Mum’s dream of seeing her four-year-old son walk now possible thanks to NHS surgery

For four-year-old Reuben Bescoby, walking has always been a challenge as he has suffered from hip dislocations his entire life.

However, thanks to elective surgery at Lincoln County Hospital, where his femur and pelvis were reconstructed, his mother Jade can soon see him go to school for the first time.

“Reuben is a very active little boy and his hip was coming out of the pan regularly before surgery,” Jade said. “He took a few steps, but often fell because of the dislocations.

“We now hope we can get him to work and it would be great to see him go to school on his first day in the intake class in September.”

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Reuben, who also has Down syndrome, was in the operating room for seven hours and was supported by many teams across the hospital, including orthopedic surgeon Mohamed Hafez, who was one of the surgeons who operated on Reuben.

Mr. Hafez said, “Reuben is a great little boy and it is wonderful to see him so happy and pain free. It was really a tremendous team effort and I know we are all proud of the progress Reuben is making.

“We continued to perform emergency surgery during the pandemic, but many of our planned elective cases have been delayed. With the operation, Reuben still has time to fully recover and to go to school with all of his friends. “

Reuben after his cast was removed

Orthopedist Kim Jenns, who was also part of the team that supported Reuben, said, “Reuben is such a brave little boy, his smile is infectious and it has been a pleasure to support him and his family.

“The best thing for us as a team is to see how patients like Reuben recover from their surgery and learn to walk without pain. It really is the best feeling in the world and one of the main reasons we all love what we do so much. “

Thanking the team, Reuben’s mother Jade said, “Mr. Hafez and the team have been great since we first met them, especially before surgery and for the past 12 weeks. They were always on the end of the phone whenever we had any questions or queries.

“Thanks to all of her skills and support, Reuben has his mobility now and won’t stop him now. We will always be so grateful for the independence they have given him. “

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