Alteknacker wrote:skiker wrote:... given the shambles of health care here, I wouldn't venture that ours are better.
Hmm. We've unfortunately had quite a few visits to hospitals on a variety of fairly serious matters in the last few years (an inevitable concomitant of passing 3 score, sadly), some private (because I was insured through my job before I retired) and some on the NHS.
Our experience of the NHS is that it has been uniformly superb. I've just had a rotator cuff arthroscopy, on the left shoulder, which I had to wait no longer for and so far is going just as well as the one I had on the right shoulder a couple of years ago as a private patient.
My very brief and minor experience of health care in the USA was that most of the time was taken up with admin and checking that you had enough money to pay.
I totally agree with Alteknacker - the NHS care and advice is "superb". The single most important thing of all, which I forgot to mention in my previous advice because it is so obvious. The key to hill-walking with knee replacements is follow the medical advice, do the prescribed physio exercises religiously - and if unsure about anything at all, ask for further advice. Despite the pressure on them, NHS staff are always (in my experience) more than happy to take the time to give detailed, specific advice.