Total Knee Replacement

Posted Wednesday 07 Mar 2018 09:50 AM
In extreme pain and unable to do so many things I took for granted, I went into this operation hoping to regain the ability to at least do some of the things again. Well thank you to Mr Cope and his team I am doing everything again and have no pain at all. I can bend my knee totally at the very least 130!!!!! They key to a successful replacement is the best surgeon and excellent aftercare team that set you on your way but then it is listening to the physiotherapists, doing every exercise they give you (ice and elevation are key to doing the exersices) and continuing with them as your normal routine. Thank you Mr Cope for giving me a pain free and fully bending knee. Regards CM

Total Knee Replacement

Posted Tuesday 30 Jan 2018 10:53 AM
Having recently had my final post-op check following total knee replacement surgery at Renacres Hospital just over a year ago, I am writing to say what an amazing difference it has made to both my life and my mobility during the past year as I am now able to walk normally and without pain. Thank you again Mr Cope, for your kind concern and expertise; also thank you to all your team for their professional care and support. AR

knee replacement surgery feedback

Posted Monday 23 Oct 2017 09:33 AM
After a very painful experience with my first knee replacement (different surgeon) in January, I approached my second operation with some concern, was amazed to find myself stood up and walking pain free literally 3 hours after surgery, recovery continues in the same vein with the only pain I have experienced being lower leg pain when I have overdone it. Operation carried out by Marcus Cope on 5th September, I am walking 3-4 miles every day, and pottering in the garden. My advice would be to elevate and use ice packs whilst you feel the need, but critically follow the excercise regime, although having religiously done that on both occasions, the remarkable difference this time I am attributing to Mr Cope. Thankyou.

Total knee replacement - Fulwood Hall

Posted Tuesday 04 Jul 2017 13:20 PM
On 18th April 2017 I had a full knee replacement operation, The surgeon was Marcus Cope. I have been amazed at my speed of recovery. I can work in my garden all day, walk well, and am back on my bicycle! Thank you to Mr Cope and all the hospital staff for wonderful care and treatment. If I could give any advice to prospective patients it would be this: when you come out of hospital take care of the swelling for the first week with ice packs and elevation of the legs, then do the exercises which you were given by the physiotherapist. You will soon be back on your feet and pain free.

Hip Replacements

Posted Wednesday 28 Jun 2017 17:22 PM
Hi there, I doubt Mr Cope will remember me but he did one of my hip replacements whilst his registrar did the other. I am sat here now on my 60th birthday thanking him for giving me my mobility back because had he and his registrar not operated, I am quite sure I would have completely lost my mobility very soon. Now I am both walking and moving pain free so what a great "Gift" that was! I do get the occasional twinge but I can live with that. And if I accidentally knock my hips against something, even lightly, they really hurt (The incision area I mean) but I can live with that. I have recently been discharged from the orthopedics department at Southport Hospital by a surgeon who told me my hips were perfect. So that's great isn't it. I just hope they last a long time and I don't need a revision. So thanks again to Mr Cope and his team for doing a fab job. Best wishes Shirley Rimmer LTHR Dec 11th 2014 RTHR April 28th 2016

Total knee replacement

Posted Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 13:46 PM
Six weeks after the operation I am walking without pain. The physio discharged me. I have a 120 knee bend. The scar is looking good and I feel better than I have felt for years. I am pain free and I am looking forward to getting back to fell walking soon. Thank you Marcus for everything. Also I must thank the staff at Fulwood Hall hospital for their care.

Reassurance and confidence

Posted Thursday 18 May 2017 07:52 AM
To Marcus, Bill, operating staff, nurses and all other associated staff. Manny, many thanks for all your care and attention during my recent visit. Your expertise was second to none and your attention, reassurance and confidence made my stay almost enjoyable. Much appreciated regards LDM Hip April 2017 Renacres Hall Hospital

Fulwood Knee replacement

Posted Thursday 18 May 2017 07:48 AM
Thank you to all the staff of Mr Cope's clinic who made my stay at Fulwood Hall so comfortable. I can't fault the treatment I had, the wonderful nursing staff and the fabulous food! (I have gained 2lbs in weight!) I am very grateful and look forward to full mobility again in the future. EB 18th April 2017

Partial Knee Replacement

Posted Thursday 16 Mar 2017 22:26 PM
At 9 weeks post surgery I'm completely amazed at my recovery. I can't previously recall a pain free day, so it really is amazing that I now feel nothing. No pain at all! In the words of my physio yesterday my knee "is perfect give or take 1%." I have a 130 degree bend and I'm now looking forward to getting out on my bike. I can also keep up with my toddler. I couldn't recommend Marcus Cope more. Thank you so very much. The staff at Fulwood Hall Hospital were also amazing.

Total Knee Replacement

Posted Friday 10 Mar 2017 09:47 AM
Having sent a letter to Mr Cope, to thank him and his team, shortly after my surgery - three months on, I am writing here to say how very, very pleased I am with my total knee replacement and to say again how kind, thoughtful and understanding, everyone who cared for me, was - before, during and after my operation. I could not have wished for better treatment from anyone. I was given the reassurance and support which I needed at what is basically a stressful time for any patient. Thank you Mr Cope for giving me back, the ability to walk normally again and thanks to all those involved in my care which has been excellent. AR

Thank you

Posted Friday 02 Dec 2016 09:37 AM
Mr Cope for all you have done for me. I will not forget the relief of no after so long and the joy of wanting to go for a walk without limping and sticks. Thank you once again ML (hip and knee replacement)

Full Hip Replacement update

Posted Thursday 01 Dec 2016 00:24 AM
Had my hip replacement at Renacres Ormskirk in March 2014. Went down to Cornwall, one rainy day went for walk over the rocks. Did a full somersault. Elbow,knee and ankle badly bruised and swollen, hip fine. Once again thankyou Mr Cope and all staff for giving me my life back.

TKR February 20016

Posted Friday 07 Oct 2016 10:48 AM
I would like to thank Mr Cope and his team at Renacres for the excellent pre, inpatient and post op care. The knee is a total success and the recovery time far less than expected. The physiotherapist commented that she thought the was a mini miracle going on with my recovery and I was discharged from physio after just 3 visits.

Full hip replacement

Posted Friday 26 Aug 2016 17:23 PM
I had hip replacement surgery done at Renacres by Marcus Cope , January 2016 it has been total game changer for me and can't thank him enough for the difference it has made to my life would recommend him to anyone needing hip replacement , I have total mobility back and the icing on the cake is , all I have to show for it is an almost invisible 6 " scar .

Partial Knee Replacement (PKR)

Posted Monday 04 Jan 2016 20:03 PM
A year after my operation for a Partial Knee Replacement I can honestly say it has been a complete success. Marcus Cope's accelerated recovery technique enabled me to return to playing golf in 7 weeks and ballroom dancing in 8 weeks. His recommendation to undergo a Partial replacement suited my condition, as all my problem was on the medial side of my right knee. Two major benefits from this surgery were a quicker recovery time and my knee feels completely my own and not artificial. I am completely pain free and I now also have a straight leg . I would not hesitate to highly recommend Mr. Cope and all the Renarces team for replacement surgery and after care.

I have my life back

Posted Monday 08 Jun 2015 14:09 PM
I had a total hip replacement on 10th April 2015. I was not looking forward to this at all as I had my right hip done at Wrightington 5 years ago. I am in a position to compare the two operations and after care. This operation went extremely well, only in theatre an hour. The comparison is like medieval versus 21st century. I had no pain, only slight discomfort.A scar half the size of the previous one , and no hard scar tissue to interfere with my muscle recovery. The enhanced recovery used by Mr Cope meant I was walking 14 hours after the op and discharged 40 hours after the op. 5 years ago at Wrightington they kept me on morphine ( unnecessary) and immobile on my back for 60 hours and discharged me after 5 days of great discomfort , feeling very poorly. Mr Cope's method meant I went home feeling well and walking. I was walking normally, without a stick, 7 weeks after the op. The nursing care, from the immediate recovery room to my bedside care was excellent . I was checked frequently , including during the night. Mr Cope gave me a bonus- he evened my legs up after Wrightington left me with a leg length discrepancy - now I walk forwards instead of with a penguin waddle and my 5 years of back pain disappeared rapidly. I am extremely grateful to Mr Cope for giving me my life back .

New hip

Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015 11:36 AM
many thanks Mr Cope and all your team for my recent surgery. From pre op to post op and physiotherapy all was faultless and would recommend to anyone with a view to joint replacement I am post op 7 weeks and now walking up to 3 miles a day !1

Total Hip Replacement

Posted Monday 11 May 2015 08:55 AM
I am a 68 year old male and I had my operation in August 2014. I was amazed at how quick I recovered. I'm in a walking club and thought it would be a long time before I was able to walk with them again. How wrong I was, my fitness has continued to progress to the point were i was able to complete a strenuous walk over Helvellyn in April 2015. Many thanks to all

Total knee replacement

Posted Friday 08 May 2015 18:35 PM
I had my op last September and I am so pleased that all the pain caused by the arthritis I had has gone. A big thank you to Mr Cope and his team at Renacres for all the care I received, they were very patient with me because I have a needle phobia and fainted a few times before I went into theatre, I can't believe how quick the op was considering it is major surgery. My recovery was really quick and i was out walking my dog again after a couple of months. If I ever need my other knee doing I wouldn't think twice about going to Mr Cope again. J Prescott


Posted Sunday 26 Apr 2015 09:03 AM
Just wanred to say thank you for the wonderfull care i was given at renacers after my THR by Mr cope and his team. Could not of gone through with it without there complete understanding of my fear of needles. I had my op on 23rd march iam now 5wks post op and can honestly say i feel 100% better and hope to go back to work within the next 3wks. Amazing really when you think a lot of people dont go back to work for months. But thanks to fast track recovery iam able to carry on with a painfree life. Joanne age 48

A big thanks to Mr Cope and his wonderful team.

Posted Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 21:38 PM
I came into hospital for a hip replacement operation and I have to say I was so frightened and tearful to say the least. However, I can't thank you enough for all the kindness and caring way that you looked after me, nothing seemed to be any trouble for any of you at all. I can't thank you all enough for making the whole time spent in hospital a much more enjoyable experience than a frightening one. Kind regards AL

Dear Mr Cope

Posted Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 21:35 PM
I have just returned from my first holiday since my second hip replacement. I just wish to say how much these two operations have significantly improved my quality of life. I will always be grateful to you and your team. Many, many thanks DC.

How little pain I experienced!

Posted Wednesday 10 Dec 2014 10:50 AM
I write to thank you for your prompt care and expertise shown to me during my hip replacement surgery in April. Your clear explanation before the procedure was informative and very reassuring (even if the obligatory listing of all possible complications was rather alarming!). I was surprised at how little pain I experienced after what is quite a major surgery and am delighted at the progress I have made since. I was almost immediately free from the back pain which has plagued my life for several years and now six weeks on I have no pain, greater mobility and a normal gait. I am amazed at how well the incision has healed and at how small it is. Please accept my grateful thanks JB

The joy of a new knee

Posted Friday 05 Dec 2014 13:58 PM
I have suffered with osteo arthritis for the past 15 years. My condition is considerably worse because I was badly injured in a RTA in my early 30s leaving my left side poorly aligned. Mr Cope replaced my left knee with a total knee replacement and everything changed. From day 2. I have been walking without crutches and cannot praise his accelerated recovery programme enough. There is some pain but his pain control prescribing is excellent, you need a degree of determination and a commitment to doing the exercises and icing regimes as directed. I now walk with much less limping, I have a full active life and I sleep well without the pain keeping me awake. The care and expertise of Marcus Cope and the team at Renacres is exemplary, long may it continue. M.E.

Life Back to Normal - Thank You!!

Posted Tuesday 11 Nov 2014 08:20 AM
For two years prior to having both my hips replaced, I was stooped when walking and in the latter stages, the pain was not being adequately controlled with pain killers. Sleep depravation became the norm. I did not enjoy any physical activity and even playing golf became difficult. Leg movement became very restricted. X-rays revealed osteoarthritis and the only course of action was hip replacement. I had my first hip replacement in October 2013 and the second in January 2014. Boy what a difference now! I now enjoy walking, playing golf, going to the gym and will shortly be purchasing a bicycle. I am totally pain free, walking upright and my quality of life has improved dramatically. I cannot thank Mr Cope enough for his skill and dedication and that of his team and staff at Renacres Hospital. Many thanks to you all! K. Bishop.

Hip replacement

Posted Monday 10 Nov 2014 13:56 PM
I had a right hip replacement in March and thanks to Mr Cope, I have my life back, long distant rambling and dancing again, things I have not done for over a year. Very appreciative of of all the team at Renacres. Great to feel normal again. CP.

Many, many thanks.

Posted Friday 26 Sep 2014 12:35 PM
I have just returned from my first holiday since my second hip replacement. I just wish to say how much these two operations have significantly improved my quality of life. I will always be grateful to you and your team. DC

LF 2013

Posted Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 10:11 AM
I'm a staff nurse on the elective Orthopedic ward at Ormskirk Hospital. I had a Right Total Hip Replacement in January 2013 at the age of 30.?I was born with hip dysplasia, and my hip had got progressively worse after having my two children. I walked with a bad limp and was self conscious about this and was also in a lot of pain which I wouldn't admit at the time as I was frightened of having the surgery at a young age.?Mr Cope had advised me several times to have surgery and how I would benefit from this, after 2 years or more with my head in the sand I decided to have the operation as I was struggling in work, struggling on days out with my family.?I have to say it's the best decision I have ever made! I'm so grateful to Mr Cope and his team and all the care I received. I don't suffer with any pain, most days I forget I've had it done unless someone mentions it. I keep active, go to work pain free, and family days out are much more enjoyable. People who knew me before comment on how well I'm walking and I don't try and avoid people when they are walking towards me any more. I wish I had done it sooner as life is for living today and I have a much better quality of life now than I did a couple of years ago.

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