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COVID and our Hip & Knee Surgery Practice

COVID infection numbers are thankfully declining and many people have now been vaccinated. It remains important that hospitals maintain a COVID safe environment. All the hospitals where I work have very effective pathways and we have had no COVID infections in our surgical patients. We continue to try and minimise visits to hospital. Out patient consultations are normally face to face for new patients. Remote consultations (ie video / telephone) are also available and are sometimes preferable for follow-up visits.

Planned surgery was suspended during the lockdown, but all sites are now operating normally and are working hard to catch up with the backlog. We are confident that is now safe to go ahead with planned surgery, with all the measures we have in place.

Advice on the COVID Vaccination

Patients should go ahead with the COVID vaccination if offered; vaccination should take priority over planned surgery. Current advice is that surgery should ideally not take place less than two weeks before a vaccination, or less than two weeks after.

For further information, please contact my PA Adriana:

07765 190703 or bridle@fortiusclinic.com

COVID and our Hip & Knee Surgery Practice

COVID infection numbers are thankfully declining and many people have now been vaccinated. It remains important that hospitals maintain a COVID safe environment. All the hospitals where I work have very effective pathways and we have had no COVID infections in our surgical patients. We continue to try and minimise visits to hospital. Out patient consultations are normally face to face for new patients. Remote consultations (ie video / telephone) are also available and are sometimes preferable for follow-up visits.

Planned surgery was suspended during the lockdown, but all sites are now operating normally and are working hard to catch up with the backlog. We are confident that is now safe to go ahead with planned surgery, with all the measures we have in place.

Advice on the COVID Vaccination

Patients should go ahead with the COVID vaccination if offered; vaccination should take priority over planned surgery. Current advice is that surgery should ideally not take place less than two weeks before a vaccination, or less than two weeks after.

For further information, please contact my PA Adriana:

07765 190703 or bridle@fortiusclinic.com

Why choose a joint replacement specialist?

Leading London hip & knee surgeon Mr Simon Bridle specialises exclusively in hip and knee replacement surgery. His data shows that he has performed nearly 1000 primary hips, 500 primary knees and over 500 hip and knee revision cases in the last 10 years. He is committed to delivering surgical excellence and unparalleled aftercare and only uses implants with the best results and highest safety record, with a low complication and revision rate.

Simon uses robotic assistance for hip and knee replacement to improve the accuracy of the surgery and improve the functional results for the patient

He and his colleagues at Fortius Clinic are frequently referred patients who are unhappy with their hip and knee replacements. He is part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) at Fortius Clinic, which is vital to decide, with expert colleagues, what is the best way to deal with these often difficult problems.

Not all hip and knee replacement surgeons carry out revision procedures due to the more challenging nature of the surgery. Mr Simon Bridle’s specialist training, experience and surgical expertise, supported by the MDT, ensures the best results when treating these complex revision cases.

Robotic Assisted Hip Surgery

Mr Simon Bridle is one of the first orthopaedic surgeons in London to be able to offer his patients robotic assisted hip replacement surgery. Call 07765 190703 to find out more.

‘TOP 10 HIP UK SURGEONS’

Mr Simon Bridle
FRCS (England), FRCS (Orth)

I qualified and trained in London and was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at St George’s in 1994. I specialise in hip and knee replacement, including routine and complex primary cases.  I have an interest in managing patients with failed joint replacements and in particular infected hip and knee replacements.

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Testimonials

Mountain climbing after hip replacement

After undergoing a hip replacement, Mr Simon Bridle’s patient Liam Rowley was able to continue mountain climbing, ascending the Matterhorn six months after his surgery:

“Having previously climbed Mont Blanc, Denali in Alaska and the Matterhorn, I wanted to introduce my sons to climbing in the Alps. However, I was having trouble with my hip particularly coming down the mountain and I knew I had to have something done.

“On the advice of my wife, who’d had her hip done by Mr Bridle, I planned the operation for February which would give me six months after my surgery before returning to climbing.”

“We spent a week climbing at the end of August and my hip worked wonderfully. My sons and I all climbed the Matterhorn and my new hip was well able to keep up with my sons. Many thanks for your wonderful care.”

LIAM ROWLEY

After undergoing a hip replacement, Mr Simon Bridle’s patient Robert Swan is about to embark on a truly awe-inspiring physical challenge:

Robert is the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. After seeing first hand the effects of climate change, Robert has dedicated himself to protecting Antarctica and our planet at large and in June 2019, Robert will return to the Arctic with his son Barney. They will lead a group of over 80 explorers from across the planet to observe the changes that are happening due to climate change.

“I have just returned from ten days, pulling sledges in the Arctic. The hip is SO strong and feels great. I even could sleep on that side, on icy ground. The rest of me needs hard work but I am on with that! Thanks for the support.

“We head South in November. All is great.”

ROBERT SWAN

Parkside Hospital

53 Parkside
Wimbledon
London, SW19 5NX

020 8971 8026
bridle@fortiusclinic.com

Spire St Anthony’s

801 London Road
North Cheam
Sutton, SM3 9DW

020 8335 4679
bridle@fortiusclinic.com

Fortius Clinic Central

17 Fitzhardinge Street
London
W1H 6EQ

020 3195 2442
bridle@fortiusclinic.com

Fortius Clinic Wimbledon

22 Worple Road
London
SW19 4DD

020 3195 2442
bridle@fortiusclinic.com

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© Copyright - Mr Simon Bridle