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Shoulder Conditions

London Orthopaedic Specialists offer rapid diagnosis, intervention and aftercare for a wide range of shoulder conditions. Based at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth the unit has access to the very latest imaging technology and state-of-the-art wards to provide you with the highest standard of care. Our orthopaedic Consultants have a national and international reputation for exemplary treatment of all shoulder and elbow conditions.

Shoulder Conditions

London Orthopaedic Specialist are fully equipped to surgically and conservatively manage shoulder and elbow disorders utilising the latest techniques and state of the art technology. Our Consultants are specialists in keyhole surgery which has shorter and less painful recovery times than conventional open surgery.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder also known as adhesive capulitis, is a condition where the tissues around the shoulder joint tighten. There is a gradual onset of pain around the shoulder, which gets progressively worse. It may prevent the sufferer from being able to sleep on the affected shoulder. Read more about frozen shoulder and the treatment options available.

Elbow Arthritis

Arthritis is a term describing degenerative change in a joint. Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also affect the elbow.Pain and stiffness and swelling are the common symptoms. These conditions are uncommon and an Xray and/or blood tests will usually provide the diagnosis. Read more about elbow arthritis and the treatment options available.

Elbow Stiffness

Elbow stiffness is on of the most common problems in the elbow. Many cases are a result or injury or previous fractures, but arthritis may also cause stiffness. The elbow joint is particularly prone to stiffness due to the complex arrangement of the joint and the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Read more about elbow stiffness and the treatment options available.

Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff can be damaged by traumatic injuries or repetitive overuse during work or sport activities. It may also be affected by degenerative processes due to aging, calcification or spur formation in the overlying acromion. Read more about rotator cuff injuries and the treatment options that we can offer.

Shoulder Arthritis

Arthritis is a term describing degenerative change in a joint. The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis, which is often referred to as “wear and tear” changes affecting a major joint. There a many other types of arthritis, such as Rheumatoid arthritis, which are inflammatory conditions. Read more about shoulder arthritis and the treatment options available.

Shoulder Instability

In shoulder instability the shoulder joint feels loose as though the ball is falling out of the socket in extreme cases the shoulder dislocates repeatedly and has to be reduced back into normal position. It may occur following an injury such as a fall or commonly in contact sports such as rugby where the shoulder dislocates damaging the tissues. It may also occur spontaneously due to general laxity of the joint. Read more about shoulder instability and how we can help you with various treatment methods.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common complaint and can arise from any of these structures or less commonly, be referred from the neck, heart or abdomen. Pain can be due to trauma (physical injury), mechanical problems (such as subacromial impingement or instability), inflammation (such as arthritis, bursitis or capsulitis), degeneration (such as rotator cuff tears) or nerve irritation (involving nerves around the shoulder or in the neck). Read more about shoulder pain and how we can help diagnose and offer treatment.

Skiing Injuries

Ski and snowboard injuries involving the shoulder and upper limb are common during the winter season, as people enjoy ski holidays abroad. The injuries range from bone fractures through to soft tissue injury about the shoulder and elbow region. Read more about skiing injuries and how our expert Consultants can help you with a range of injuries associated with winter sports.

Tennis or Golfers Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) are common conditions and are not limited to people who play sports. Epicondylitis is a tendinopathy, that is a condition affecting tendons that causes pain, especially near where the tendon attaches to bone. Read more about specialist sports injury Consultants and the treatment options available for tennis & golfers elbow.

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