Driving, gardening and even getting dressed were all becoming extremely difficult for Olivia Ready as a condition which caused her fingers to bend over on her left hand became progressively worse.
Olivia Ready suffered from a condition called Dupuytrens contracture, which causes one or more fingers to bend over towards the palm of the hand. Being left handed it was becoming a real nuisance and was making every day chores increasingly difficult.
Mr Oliver has done a brilliant job and I couldn't have been treated better by him or the other hospital staff.
Mrs Olivia Ready
Being a member of Benenden - and a former Sister at Benenden Hospital - Mrs Ready sought help from consultant orthopaedic surgeon Matthew Oliver.
Mrs Ready, aged 72, was treated as an out-patient at Benenden Hospital and then had to have her hand in plaster for two weeks. She made a speedy recovery and is delighted with the results.
She said: "I put up with it for several years, as if you have the operation too soon it can come back again. It was a real nuisance as I was starting to struggle to change gear in the car, lifting saucepans was difficult, it was hard to lift pots in the garden and even getting dressed or putting make up on was hard.
"Mr Oliver has done a brilliant job and I couldn't have been treated better by him or the other hospital staff."
Published 27 August 2014