In my youth I was a competitive waterskier and at age 20 in the early 80's I had a major waterski accident which tore the ligaments in my right knee.
After many months in plaster and surgery I was able to walk again but never fully fit without a slight limp and with lots of play in the knee joint.
Over the past 30 years my knee became very painful and after seeing several surgeons was told there was nothing that could be done. I was told that I was too young for a knee replacement and had to wait until my knee gave way and then to have the knee replaced.
I am so pleased that after seeing a London based surgeon I then met Mr Hartley for a second opinion.
Immediately I knew Mr Hartley was the right surgeon - the clarity of his explanation of what was wrong and what needed to be done was very reassuring.
After scan's and X-ray's etc. Mr Hartley said he could sort out my knee and re-build it using donor ligaments without having to replace my knee.
I had the operation in September 2011 and cannot ever thank Mr Hartley enough, at 50 I can now walk without a limp and without pain. I have started water skiing again and enjoying sport once more.
I could not recommend anyone more highly and will always appreciate what Mr Hartley has done for me, thank you.