Professor Oliver Pearce
FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Specialising in hip and knee surgery.
Visiting Professor, Open University.
Visiting Professor, University of Bedford.
Visiting Professor, Cranfield University.
Senior Lecturer University of Buckingham Medical School.
Senior Lecturer National Centre of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough.
Hip and Knee Replacement operations for osteoarthritis have been the success story of the last 30 years. They rank amongst the highest satisfaction rates for surgical outcome of any operations. In combination with the Rapid Recovery Programme focusing on pain relief at the time of the surgery, when a replacement joint is needed, it now needn't be a painful experience.
Not all knee conditions require replacement; keyhole surgery (arthroscopy) can treat many conditions of the knee. The most common examples of which are cartilage (meniscal) tears, defects in the cartilage surface of the bones and many others.
With the increasing numbers of people having had hip or knee replacements these last 20-30 years, there is the eventual need for 'revision' surgery. This is technically more demanding than the primary replacement operation, and this type of surgery requires extensive training and experience. There are now technological solutions to the bone loss that can occur with loosening of these implants. This improves the outcome of even the more complicated operations.
“Professor Pearce carried out a complete left knee replacement on myself during July 2017. I consider myself most fortunate to have benefited from the skill of Professor Pearce and his team at the Saxon Clinic.
Professor Pearce carried out an in-depth consultation with my wife and myself reassuring us of the utmost care and attention at all times. My wife and I felt totally at ease regarding the procedure and recovery. Fortunately as per Professor Pearce’s prediction I made a full and speedy recovery.
During my final consultation with Professor Pearce he informed me that due to following instructions from his recovery team I am among the top 5% knee replacement patients in the country.I am of the opinion that my recovery was in most part down to the skills demonstrated by Professor Pearce and his excellent ability assure me of the outcome of having the operation. I am now able to walk and climb stairs with no pain what so ever.”
“I've had 2 successful operations both carried out by Professor Pearce, the first following a fractured Tibia and Fibia and the second for a replacement hip. Both operations were carried out in a professional manner by both Professor Pearce and the nursing team and I received a first class service on both occasions. Although being in Hospital is never a wanted experience, I would never hesitate receiving treatment from Professor Pearce in the future.”
“At the relatively young age of 53 I required double hip replacements which was a somewhat daunting thought. Professor Pearce guided me through this decision professionally and sympathetically. The preparation, care during and after the operations was excellent and kind and encouraging. The whole team worked really hard on my behalf to get me up and mobile as quickly as possible. I am now 7 months post operations and am back playing tennis and have been on one ski trip and about to go on another. Last year I could barely walk through the airport after a ski trip, this year no stopping me! Best decision I ever made to have them both done at the same time. Thank you.”
“I found the explanation as to the cause and effect of arthritis in my right knee clear and concise. Similarly the run through of knee replacement procedure, possible risks and what to expect post op. were stated simply and without bias. I am very pleased with the subsequent outcome and will have no hesitation in approaching Professor Pearce to similarly deal with my left knee in the near future.”
“Professor Pearce performed the removal of a bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus of my left knee, which was the result of a sporting injury. Once the MRI scan results were available Professor Pearce took swift action to ensure that the procedure could be performed asap. In fact, having diagnosed the injury, Professor Pearce and his team were able to negotiate a fast track approval from Bupa and ensure that I was in theatre the very next day.
Throughout the process all information given was clear and concise as well as likely recovery times and associated risks. The procedure was a great success and I was back playing sport again 4 weeks later. I would not hesitate in recommending Professor Pearce to other patients with Knee injuries and would like to thank Professor Pearce and his team for going out of their way to ensure that action was taken at the earliest opportunity.”