A Fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon based in Southampton, offering expert treatment for disorders of the shoulder, including degenerative and arthritic conditions, instability, rotator cuff problems and sports injuries.
Mr Andrew Cole is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, where he specialises in shoulder surgery. He offers private treatment for shoulder problems at the Southampton Shoulder Clinic based at Spire Southampton Hospital and Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital in Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh.
Areas covered include: Southampton, Eastleigh, Winchester, Romsey, Fareham, Portsmouth, Salisbury and Bournemouth.
A highly trained and experienced shoulder surgeon in Southampton
Following medical training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and basic surgical training in Bristol, Mr Cole underwent specialist orthopaedic training in Oxford, gaining experience at the renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and at John Radcliffe Hospital. Choosing to further specialise, he then undertook a fellowship in shoulder surgery in Oxford and a fellowship in trauma surgery in Toronto, Canada, before taking up his Consultant's post at Southampton University Hospitals Trust in 2001.
In his private practice at the Southampton Shoulder Clinic, Mr Cole works in close collaboration with an expert team of physiotherapists, radiologists and anaesthetists to provide a comprehensive service for patients with shoulder pain, from initial investigation and diagnosis through to high quality rehabilitation. Providing both surgical and non-surgical treatment for shoulder conditions, he is skilled in the latest open and arthroscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques.
Shoulder conditions treated by Mr Andrew Cole
Mr Cole offers expert assessment and treatment for the full range of conditions affecting the shoulder, including:
- Frozen shoulder
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder arthritis
- Fractures and non-union
- Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) problems
- Snapping scapula
- Subacromial impingement
- Tendonitis and tendon rupture
- SLAP lesions
Expert treatment of shoulder arthritis in Hampshire
Shoulder arthritis is a degenerative condition of the cartilage in the shoulder joint, causing stiffness, discomfort and pain in around 20% of the older population of the UK. Although less common in younger people than hip or knee arthritis, those with a history of trauma or overuse (from intense overhead activities such as tennis or bowling in cricket, for example) may be affected.
Mr Cole offers a complete diagnostic and treatment service for shoulder arthritis. Following an in depth discussion of symptoms and a physical examination, an x-ray and, in some cases CT scan, are taken to establish the nature of the damage to the shoulder. In less severe cases, a range of non-surgical treatments is available, including physiotherapy, painkillers and therapeutic injections such as cortisone and hyaluronan. Where surgery is indicated, Mr Cole can advise on the most appropriate treatment for each individual. Options range from keyhole treatments in cases of early arthritis, to shoulder replacement procedures, including resurfacing of the joint, replacement of the ball part of the joint only (hemiarthroplasty) and replacement of the ball and socket of the joint (arthroplasty, or total shoulder replacement).
Mr Andrew Cole is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including BMI Hospitals, Nuffield Health and Spire Healthcare
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