The Ridgeway HospitalMoormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DD Directions
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Fast diagnosis and expert care for shoulder problems.
The symptoms our consultants most often see within the clinic at The Ridgeway Hospital include:
Pain, including night pain. Often, patients tell our surgeons they can manage with the pain during the day, but their sleep may be affected, due to intense aches and discomfort
A restricted range of movements. For example, the patient is struggling to get dressed, perform their normal activities or play sports.
Many patients we see may have been genetically predisposed to certain conditions. Eventually, parts of our body ultimately wear and may therefore result in us experiencing pain.
There are several things patients can do to help themselves, though. For example, stooping over regularly – either at a standing desk or during other everyday tasks – will not help a shoulder-related condition. By being ‘well organised’ in the way you sit, you can improve any discomfort, although you cannot stop the passage of time.
The range of treatments offered depends on the severity of the problem and how the patient would like to proceed. Generally, we can offer:
Two of the most common non-surgical procedures we offer are:
Arthroscopy keyhole procedure – this is another commonly performed surgical procedure at The Ridgeway Hospital. During this procedure, our surgeon will ‘smooth down’ the bone, before stabilising the joint and repairing the tendons.
The majority of arthroscopy patients will go home the very same day they have their operation, with one of our physiotherapists making an appointment to see them a few days later.
During this follow-up appointment, the patient will be encouraged to begin moving their shoulder, with their progress being reviewed again three or four weeks later.
Some procedures are better performed as ‘open surgery’. For example, our surgeons cannot perform a shoulder replacement as a keyhole procedure, which is due to the size of the components required.