It is surgeon's like Ed Newman from Christchurch who has perfected these operations and dedicated nurses like Vic, above, who provide excellent after care, that makes it possible for broken-down mountaineers to regain quality of life.
Under those 11 inch strips of tape which hide the scars and my new triathlon knees, is my hope for the future. Stryker Orthopaedics, the maker of the Triathlon Knee System, the industry's fastest-growing total knee replacement system worldwide. is now able to produce the highest possible quality knees, but you need the surgeons who can do the job and are able to select the right knee to meet your individual vision. Mine is to play football with the boys, walk freely in the hills again, and climb a small peak or two, or three. I want the quality of life back again.
Thanks Ed Newman and team at St. Goerge's in Christchurch.
I am working hard on the rigorous recovery programme that requires 5 training sessions a day.
As I do this programme I am enjoying reading Steve Gurney's new book. Lucky Legs.
Perhaps my next book will be Lucky Knees.