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Comprehensive investigation and treatment for shoulder and elbow problems.
From getting dressed to brushing our teeth, making a hot drink or driving our car, it is surprising how many things can become more challenging when an elbow or shoulder is not working properly. It is extremely hard to function without a working upper limb.
If you have a problem in your shoulder or elbow, it is sensible to get expert assessment and advice. Here at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, our network of leading upper limb surgeons can help you experience better function and mobility in their arm and shoulder again.
Problems in your shoulder or elbow tend to cause certain symptoms. Some of the common reasons people visit us for help include:
Acute trauma to the elbow or shoulder, such as a broken bone or dislocated shoulder, will often need emergency treatment through A&E. However, many injuries will be less severe but can end up causing ongoing pain, weakness or instability in the shoulder and elbow.
It can often be quite simple to dismiss some symptoms (like stiffness in the shoulder), as a natural part of ageing. For many of us, it is only when our symptoms become more serious and start having a noticeable effect on daily life that we realise we should probably seek medical help.
If your symptoms are particularly severe or limiting, you will appreciate being able to access expert help quickly. At BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Manchester, highly experienced Consultants will thoroughly investigate the cause of your symptoms and arrange the most suitable treatment for you as soon as possible.
Our experienced Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons can help get back to using your shoulder and elbow fully and safely once again.
They will carry out a physical examination of the affected area to assess movement, strength and stability in your arm and shoulder. They may also arrange for you to have an X-ray to show any obvious abnormalities in the bony structures.
All these investigations are available on-site. We have a team of radiologists to report on diagnostic scans promptly.
Frozen shoulder will resolve naturally, but this can take many months. Physiotherapy and steroid injections will often help, but if pain and stiffness is particularly severe, a keyhole surgical release may be an option.
If conservative treatment isn’t effective for shoulder impingement, arthroscopic subacromial decompression can be done to remove the troublesome bone spur from underneath the acromion.
Severe arthritis in the shoulder can cause severe pain and stiffness in the joint. Shoulder replacement surgery may be advised in this instance to replace the damaged joint with a new artificial shoulder joint (prosthesis). There are a number of ways shoulder replacement surgery can be done. Your Consultant will discuss the most appropriate options with you.
We treat private medical insurance and self-pay patients.
Many of our patients are from Manchester and the surrounding areas, but excellent road access makes it very easy to travel from further afield to visit with us.
When you visit BMI The Alexandra Hospital, you will benefit from:
For peace of mind and expert care, please contact us to book an appointment now. You can call us on +44 1413 005 009 or book your appointment with us online.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)