In this section you can read some testimonials from patients who have written in to us.
“From the very first consultation with Mr Datta, he was always friendly, but in a very professional way. Everything was explained and we never felt hurried. We were invited to ask questions as we wished, and although it was me having the operation my husband felt included as well. Once in hospital the impeccable care continued, with Mr Datta visiting me on several occasions, always explaining fully what decisions he had made and why”.
JG – September 2015
“After suffering knee pain, swelling for some years since my mid 20’s (now 52), I was constantly told that it was wear and tear but no offer of any life long advice.
Mr Datta gave an in-depth consultation of how my knee looked from the MRI Scan and offered arthoroscopy to help control symptoms. I am now recovering and hopeful of a few more years of pain free in my right knee and considering undergoing the same on my left.
I am now feeling very positive to continue with my much loved hobby Skiing for some years. My care at both Hospitals in Southampton along with the high level of support from Mr Datta’s office have been exemplary”.
GP (52) – September 2016
Mr J King – Knee Arthroscopy (October 2015)
My care and treatment has been excellent. From my first consultation through to my surgery, I have been kept well informed and have had all the information I’ve needed to ensure the surgery went well and that I make a speedy recovery. I would highly recommend Mr Datta.
As promised I said that I would let you know how I got on at the Hockey World Cup in Canterbury. Thanks to your operating skills and excellent rehab I was able to play in all 6 matches.
We beat New Zealand 3 v 0 in semi final and then beat Australia 2 v 0 to win the Over 50 World Cup. I was top goal scorer in the tournament with 7 goals.
My knee was fine throughout the tournament but I will manage it properly during this season not training or playing as much as I have in the past
Very proud of my Gold medal, thank you so much for helping me achieve it
Five years ago I had a hip replacement and was disappointed to still be in pain afterwards, unable to walk far and uncomfortable even when sitting. I went back to the hospital many times to be fobbed off with various reasons as to why this was and when I finally asked about a hip revision, my original surgeon said that although this was possible, it was a major, major operation and that I would probably be a lot worse off afterwards and that in his opinion, it was totally unnecessary, even though he hadn’t examined me.
After even more pain, I asked to be referred to Southampton hospital where I was assigned to Mr. Datta. After he examined me, I was sent for many tests to determine the cause of the pain, i.e infection, loosening of the hip, etc. Mr. Datta explained the reasons for the tests and kept me fully updated with the results.
When the tests had been exhausted, he called me in to say that he would be happy to carry out a hip revision. I was very nervous given what my previous surgeon had said, but he reassured me that whilst every operation carried slight risks, he was confident that he would be able to help, and I agreed to go ahead.
After the operation, I could feel the difference as soon as I was on my feet and I was able to leave hospital 3 days later. Mr. Datta visited me before I left and explained about the follow-up examination in a few weeks.
When I returned for the follow-up, I was so pleased that I wasn’t suffering any pain and the new hip felt like part of me rather than the ‘alien’ that the previous hip felt like.
I have since had a further check up with Mr. Datta and I really feel I’ve been given my life back as I can now walk, stand and sit without pain and hopefully, I’ll be able to play sport again soon. I’m so glad I was referred to him and am very grateful for all he’s done for me.
Due to bilateral Acetabular Dysplasia I have been under the care of Mr Datta and his team for the past 2 years. They have now replaced both my hips within 8 months of each other due to the osteoarthritis caused by the condition. The right one in May 2012 and the left in January 2013.
It has been a tough year having 2 major operations but it has been worth the discomfort and hard work with physio etc. I am still recovering from the second operation 7 weeks ago but I feel like a different person. All the arthritic pain and stiffness has gone, I am walking upright and with confidence.
I feel confident that I can now get on with my life and see myself getting back to my favourite activities like golf and fitness. I am excited about the future and feel myself again not like a bent over old lady! I have to continue to be cautious for the rest of my life as I have hypermobility syndrome so have a slightly higher risk of dislocation than someone that doesn’t have this. This was fully explained to me and the operations were done on agreement that I was fully aware of this slight risk.
The care I have received and will continue to receive from Mr Datta and his team has been excellent. Everything has been explained clearly and the Enhanced Recovery Programme is fantastic. Thank you to the whole team.
6 years ago I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, which has become chronic in the last 2 to 3 years.
In 2010 I began to suffer pain in my left hip. This became more restrictive as the months passed and I was referred to orthopaedics for examination. I had my left hip replaced in August 2011, by then I was unable to work, needed assistance to rise from a chair and was on a diet of pain killers and morphine. After recovering from the effects of the surgery I was pain free from the left hip and for a short while was able to walk unaided, and pain free from the hip.
By 4th quarter of 2011 my right hip had deteriorated to a stage that I was back in constant pain and restricted with walking, climbing stairs etc. By the time I had my right hip replaced (April 2011) I was again unable to work and needed assistance rising from a chair.
I have been back to work since June 2011 and both hips are pain free and I can manoeuvre nearly as well as I could before they became troublesome. I am on restricted duties (not able to climb equipment) but this is solely due to the severity of the arthritis.
Finally, while I have the opportunity, thanks to all the dedicated people who have helped me regain my independence.