A Surrey-based upper limb specialist offering surgical and non-surgical treatment for shoulder and elbow conditions, including sports injuries, arthritis, joint instability and dislocation, fracture, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow and rotator cuff tears.
Mr Anthony Hearnden is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He offers private treatment for shoulder and elbow problems at Guildford Nuffield Hospital and BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital in Guildford.
A highly trained shoulder and elbow specialist
Mr Hearnden graduated from King's College Medical School London and undertook his orthopaedic and trauma training in South West London. Choosing to subspecialise in upper limb surgery, he then completed a fellowship in hand and shoulder surgery at the renowned Wrightington Upper Limb Unit in Wigan, before taking up a consultant's post there in 2007.
Having gained extensive experience in all aspects of upper limb surgery, including the treatment of complex and tertiary cases, Mr Hearnden moved to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2010. Specialising exclusively in upper limb surgery using modern arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive techniques, Mr Hearnden works closely with other upper limb surgeons and specialist physiotherapists and hand therapists at Guildford Upper Limb to provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for shoulder and elbow conditions.
Shoulder and elbow conditions treated by Mr Anthony Hearnden
Mr Hearnden offers expert assessment and treatment for the full range of conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow, including:
- Sports and overuse injuries
- Shoulder instability
- Shoulder impingement
- Rotator cuff tears
- Frozen shoulder
- Acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) problems
- Radial tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
Expert treatment for shoulder instability in Surrey
As the joint with the largest range of movement in the body, the shoulder is inherently prone to dislocation and instability. A fall or direct impact to the shoulder can quite easily force the ball of the upper arm bone (the humeral head) out of its shallow socket (glenoid), tearing the ring of cartilage that deepens the socket (labrum) and the connecting ligaments in an injury known as a Bankart tear. Shoulder instability may also occur in
people with hypermobile joints or those who have an involuntary muscle imbalance
known as muscle patterning.
Mr Hearnden offers a range of treatments for shoulder instability, starting with a few months of non-surgical therapies such as activity modification, painkillers, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. If after this time, surgical treatment is indicated, repairs such as reattaching the labrum to the glenoid with sutures and anchor-like devices can be made arthroscopically.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is a common condition that causes elbow pain and, in some cases, difficulties in fully extending the forearm. Often occurring after overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, it is characterised by the development of tiny tears and inflammation near the lateral epicondyle (bony lump) on the outside of the elbow.
Most cases of tennis elbow do eventually get better without treatment, however this can be a long process and there are a number of therapies that can be used to improve symptoms and speed recovery. As part of his range of treatment options for tennis elbow, Mr Hearden offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
, which, in recent studies, have been shown to be as effective as surgery in the management of tennis elbow.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Anthony Hearnden is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including Nuffield Health
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