Entries by The Clinic Team

Bankart Repair Advisable for First-Time Shoulder Dislocation New Study Finds

A recent meta-analysis of current evidence in literature compared arthroscopic Bankart repair versus non-operative management for first-time dislocators. Management of first shoulder dislocation following reduction remains controversial and decision making involves consideration of factors such as natural history and effect of surgical intervention on the natural history. This new study has concluded that first-time shoulder […]

NICE Recommend Rehab Same Day as Shoulder Replacement Surgery

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that provides guidance, advice and information services for health professionals, has issued new advice for patients undergoing a hip, knee or shoulder replacement. After undergoing surgery, patients should now attend rehab on the same day. This should be provided by an occupational therapist or physiotherapist. Here, […]

Rotator Cuff Repair Reviewed

Published last year in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons and now available to the public, is an in-depth analysis of research conducted in the field of rotator cuff repair titled. ‘Degenerative rotator cuff tear, repair or not repair? A review of current evidence’. The goal was to address whether a surgical or […]

What to expect at your shoulder surgery consultation

The unique and complex anatomy of the shoulder joint means it has the greatest range of motion, but also makes it most susceptible to repetitive injuries, ageing and stress. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments and tendons rather than the bone. Shoulder pain can be the result of a number of conditions, […]

Preparing for shoulder surgery

As our nation’s healthcare resources are directed to handle the Coronavirus crisis, the result has meant a complete suspension of all private, elective surgery following the agreement formed last month between the NHS and the independent sector to reallocate the latter’s hospital capacity to NHS use. The NHS has also understandably now cancelled all routine […]

MRI Can Predict Shoulder Stiffness After Rotator Cuff Tear

A new study has shown that an MRI could predict shoulder stiffness in patients with rotator cuff tears. There were two important findings discovered through the study, which is the first of its kind to identify joint capsule abnormality as a factor within shoulder stiffness after a rotator cuff tear. Here, we’ll look at the […]