The Shoulder

Patient Information

The Shoulder joint is a very mobile ball and socket joint that allows a large range of motion and function of the upper limb. This shoulder function comes at the cost of stability however, as the bony surfaces offer little support. Instead the surrounding shoulder muscles and ligamentous structures offer the joint security. Because of this mobility-stability compromise, the shoulder joint is one of the most frequently injured joints of the body. This can include dislocation and instability of the shoulder, or damage to the rotator cuff. The articular cartilage can also degenerate over time, leading to osteoarthritis. This can cause dramatic stiffness and pain which can affect daily activities.

Shoulder
Shoulder Conditions Treated
  • All shoulder Pathology Including Fractures
  • Rotator cuff injuries/tears
  • Shoulder impingment/bursitis
  • Shoulder Instability/dislocation
  • Shoulder Arthritis/degeneration
    • Shoulder osteoarthritis
    • Rotator cuff arthropathy
  • AC joint dislocation or arthritis
  • Frozen shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
Shoulder Procedures
  • Arthroscopic stabilisation surgery
  • Open laterjet stabilisation
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Subscapularis repair
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Superior Capsule Reconstruction (SCR)