Dr JN Cakic

Specialist Orthopaedic surgeon
MD, FCS (SA) Orth, MMed (Orth) WITS, PhD(Med)WITS

Patient experiences

I struggled with my left hip for over a year before I saw Chuck & had seen several physiotherapists and an osteopath, none of whom had helped long term. Chuck diagnosed my condition in less than 5 minutes & constructed a plan to correct.

Patient experiences

Gary Friend

I struggled with my left hip for over a year before I saw Chuck & had seen several physiotherapists and an osteopath, none of whom had helped long term. Chuck diagnosed my condition in less than 5 minutes & constructed a plan to correct. I was forced to stop playing squash in April 2008 and by December, I was walking very badly and almost every joint was a source of pain. I was taking painkillers every day.

In January, I had my hip replaced via the AMIS technique. I was attracted to this due to the faster recovery it offered. Whilst it is still a major operation & the first 2-3 weeks were still tough, I was back at gym inside 3 weeks and back at work full-time after 4 weeks.

The day after the operation I was walking on crutches and the pain in all my joints disappeared almost immediately. After 10 weeks I was back at the driving range and have just played my first round of golf in under 12 weeks. My body was looser than I have been for over 12 months and I now have many days when I don’t actually ‘feel’ my hip. My rehabilitation has been great, due in a large part by the assistance & guidance of physiotherapist Liz Browne to the point where I am close to full fitness.

Over the next 4 weeks my plan is to build up to running and getting back on a squash court slowly. For 12 months I did not believe I would be able to do this again. The AMIS technique just makes sense to me. If you do not have to cut muscles, why do it? One word of advice, take the rehabilitation slowly!
Regards, Gary

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Recovery videos

24 hours after surgery

10 days after surgery

2 Weeks after surgery

1 month after surgery