The Chaucer HospitalNackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AR Directions
Mon - Sun: Open 24 hrs
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£1.20 per hour
Expert care for shoulder and elbow problems
Fortunately, good treatments are available for a wide range of shoulder and elbow conditions. The experienced Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons at The Chaucer Hospital in Canterbury, Kent would be delighted to help get you out of pain and back to better mobility and function once again.
Shoulder or elbow problems are often caused by:
The Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons at The Chaucer diagnose and treat a range of conditions, including:
Shoulder and elbow pain can affect all ages. As we get older, degenerative conditions like arthritis become more common, although younger patients can also be affected by these.
If your symptoms are reasonably mild, you may be able to ignore them. When they affect your daily life, stopping you from doing certain things, it can be sensible to see a doctor for assessment and advice. If you’d appreciate help for a shoulder or elbow condition, why not book an appointment at The Chaucer? Your Consultant will investigate the cause(s) of your symptoms, make a diagnosis and arrange suitable treatment for you as soon as possible.
Some of the common shoulder and elbow problems seen by the Consultants at The Chaucer are:
They will take a clinical history and carry out a physical examination of your upper limb.
Depending on your clinic history, symptoms and the physical examination, you may be referred for further investigations to help with diagnosis. Often, an X-ray can help demonstrate any obvious abnormalities in the joint. If a tendon tear or soft tissue injury is suspected, an MRI or ultrasound scan may be carried out. Our on-site diagnostics capabilities include X-ray MRI, CT and Ultrasound, so they can be easily arranged for you when required.
Once any results are back, your Consultant will discuss them with you and explain any treatment options to you.
If these non-surgical treatments aren’t able to manage your symptoms, surgery may be needed.
Rotator cuff tears will often need keyhole surgery to repair.
Frozen shoulder can be treated with manipulation under anaesthetic (MUA).
Where osteoarthritis in the shoulder is causing severe pain and stiffness, shoulder replacement surgery may be required. There are different ways of doing this, but in essence the damaged joint is replaced with an artificial one (known as a prosthesis).
If surgery of any kind is needed, your Consultant will explain how it will be done, the benefits you should expect to see from it and any potential risks or complications you need to be aware of.
Many of our patients are from Canterbury and the surrounding areas, but others travel from other areas of Kent like Maidstone and Margate, and even further afield, to visit with us.
We treat patients with private medical insurance and those who choose one of our fixed-price self-pay options. When you choose The Chaucer Hospital for your shoulder and elbow treatment, you will benefit from:
If you’d appreciate help for any shoulder or elbow problem, it’s very easy to book an appointment online or by telephone. Your Consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause of your symptoms, diagnose the problem and arrange suitable treatment for you as soon as possible.
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)