Published on May 3, 2017 Knee Replacement Mr Monk was recommended to me by a friend in the film industry who had worked with him for a long time. We first met on the set of Philomena as my knee condition was worsening. My knee operation went very smoothly, by 6 weeks after the surgery I was able to go to the Premiere and very few people realised I’d had the operation. My knee has continued to improve and now I have almost forgotten I’ve had the operation. I got to know Mr Monk well and was impressed by his professionalism, kindness, sense of humour and absolute discretion which is particularly important to me.