Mr Michael Moss

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

01243 753032

info@michaelmoss.info

Replacing a worn out joint isn’t just about relieving pain as it was some years ago. Nowadays patients expect a more functional joint which enables them to continue with their increasingly active lifestyles. In the UK, more than 30,000 people undergo knee replacements each year, and nearly two thirds are women. Historically, knee joints were made the same shape but in different sizes. Now it is recognised that people’s joints are a different shape as well as a different size.

Why Shape Matters

 

In 2013 Mr Moss treated the captain of the Argentinian and South American polo teams, Ignacio (Nacho to friends) Figueras. He is one of the top 100 players in the world, with a six-goal handicap and has been the face of Ralph Lauren’s Black Label since 2005.

During the 2013 St Regis International Cup, he suffered a crashing fall as his horse somersaulted over him and he fractured his pelvis. 

"When I fractured my pelvis falling from a horse playing high goal polo in May 2013, at Cowdray Park Polo Club in West Sussex, I was totally unprepared for the pain and almost complete debilitation I experienced in those first few hours and days.  Having Mr Moss assigned as my orthopedic surgeon, at St. Richards Hospital, was a blessing.  As one of the UK's top orthopedic surgeons he wholeheartedly recommended that I should NOT have an operation on my pelvis, and instead to allow my body to heal naturally (for the first week under his daily care).

Keeping the greatest polo players playing

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect when I come to hospital?

Following your appointment with Mr Moss, his practice manager Niki Bassett will get in touch to offer you a convenient date and time for admission. Following this discussion you will have an hour-long appointment with our pre-assessment nursing/physiotherapy team. This will be to discuss medical history, medication, recovery after surgery, equipment you may need, home circumstances and any worries you may have regarding your treatment. The nurse will liaise with Mr Moss’s anaesthetist regarding your test results. If the anaesthetist is concerned about your medical history he may ask you to attend another appointment to see him in clinic.

On the day of admission you will be taken to your room by one of our receptionist team. The nurse in charge of your care will confirm your medical history and check your medication has not changed since your pre-assessment appointment. You will then be prepared for theatre. Mr Moss and his anaesthetist will see you prior to theatre to explain fully what they will be doing and consent with be obtained.

Following surgery you will continue to be looked after in your own room by the nursing and physiotherapy staff.

Mr Moss or his anaesthetist will review you on a daily ward round. You will be visited daily by our resident medical doctor who is on-call to answer any questions. You will also be visited by our pharmacist to ensure the pain medication is suitable for you.