We offer a wide variety of private treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. If your pain is affecting your quality of life, and less invasive methods aren’t working any more, you may be recommended surgery. Some of our most common procedures are:
Private Hip Replacement Surgery in Aberdeen
This involves removing a damaged hip joint and replacing it with an artificial one (known as a prosthesis or implant).
The aim of this surgery is to alleviate the symptoms of pain and allow you to return to the normal activities that you enjoyed previously. Our physiotherapists can then work with you on a programme to encourage successful recovery.
We also perform other private hip surgeries including hip resurfacing and hip arthroscopy.
At Albyn Hospital we now offer hip replacements using the Mako® robotic arm surgical system. This can offer benefits including faster recovery, less post-operative pain and improved function.
Private Knee Arthroscopy in Aberdeen
If you have a knee injury, your consultant might recommend an arthroscopy, which is keyhole surgery to look inside your knee.
This can allow your surgeon to assess or even treat certain causes of knee pain including torn meniscus, torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligament, or torn cartilage around the joint.
Private Knee Replacement Surgery in Aberdeen
Depending on the causes of your knee pain, you might be recommended a total or partial knee replacement.
This is a significant but common operation. To encourage successful healing, our physiotherapists will build an individualised recovery plan for you.
At Albyn Hospital we now offer knee replacements using the Mako® robotic arm surgical system. This can offer benefits including faster recovery and better function.
We also offer a bespoke private knee implant service. Speak to your consultant for more information.
Private ACL Reconstruction Surgery in Aberdeen
The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is an important part of your knee. It helps it to stay stable and stops it giving way when you make twisting or turning movements.
If you have torn or ruptured your ACL, we can perform surgery to reconstruct it using a graft.
At Albyn Hospital we will work with you both before and after ACL surgery on a strengthening and reconditioning programme, which optimises the post-operative outcomes.
If your surgery and your physiotherapy programme are successful, you should be able to return to any sporting activities you participated in previously.
Private Shoulder Impingement Surgery (Subacromial Decompression) in Aberdeen
Subacromial decompression surgery is used to treat a condition called shoulder impingement, where the bones and tendons in your shoulder rub together. This condition can cause you pain as well as restricting your shoulder movement.
Decompression surgery is usually performed through keyhole incisions. Your consultant surgeon will remove any inflammation and spurs of bone that are causing your symptoms.
Following surgery, you should have reduced pain and improved movement in your shoulder. Recovery can vary, with some people only seeing a significant improvement after three or even six months.
Successful recovery will depend on your participation in an individualised physiotherapy programme.
Private Carpal tunnel Surgery in Aberdeen
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is where a nerve in your wrist (the median nerve) becomes compressed. It can cause pins and needles, weakness and clumsiness and sometimes pain.
If your CTS is severe, you may be recommended surgery, though there are less invasive treatments that will normally be tried first.
The operation involves reducing the compression on the median nerve by releasing a ligament in your wrist.
You should see some improvement within a couple of weeks after your operation. Full recovery will happen over several months; exactly how long will depend on how long your nerve has been compressed for.