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Ramsay Health Care UK: Elbow and Shoulder surgery in the UK

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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


Arthroscopy of the elbow and shoulder

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.


Shockwave therapy

Shoulder and elbow pain, such as tennis elbow, may be treated with Shock Wave Therapy.

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You can choose from a number of well equipped private hospitals across the UK.

Shoulder Surgery (Rotator Cuff)

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 shoulder
  • Your tear was caused by a recent, acute injury

Total Shoulder Replacement

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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To contact a Ramsay Hospital or Treatment Centre please complete the online enquiry form. This form will be forwarded to your local Ramsay facility.


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