Mt Talbot removed a large bone chip from my shoulder - caused by an injury years previously. Even after the removal fo the bone chip and after physio, my shoulder movement was quite restricted and I experienced a fair degree of pain. The most comment next step was to have a full shoulder replacement. Rather than undergo this invasive and disruptive procedure with its associated risks, I took the recommendation of Mr Talbot to be one of the first patients he treated using a specific focussed injection of my own stem cells into the joint.
The procedure took no more than 15 - 30 mins - including extracting the stem cells from a small sample of my blood.
Over the subsequent months my shoulder pain reduced and the movement in my shoulder increased. Now I have almost full movement in my shoulder and I have to do something really intensive to trigger shoulder pain!
The whole result feels like a minor miracle! I am extremely grateful to Mr Talbot and the team for thinking out of the box and looking at all possibilities to 'fix me'. And of course, during all this, their care was excellent - expert opinion, friendly and empathetic, listening and with a sense of humour.
With the very painful onset of a frozen shoulder which had previously been broken, I was seen immediately. I had an X-Ray, diagnosis and injection all on that same day. Absolutely fantastic and I wouldn’t hesitate to return to this extremely professional yet understanding consultant who is clearly at the top of his profession
Mr Talbot was first class. He was empathetic and quick to try to resolve the pain that I was experiencing. Having carried out treatment to my shoulder, he was also efficient in referring me to another consultant in the hospital.
Mr Talbot is lovely and very approachable. I’ve just had surgery for a frozen shoulder, three days later I went for physio and I was amazed that I have nearly 100 full movement back.
Puts you at ease, has a very caring manner, fully confident in his abilities I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Talbot to you.
His help and advice was greatly appreciated
From the first consultation, to the last post op consultation Mr Talbot was very informative, reassuring and professional, I cannot praise him (and his team at the Duchy Harrogate) for the care they gave and answering any questions that I had during the process, I am not back to being fit and healthy and enjoy being able to pick up my daughter and ride my bike once again. I would always recommend Mr Talbot to anyone unfortunate enough to need his expertise.
A significant muscle tear was identified in my right shoulder. Mr Talbot clearly described the condition and provided an explanation of the procedure required to repair this. The operation took place on the 22nd of january 2018 and the results have been highly satisfactory as has the follow up. I am very satisfied with the professional performance provided by Mr Talbot and his friendly, easy-going bedside manner helped make the entire experience as pleasant as one can expect a surgical procedure to be.
Mr Talbot always was attentive, interested and I never felt he had any time constraints as I know he does. Professional and caring to the elderly patients.
Mr Talbot has a professional yet friendly and courteous manner. I was kept fully informed and involved in all aspects of my condition and decision making process. Mr Talbot gave me realistic expectations as to the future prognosis. A quality experience.
A great mixture of professional and experienced with a friendly open nature that allows you to feel at ease and ask questions. Very useful if, like me, your a nervous patient!
Excellent care and great skill which has made a real difference to my shoulder after surgery. I was back playing golf seven months after my operation following physio and healing time.
My right shoulder repair where'd I had my initial trauma,following a bad fall on an icy path in which I severed all the ligaments, has been very successful with good movement subsequently. However my left shoulder is not so good, with restricted movement,which I understand is due to nerve damage. I still cannot quite reach to place my left hand on the steering wheel and therefore am unable to drive my car. Fortunately my husband is a good chauffeur. I am told this will take a long time to repair which at my age is not a happy omen! MRW
Mr Talbot was very accommodating with his time in order to minimise our sons absence from school. Our son clearly understood the process and was able to make a sensible choice for himself about whether to go ahead with the surgery.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Talbot. I visited his private practice and found him charming, patient and very reassuring. He took time to explain the complex workings of the shoulder in easy to understand words, never making me feel uncomfortable with trivial questions. On reviewing various tests he suggested two courses of treatment invasive and non invasive, giving the pros and cons of both and the likely outcome. He left the decision with me which although more difficult, I appreciated that he didn’t immediately suggest surgery which I feel many surgeons may have done.
Very professional consultation. Mr Talbot explained his findings very carefully and the advise that he gave me proved excellent.
LARS reconstruction of AC joint ligaments following cycling crash. Quick access through Michelle, Chalie's medical secretary (note: The BMI couldn't get me an appointment!). First consultation on the Thursday and surgery on the Monday following. 3 weeks post operation and making really good progress (on the Watt Bike 2 days post-op but don't tell Charlie!). Excellent treatment so wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
As a patient of Mr Talbot I would highly recommend anyone with shoulder problems to see him. He explains everything in detail, has a kind, caring, friendly manner and is an excellent surgeon. I have undergone shoulder surgery twice performed by Mr Talbot and couldn’t have been in better hands.
More than happy with Mr Talbot. He is polite and courteous and is obviously good at his job. I have had surgery on my elbow with him and that has been a complete success, as well as a variety of cortisone jabs which have also been successful.
I would recommend him to anybody.
Mr Talbot explained fully what my injury/problem was and how it impacted on joint movement and strength, this was my right shoulder, at this time I was “very left handed” and I could not change a light bulb or wash a car using that arm. Scans/XRays were carried out and an operation planned, this was fully explained and carried out early October 2017, the result was way better than expected, I now have full movement and regained lost strength in that shoulder, following the operation Mr Talbot discussed the Physio required and explained the procedure to regain full movement the Physio team explained the plan and progress points which I followed to the letter and was always ahead of the plan which pleased the Physio staff, October 2018 I have full movement and strength in my right shoulder
I still do some of the exercises that Helen advised to keep full movement.
To sum up the service and operation the “Operation was Excellent with no issues better than expected” really very good indeed
I would strongly recommend Mr Talbot and his team
Mr Talbot was very helpful when I discussed my concerns about my minor operation and the operation was very successful.
I was dealt with in a very friendly and professional manner and the diagnosis and treatment was well explained ,
Mr Talbot was very reassuring that he would look after me, and he did. The constant pain that needed medication four times a day went very quickly indeed. I was told what would happen and what to expect and it was entirely as explained to me. Not easy sleeping after operation for a little while but after following instructions, that only lasted a short while. Cannot speak highly enough about him!
Very professional, personable and got to grips with the problem very easily. Also made himself available should I wish to contact him following my operation.
Personable and efficient. Straight forward diagnosis with good advice.
Mr Talbot has a warm welcoming demeanour. He shows a genuine interest in your particular concerns and how these affect you as an individual. His knowledge and expertise are without doubt and leave you feeling confident in your choice of consultant.
Can’t recommend Mr Talbot enough. Excellent results from surgery. Very reassuring, patient and kind. Communication was excellent throughout.
Mr Talbot is absolutely amazing his procedures are carried out with exceptional skill. Highly recommended and after care second to none. Thank you
I had a problem with my shoulder and it was making me miserable as soon as I saw Charlie I had every confidence in his ability. He has a very easy manner and extremely approachable. He put me very much at my ease and the treatment he recommended cured my problem completely. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Excellent service and the treatment worked brilliantly.
Very thorough and friendly
I saw Mr Talbot regarding a long term shoulder problem as a result of playing a lot of rugby in my youth. I was very well looked after at the Duchy and Mr Talbot explained everything prior to my operation. The recovery was as I had expected and the shoulder is like brand new. I would highly recommend Mr Talbot and his team.