John Hardy

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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 12:51
Some patient can walk and chew gum at the same time. Personally I would be offended. Just as I am when a patient try's to record me and not ask permission.
I dictate my letters in front of the patient and offer them a copy as a gold standard. I would there expect them to fill the app in after the consult while the info is fresh in their minds.

What is a sparks?

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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 10:23

Just the point. The patient takes the App in to write down just what the consultant said before it is forgotten. Works wonders when you get home and your better half or Mum asks what did the doctor say? The codes are NHS OPCS codes.

What is a sparks? Are you an electrician?

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Posted: 21/03/2013 at 06:59
That would be great no doubt. I agree that doctors in particular should have good communication skills. I am always trying to improve mine and if you were to review the app you would see that for a patient attending a consultation about a knee problem the ability to retain the information provided and have it at hand is enhanced by the App.

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Posted: 16/03/2013 at 08:16
Good point Dave the Ex-Spartan.

However, many patients are like rabbits in headlights. They forget what has been said in the 15 minute consult allowed in the NHS. They then get home and a partner asks what the doctor said?

This gives the patient the ability to save the diagnosis and proposed treatment in their PDA. They can save important contact details and appointments.

Not many will know the questions to ask a surgeon at the next consult, what to take in to hospital, what rehab to do after. It is all in this App to use with your consultant to get the best patient-doctor interaction possible.

Ultimately, it will help to either reassure a patient or expose a doctors shortfalls.

Hope this Helps

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 18:22

You are correct. There is no chance of the digital world taking over the traditional medical skill of taking a History to elicit clinical symptoms, performing an Examination to elicit clinical signs and confirming a diagnosis with Special Investigations like an MRI. If so I would be out of a job.

The Knee Arthroscopy eSupport App is to educate and allow patients to collect their own essential information following knee injury. It is not for patients who self medicate after minor injury (the great majority). It is for athletes with persistent pain more than 6 weeks who have sought a professional opinion.

Hope this helps.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 16:10
Dear All, Sorry I have not been about much but I have been getting a Knee Arthroscopy eSupport App prepared for the launch of this new NHS facility.

Injury Advice Through NHS Choices Website

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 11:25


Glad to help

 John Hardy

Sore Knees

Posted: 07/10/2011 at 15:22

Lets open this up to the readership. This is an interesting point that should be debated.

The house believes that a person running 20 miles with normal knees should not develop knee pain. There should be enough experienced runners at this distance to tell us their experiences. When i was training for rowing as a young man we would do up to 20 miles a week but over whole week. I have never had knee pain.
I look after many Marathon runners with different problems that do not have knee pain.


I want to hear from you if you can run a marathon without knee pain during or after.

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Posted: 07/10/2011 at 10:38
Sussex runner,

I have plenty to sell but on this forum it is for free. I get the occasional 5 mins between patients to offer free professional advice because most of the Internet chatter on here includes unhelpful advice or wrong advice. However, it is educational for me to also see the sort of pathology out there in the community that will never get to see a professional. If you took the trouble to search my previous threads you would see that is the case.

I do not work in the NHS now but continue to teach NHS trainees and now and again offer free advice to those who cannot get to the professional they need to see or cannot afford to see because they cannot afford PMI or they are underinsured with the likes of PPP and BUPA.

If the rest of the runners at runners world do not want a professional looking in from time to time that is OK by me.

John Hardy

Sore Knees

Posted: 06/10/2011 at 16:31


It is not normal to have sore knees. Where is the pain in your knees after 20 miles.  Looking at your right and left knee from the front think of each as a clockface. Where is the pain for each knee?

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