Cricketing star Monty Panesar treated for Dancing on Ice injury at BMI The Saxon Clinic

International cricketer, Monty Panesar, has been undergoing treatment for a fractured ankle at BMI The Saxon Clinic in Buckinghamshire.

Monty fractured his ankle during rehearsals for the latest series of Dancing On Ice, which began on ITV on 7 January. Mr Atif Malik, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at BMI The Saxon Clinic, has been treating Monty’s injury.

Mr Malik said: “Monty sustained a fracture to his distal fibula. He required an Open Reduction/Internal Fixation operation of his fracture and was placed into a plaster following this. He is currently non-weight bearing and completing exercises to ensure that once he is out of the plaster, he limits the amount of muscle wasting due to the injury.”

Once the plaster comes off, Monty will undergo an extensive period of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, which Mr Malik says will “get him back to full sporting activity in the shortest time period possible.”

Monty’s injury caused him to withdraw from Dancing On Ice just a few weeks after his involvement in the show was officially announced.

Monty said: “Since I’ve suffered the injury, I was surprised how quickly I’ve managed to heal. I’m very happy with Mr Malik’s help and advice, it’s been absolutely brilliant. When you have such a traumatic experience you need good support around you, you need trust, and I have full trust in Mr Malik.

“I would recommend the BMI Saxon Clinic because I think the facilities are great. You need a really good place where rehab and mending can happen very quickly, and this is a great place for it.”

But Monty’s injury hasn’t chilled his love of the ice, as on 8-9 February 2018 he’s planning to take part in the Ice Cricket Tournament in Switzerland. He added: “I believe I can get back to where my ankle was. You know what we sportsmen are like, once we get a taste of a challenge, we want to continue with it!”

Categories: Health

Date: 5th January 2018

Mandeville hospital

To whom it may concern

In a world where criticism of Healthcare is rife, I felt compelled to write to thank you on the high level of care and service I received from your staff this week at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

I was admitted recently to the Day Procedures Unit with a ruptured Achilles tendon. All staff there were extremely kind and helpful and kept me informed at all times. Unfortunately there were several emergency cases that day and I was unable to have the scheduled operation. Annoyed at first, and after such a long wait, I soon understood this as I had been informed that this was possible and it was necessary to help patients with greater injuries than myself. Very frustrating, but I know that if a member of my family needed an urgent emergency operation I would expect to have priority over a non-emergency operation. Most reasonable people would share this opinion. The DPU staff helped me overcome my great disappointment with kind, reassuring words as well as some much needed food and drink.

I returned a couple of days later (Sunday) and was operated on by Mr Atif Malik. He answered my questions willingly and patiently before and after the operation. He instilled in me a confidence which I needed at the time, as I was so very nervous. His excellent team, from the Junior doctors, theatre staff and support staff, were outstanding and their professional approach and cheerful attitude certainly helped me through.

In Orthopaedic Ward 2 I was looked after in an exemplary fashion. All staff were kind and considerate, nothing was too much trouble and I was able to relax and begin my recovery. The same can be said on discharge from members of the ward Admin, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy departments.

This is the first time in my life that I have written such a letter. I was so impressed and grateful to all your staff I felt the need to let you know. My most sincere thanks to you all.

Yours sincerely

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