London Orthopaedic Specialists 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.
Shoulder replacement or “arthroplasty” is the most common and successful operation for arthritis. Similar to hip replacement and knee replacement it involves removing the arthritic joint surfaces and replacing them with a metal or plastic “prosthesis” or implant. Read more about shoulder replacement.
Shoulder Arthroscopy is a form of keyhole surgery used to diagnose and treat problems of the shoulder joint. An arthroscope (which is an instrument for the examination of the inside of joints consisting of a steel tube arthroscope fibre optic system) is inserted into the cavity of the shoulder via a small incision. Read more about shoulder arthroscopy.
A complete rotator cuff tear will not heal and generally complete tendon tears require surgery to allow the healing process to take place. The surgery can be performed either arthroscopically (keyhole surgery) or through an open technique. Read more about rotator cuff tear surgery.