Ramsay Health Care offer
a comprehensive range of orthopaedic treatments. Ramsay is one of the UK's leading providers
of private healthcare with 22 private hospitals, nine treatment centres and
three neurological units.
Elbow and shoulder surgery at Ramsay Hospitals
Also known as 'keyhole surgery' arthroscopy allows the consultant to see inside your elbow using a camera inserted through small cuts in the skin. This allows them to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside the joint.
Shoulder and elbow pain, such as tennis elbow, may be treated with Shock Wave Therapy.
Your doctor may recommend surgery for a torn rotator cuff if
shoulder pain does not improve with nonsurgical methods such as painkillers,
anti-inflammatories or steroid injections. Continued pain is the main indication
for surgery. If you are very active and use your arms for overhead work or
sports, your doctor may also need rotator cuff surgery.
Signs that you may need shoulder surgery:
- Your symptoms have lasted 6 to 12 months
- You have a tear in your rotator cuff
- You have significant weakness and loss of function in your
- Your tear was caused by a recent, acute injury
You may need a total shoulder replacement if arthritis has damaged your shoulder to the point where medication and other treatments are no longer able to alleviate the pain.
The most common form is osteoarthritis, where there is
progressive wear and tear of a joint, such as the shoulder.
Arthritis eventually wears away the normal cartilage
covering the surface of the joint and the bone underneath becomes damaged. This
causes pain and stiffness in the joint.
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