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Expert care for shoulder and elbow problems
Given the incredible function and movement the shoulder and elbow give to your arm, it is no surprise that any type of damage to them – whether through injury, disease or age-related wear and tear - can have a significant effect on daily life.
The Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons at BMI The Sloane Hospital provide expert assessment and treatment for all shoulder and elbow conditions, helping people out of pain and back to better movement and function once more. They would be delighted to help you too.
There are many conditions that can cause these symptoms, including:
The experienced Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons at BMI The Sloane Hospital can help with all of these symptoms and conditions. If you would appreciate expert-led treatment, why not book your appointment online now?
If non-surgical treatments do not relieve your symptoms, surgery may be an option. Keyhole surgery (arthroscopy) can be used for many shoulder and elbow conditions. Using only very small cuts in the skin, pain and scarring is reduced and recovery is faster. For other operations, open surgery may be needed.
Rotator cuff tears can be repaired using keyhole surgery.
A frozen shoulder will resolve naturally over time, although this can sometimes be many months. Physiotherapy and/or joint injections can often help relieve symptoms and manage the condition until it resolves, but some people may not respond to these treatments. In these cases, hydrodilation (injection of a fluid into the joint space in order to break up scar tissue) or a keyhole surgical release can be helpful.
Where osteoarthritis in the shoulder or elbow is causing significant pain and restriction of movement, joint replacement surgery may be advised. Shoulder replacement surgery and Elbow replacement surgery can be done to replace the worn, damaged joint with a new artificial joint (prosthesis). There are different ways these can be done, and your consultant will discuss the most suitable option for you.
Whatever treatment you require, whether surgical or conservative, your consultant will tailor treatment to your specific requirements and what will give you the best result. They will always explain the options to you so that you can make an informed choice about treatment.
They will carry out a physical examination of the affected area, and often of the whole arm, from shoulder to fingertips to help them assess the extent of any problem and to narrow down possible causes.
This may be all that is needed to make a diagnosis and plan treatment, although additional investigations may be required. Most commonly, this will be an X-ray of the shoulder or elbow to look for abnormalities in the bones. For soft tissue problems, such as a rotator cuff tear, ultrasound or MRI scan are extremely helpful. These can all be arranged for you on-site if required. be arranged. For some conditions nerve conduction testing may be helpful, and this is easily arranged.
Once the results of any tests are back, your consultant will meet with you again to discuss them with you and to talk through suitable treatment options.
You may be referred to us by your GP, physiotherapist or private medical insurance provider, or be recommended to us by a friend or family member. You can also choose to self-refer to get help sooner.
We treat people with private medical insurance and self-pay patients.
When you choose BMI The Sloane Hospital for your shoulder or elbow treatment, you will benefit from:
For peace of mind and known expert care for your shoulder or elbow problem, why not book your appointment online today?
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
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Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)