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Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Private Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.

BMI Ross Hall Hospital offers a comprehensive range of private upper limb orthopaedic diagnostic and treatment services for those suffering from shoulder and elbow conditions.

Constant shoulder or elbow pain can make day-to-day life quite difficult. Treatment options include physical therapy, steroid injections and overall pain management techniques. If your condition requires surgery, we offer a range of advanced shoulder treatments; including arthroscopic techniques for rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilisation and shoulder replacement.

With us, you can rest assured that we’ll look after your needs every step of the way; from ensuring a fast diagnosis to providing efficient treatment to help you to make a speedy recovery.

Appointments are often available within 48 hours, and not only will you be seen quickly, but you’ll receive a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.

You’ll receive high standards of care from a team of dedicated professionals including; private orthopaedic surgeons, sports injury professionals, physiotherapists and specialist nurses.

Our expert consultants are supported by state-of-the-art technology and a full suite of imaging facilities for accurate diagnosis of shoulder and elbow conditions. The vast majority of our theatres are also fitted with laminar flow technology, essential for joint replacement and preventing infection.

Book your initial appointment at BMI Ross Hall Hospital’s comprehensive shoulder and elbow surgery facility today.

If you are frequently waking from sleep because of pain or don’t have the full use of your shoulder or elbow, it might be time to book an appointment with one of the leading consultants at BMI Ross Hall Hospital. Whatever the shoulder or elbow problem you’re experiencing, we can help.

Shoulders and elbows are prone to damage through both disease and injury, often resulting in severe pain and reduced mobility. This pain and discomfort can hamper us in our daily lives stopping us from doing the things we love, so you’ll want to ensure you receive an accurate diagnosis and fast, effective treatment.

Of course, we use our shoulders and elbows all the time, and so injury, overuse and conditions relating to ageing and wear and tear are common. If you are experiencing any of the following, consider booking a private appointment with one of our shoulder and elbow consultants:

  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Subacromial shoulder pain
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Shoulder and elbow arthritis 
  • Dislocated shoulder or unstable shoulder
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Tendon injuries
  • Fractures around the shoulder and elbow

Your consultant will be able to arrange the appropriate investigative tests for a fast and accurate diagnosis. We routinely conduct further investigations on patients experiencing the above, utilising MRI, CT Scan, distension arthrogram and steroid injections, all available at BMI Ross Hall Hospital.

After your consultant is satisfied that an accurate diagnosis has been made, they will put together a treatment plan for you. Common treatments carried out at BMI Ross Hall Hospital include:

  • Steroid injections (most commonly used for rotator cuff problems that don’t require surgery - subacromial pain syndrome)
  • Distension arthrogram (n MSK radiologist would perform this procedure for treatment of a frozen shoulder)
  • Ultrasound-guided injections
  • Shoulder replacement for arthritis
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic decompression procedure (usually used if non-surgical options have failed)
  • Arthroscopic frozen shoulder release
  • Shoulder stabilisation (keyhole arthroscopic stabilisation and latarjet procedure)
  • Physical therapy

The professional shoulder and elbow consultants will tailor treatment to you and ensure you are fully supported pre and post-operation by the experienced multidisciplinary team at BMI Ross Hall Hospital.

When booking your initial consultation with one of the professional consultants at BMI Ross Hall Hospital, our enquiries team will give you all the information you need to choose the right specialist and offer you an appointment at a time that suits you. 

Our patients are often referred by a GP or physiotherapist but you do have the option of referring yourself as a self-pay patient. In this instance, our team will provide you with the consultation fee for the consultant you’re booked with. If you’re using your medical insurance, you’ll need to obtain an authorisation code before attending your appointment.

In your initial consultation, your consultant will assess your condition by carrying out a physical examination of the shoulder or elbow, asking you to carry out simple movements. They will also learn about your medical history to fully understand your condition, your concerns and to determine the appropriate next steps.

Depending on their findings, you may require an additional scan or test. Thanks to the comprehensive range of diagnostics facilities available at BMI Ross Hall Hospital, we can conduct a range of further tests within the hospital, under one roof.

If you need an X-ray, it may be possible for you to have this at the same time as your initial consultation, but more complex tests such as an MRI scan will likely be booked for a later date at a time and day that suits you within a couple of weeks.

To put you at ease, our specialists will always keep you informed and explain the details of the tests being carried out.

Routine tests or scans that your consultant may suggest:

  • MRI scan - Uses a magnetic field to create a detailed image of the inside of your shoulder and elbow, utilised if there is a more structural issue relating to the soft tissue of your shoulder or elbow.

  • CT scan - Often referred to as CAT Scans, X-rays are used to produce detailed images of your internal structures; commonly used to diagnose shoulder arthritis.

Once these tests have been completed, you will have a follow-up consultation to discuss the results and the best course of action going forward.

If surgery is needed, you will be able to agree with your consultant on a suitable date and time for your procedure. Patients receiving shoulder or elbow surgery will usually see a physiotherapist for 6-8 outpatient sessions to go through a rehabilitation and recovery programme.

Whether the next step is further testing, surgery, physiotherapy or referral to another specialist within the hospital, we’ll provide clarity and answer any questions you might have.

If you’re experiencing discomfort and require treatment for a shoulder or elbow condition, the specialist shoulder and elbow surgery team and facilities at BMI Ross Hall Hospital are well equipped to provide you with a fast and effective resolution.

Whether you are suffering from a minor sports injury or a long term condition like arthritis, our world-class multidisciplinary team will be by your side the whole way, from initial consultation to diagnosis, to surgery and throughout your recovery.

At BMI Ross Hall Hospital, we provide unrivalled shoulder and elbow treatment, and are delighted to offer our patients:

  • A multidisciplinary team - Our dedicated shoulder and elbow surgical specialists are part of a wider multidisciplinary team, working alongside consultants from other specialities, sports injury professionals, physiotherapists and specialist nurses to provide the most comprehensive diagnostics and treatment available in Scotland.

  • Physiotherapy - Virtually everyone with a shoulder condition or that has undergone surgery, will receive physiotherapy from the leading team at BMI Ross Hall Hospital who will work closely with consultants to produce a tailored treatment plan. We also offer our patients an Enhanced Recovery Programme (ERP) which aims to help you recover faster after surgery. You may also choose to have your physical therapy elsewhere.

  • Fast access to diagnosis and treatment - If you have a shoulder or elbow condition, you’ll want to be seen by a specialist as soon as possible. At BMI Ross Hall Hospital, we are usually able to offer patients an appointment with the relevant consultant within 48 hours, ensuring your diagnosis and treatment are able to get started quickly.

If you’re experiencing shoulder or elbow discomfort and think you might require treatment or would like to speak to a specialist about your symptoms, please call us or bool online today.

Specialists Offering Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Mr Andrew Brooksbank

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Ed), FRCS ed (Tr and Orth)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Kenneth Cheng

Consultant Orthopaedic Upper Limb Surgeon

MD, MBChB, MRCSEd, FRCSEd (Trauma & Orth)

BMI Carrick Glen Hospital 1 more BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Jonathan Dearing

Consultant Orthopaedic Knee & Sports Injuries Surgeon

BDS, FDSRCPS,MBChB(Hons), FRCS(Trauma and Orth), Dip SEM, MFSEM

BMI Carrick Glen Hospital 1 more BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Mr Mark Broadbent

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Diploma in Hand Surgery (BSSH)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Prof Gordon MacKay

Consultant Sports Injuries Surgeon

BSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr+Orth), MD, Dip Sports Medicine, FSEM

BMI Kings Park Hospital 1 more BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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