Entries by The Clinic Team

Optimising outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty in York

London Shoulder Specialist member Mr Steven Corbett is attending the British Shoulder and Elbow Society meeting tomorrow on optimising outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty. Held in York, this is the annual meeting of BESS working groups dedicated to driving standardisation in shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, particularly in relation to optimising outcomes for patients. There will be […]

Early Surgical Intervention in Rotator Cuff Tears Produce Long-Term Benefits

A new French study has revealed the benefits of early surgical intervention in isolated rotator cuff tears. According to the study’s findings, if surgery is performed early enough for supraspinatus tears, it helps to improve function and strength, amongst numerous other benefits. Here, we’ll look at the findings which have been published in The Journal […]

London Shoulder Specialists at the Fortius International Sports Injury Conference

This week, the Fortius Clinic hosts FISIC ’17, a multidisciplinary sports conference covering sports injuries ‘from start to finish’. Aimed at orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in sport, at all levels, it takes place at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London, on 27th to 28th […]

The shoulder symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

Shoulder problems are extremely common, yet they’re also often ignored. Although some find the issue resolves itself without intervention, the majority of shoulder injuries and conditions will worsen over time. The impact of musculoskeletal conditions on the economy cannot be underestimated MSKs are one of the primary causes of absenteeism and the UK has one […]

Surgery an effective option for Pectoralis major tendon ruptures

New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, has indicated that surgery is an effective option for Pectoralis major tendon ruptures. Pectoralis major tendon ruptures are one of the less common shoulder injuries, but due to the popularity of strength-based sports, they are starting to be seen more […]

Awake shoulder surgery – it’s not as ‘new’ as you might think!

Recently, we read with interest a news story featured in the Evening Standard about a “pioneering initiative” known as awake surgery. Referred to as a groundbreaking treatment option, it highlighted the benefits of patients undergoing shoulder and elbow surgery under new ‘awake’ regional anaesthesia. The newspaper claimed that a shoulder and elbow surgeon at a […]

Living with shoulder instability: management and treatment

Whatever the cause, successful treatment often relies upon early detection. Here, we’ll look at how shoulder instability is typically managed and treated. Shoulder instability treatment There are several treatment options which can be used to treat shoulder instability. Patients who have never suffered a dislocation of the shoulder joint, will typically find physical therapy offers […]

Tuning your tennis shoulder

The temperatures have plummeted and rain is predicted so we must be nearing one of the highlights of the British summer: Wimbledon. As the oldest and most prestigious of the Grand Slams looms, it’s that time of year when even amateur tennis enthusiasts dust off their rackets and a great opportunity to highlight one of […]