Knees-up for family trio
THREE members of the same family are celebrating after surgeons at Weston General Hospital helped them to walk again. Jenny Shaw, aged 43, from Kewstoke was left unable to stand or walk when she dislocated every ligament in her knee in an accident playing
THREE members of the same family are celebrating after surgeons at Weston General Hospital helped them to walk again.Jenny Shaw, aged 43, from Kewstoke was left unable to stand or walk when she dislocated every ligament in her knee in an accident playing hockey.Renowned surgeons reconstructed her ligaments and fitted her with a new knee implant so she could move around again.Jenny's brother Nick Shaw, aged 45, from Milton, underwent keyhole surgery on his knee at the hospital and their father Peter, aged 75, also had a knee replacement fitted due to painful arthritis.Jenny said: "The team at Weston, particularly Mike Radford, really went the extra mile for me. It was the staff's persistent efforts to make sure I had the best possible treatment that resulted in a top surgeon coming over from France."I have either been in plaster or wearing a knee brace since my accident and I have had physiotherapy continuously. Again, I have had fantastic support from physiotherapist Jason Seaton, who has kept me going when the pain has been bad and I've been feeling down."For a while, my future looked bleak, but now thanks to the Weston team, I can walk, cycle and swim again, though I think my days on the hockey pitch are over."Our whole family has had a great experience of surgery and aftercare at Weston General Hospital and we are all on our feet and mobile again because of it.