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Bill Is Back In The Swing After Hospital Knee Surgery
Friday 30 September 2016

Golfer Bill McKinnon is back in the swing after being boosted by knee surgery at Rowley Hall Hospital.

The 60-year-old was on the golf course in days following his knee replacement operation at the Stafford-based private hospital.

After suffering with a bad right knee for years, Bill decided it was time to put a stop to the pain once and for all.

He visited the hospital for an initial consultation with one of the knee specialists before attending for full surgery.

Bill spent two days on the hospital ward recovering from his operation before returning to his Stafford home.

He has attended the hospital for a series of physiotherapy sessions and has also aided his own recovery by completing exercises at home.

Bill, who plays off a handicap of 11, was delighted to be able to play golf again within 18 days of the surgery and was amazed with his recovery.

Bill said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the operation. It couldn’t have gone better for me and I feel a completely different person.

“Everything was such a smooth process at Rowley Hall, from the way I was handled by the consultant, to the wonderful staff who looked after me on the ward and the physio team who have helped me to get back on my feet afterwards.”

Knee surgery is just one of many orthopaedic surgeries offered by Rowley Hall, one of Staffordshire’s leading private hospitals.

Other procedures include hip replacements, hand and wrist surgery, foot surgery, back surgery and shoulder surgery.

Bill, who plays at both Ingestre Park and The Chase Golf Clubs, added: “I love my golf but I was being realistic and thought that there was no way I would be able to play for three months or longer but I was up on my feet within days and then I was back playing again within three weeks.

“This surgery has been life changing for me. I fractured my left leg badly in the late 1990s and as a result my right leg and knee has weakened a lot as a result, to the point where I could hardly walk.

“Coming for this surgery was one of the best things I have ever done and I would recommend Rowley Hall Hospital to anyone because the surgery and the service is first class.”

Suzanne Nitta, Lead Physiotherapist at Rowley Hall Hospital, said: “We are extremely pleased that Bill’s surgery went well and that he was up on his feet again so quickly afterwards.

“It’s fantastic that he can look forward to many more rounds of golf without suffering from the pain he was previously experiencing.”

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