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Expert care for shoulder and elbow problems
Simple things like making a sandwich, putting our shoes on, driving our car or having a shower all rely on being able to freely and easily use our arm. When a problem in an elbow or shoulder is limiting the use of our arm in any way, we may quickly find ourselves struggling to do many of these things.
If an elbow or shoulder problem is causing you any concern, it can be sensible to see somebody for expert assessment and treatment advice. Here at The Highfield Hospital, experienced Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons manage and treat the spectrum of conditions, getting people out of pain and stiffness and back to being able to use their arm freely and easily once again. Would you like them to help you too?
Problems in an elbow or shoulder tend to cause certain symptoms. Some of the symptoms people visit The Highfield Hospital for help with include:
As we age, we are more likely to start noticing degenerative changes in our joints, but these can also affect younger people.
When an elbow or shoulder problem is causing you pain or starting to interfere with daily life, you’ll appreciate quick, simple access to an expert for assessment and treatment advice. It’s very easy to book an appointment with an experienced Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon at The Highfield Hospital, so that you can benefit from any treatment needed sooner.
If you have any shoulder or elbow symptoms that are concerning you, it’s reassuring to know that good help is available for you, quickly.
They will usually carry out a detailed examination of your entire upper limb, checking the strength, mobility and function you currently have in it.
Due to the complexity of the shoulder and elbow, additional investigations may be needed. Usually this will be an X-ray to demonstrate any obvious bony abnormalities, but soft tissue concerns such as elbow bursitis or a rotator cuff tear will often require an ultrasound or MRI scan.
Our diagnostic capabilities include X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and nerve conduction testing, all of which can be quickly arranged. On-site radiologists help ensure a fast turnaround of test results, so that any treatment needed can be planned sooner.
If these non-surgical treatments don’t relieve your symptoms, surgery may be advised.
Many types of surgery in the elbow and shoulder can be done using minimally invasive keyhole surgery (arthroscopy). This approach can provide a faster recovery. Other types of surgery will be done as open surgery.
A frozen shoulder will often resolve itself naturally, and physiotherapy and steroid injections will often help manage symptoms. However, some people will have much more severe pain or stiffness that just does not respond to these treatments. A keyhole surgical release may be carried out to relieve symptoms.
Rotator cuff tears will often need to be surgically repaired. This is normally done by keyhole surgery (known as shoulder arthroscopy).
When osteoarthritis in the shoulder is severe, shoulder replacement surgery can be carried out, replacing the damaged, worn joint with a new artificial one (known as a prosthesis). This can be done in different ways and your Consultant will explain the best option for your specific shoulder to ensure you see the best results.
If you need any type of surgery for your shoulder or elbow condition, it will be fully explained to you, with your Consultant explaining the expected benefits as well as any potential risks or complications you need be aware of.
Treatment will always be planned to your specific requirements, to ensure you see the best results possible.
When you choose The Highfield Hospital for your shoulder or elbow treatment, you will benefit from:
For peace of mind and expert care for your shoulder and elbow concerns, why not book your appointment today? We really look forward to welcoming you to The Highfield Hospital soon and helping to get you back to better shoulder and elbow health once again.
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)