Lower Limb Surgery
As part of his general lower limb orthopaedic practice Mr Weitzel undertakes various lower limb surgical procedures including hip and knee replacement surgery and surgery for fractures and sports injuries.
Hip & knee replacement
Mr Weitzel uses modern design implants that are in widespread use and have well proven excellent 10 year-survival rates of well over 95%. Patient satisfaction with the outcome has been very high and the complication rates are low. A 10-year review of Mr Weitzel’s practice showed that deep infection is extremely rare (<0.2% in knee and none in hip replacement), and there were no postoperative deaths.
Further evidence for the safety of Mr Weitzel’s joint replacement practice can be found in a recent summary of his record produced by the National Joint Register and can be viewed here.
Below you see X-ray examples of patients with severe osteoarthritis of the hip before (Fig 1) and after (Fig 2) total hip replacement, and of the knee before (Fig 3) and after (Fig 4) total knee replacement that have been successfully treated under Mr Weitzel’s care.
Lower limb surgery related imagery
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