Cornwall LivingIssue #116
When you need it
If you’re suffering from bone or joint pain, there’s nothing worse than waiting to be seen by a specialist.
According to the experts at Duchy Hospital, Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions all over the world. It’s a condition that causes stiff and painful joints, from mild discomfort to debilitating pain that can impact everyday life. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions your joints degrades and wears out over time, which in turn can lead to inflammation of the joints and connective tissues, causing the area to become red and swollen, often resulting in pain and reduced mobility.
Waiting for treatment can be painful, so it’s important to act quickly to manage the condition and prevent it from restricting your lifestyle, especially ahead of Christmas when we all want to be in top form to make the most of time spent with our loved ones. This is where Duchy Hospital comes in. With a team of Orthopaedic Surgeons on hand to help at a time that suits you, you can quickly get back to doing the things that matter.
“Here at Duchy Hospital, we have many specialist Orthopaedic Surgeons to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems in all areas of the body, including the spine, shoulders, elbows, hands, wrists, hips, knees, feet and ankles,” explains Private Patient Manager, Lucy Moyse. “Our consultants have the support of a multidisciplinary team of Orthopaedic Nursing staff, Consultant Radiologists and Clinical Orthopaedic Physiotherapists.
“We also offer full investigative tests to support your consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in making a diagnosis. Dependent upon your individual circumstances, surgical and non-surgical techniques will be offered to treat your condition.”
The wide range of specialist consultants at Duchy Hospital have fast availability for appointments that suit you. Wait times from consultation to surgery are minimal, as Lucy says: “Our main aim is to get you back to full mobility as soon as possible so you can start enjoying life again. You can even self-refer, so no need to contact your GP or other medical professional.”
“We’re here for you when it matters,” explains Hospital Director, Louise Rowbotham. “Accessing private healthcare for the first time can be daunting, but we’re here to make it simple. You can start by contacting Duchy Hospital directly, and we’ll arrange an initial consultation, where you can ask any questions you have. We have an excellent reputation for delivering high-quality healthcare treatments and everything we do is focused on providing the very best healthcare to you, in a clean and safe environment. We’re here to take care of you and your families; a local private hospital in the heart of your community.”