally. As the years went on wear and tear to both of his knees and…

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Chard lady completes 117th Parkrun with her new knee!

Returning to an active life style is a regular concern for some patients about to embark on joint replacement surgery, however, for Linda, 74, a keen runner from Chard, her total knee replacement surgery has given her a new lease of life. “I was so worried I’d never run again after surgery,” says Linda, who…

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Portsmouth hernia surgery – a patient’s story

Read about Portsmouth hernia surgery patient, Peter Sykes’ successful surgery… We sat down with Peter, a hernia surgery patient (and huge Aston Villa fan!) to learn more about his healthcare journey and experiences with Practice Plus Group Hospital, Portsmouth. “I started experiencing discomfort in my groin in 2021 and saw a surgeon in Portsmouth who…

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It’s the back of the net for Stuart’s hip problems

After a career in professional football, West Ham club ambassador and former player Stuart Slater could hardly walk due to crippling hip pain. Stuart says: “Football takes its wear and tear. In my professional career I had five operations, then my hip started to cause trouble due to arthritis. 18 years ago it became really…

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Graeme’s American Dream back on thanks to Practice Plus Group

Graeme, 71, a retired haematologist, started worrying about his travel plans to the United States because of a suspected hernia. Keen to get on the road, Graeme decided to have his treatment privately with Wellsoon from Practice Plus Group. Graeme, 71, a retired haematologist who worked for many years in the NHS, said: “I gave…

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Practice Plus Group Plymouth delivers for Letterboxer John

‘I’m just so pleased to be back out on Dartmoor!’ says keen Letterboxer, John. John Young 73, had been walking the rolling hills of Dartmoor with his wife for 20 years. But when his knee became too painful to continue, he knew he had to do something about it. John is part of a large…

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Shane’s back on the road after Shepton Mallet cataract surgery

“My goodness! What had I been missing!” says cataract patient Shane Hallatt. Shane Hallatt, 57, had worn glasses all of his life. But after noticing his eyesight getting worse he decided to do something about it. He says: “I had been noticing driving in the dark to be more of an issue, with glare from…

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Lesley hits cataracts for six thanks to Shepton Mallet

“I had to do something as I couldn’t see the cricket scores!” says cataract patient, Lesley. Lesley House had been told by her optician years ago that she had cataracts forming. However, it wasn’t until she was really struggling with her reading and crotchet that she knew something had to be done. She said: “My…

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Jim tees off again thanks to Emersons Green knee surgery

“I wanted to get back to my golf!” says keen sportsman Jim. Jim Weir, 74, loves golf and after spending many years on his favourite course with his friends, he was quite alarmed to suddenly find himself with joint pain. He said: “I was really quite surprised as I had never had any issues with…

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It’s a thumbs up from Richard!

Thumb replacement patient, Richard D’Arcy has found his life transformed after surgery to his right thumb. Richard said: “Constant pain is awful to live with so it was time to get something done. I had been suffering with thumb pain for over 7 years and enough was enough.” Richard was struggling with basic everyday tasks…

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