Entries by The Clinic Team

Frozen Shoulder and Diabetes

A new study, published within the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, has discovered a link between frozen shoulder and fasting glucose levels. The association between frozen shoulder and diabetes is nothing new, but very little is currently known about the link regarding fasting glucose levels. Interestingly, a link was discovered in fasting glucose levels […]

Most Golfers Return to Sport Six Months Post-Shoulder Surgery

Due to the repetitive movements in golf, it isn’t uncommon for golfers to develop shoulder issues. In severe cases, surgery may be required, and this can be a worry for golfers in terms of recovery and time out from the sport. However, a new data review has revealed that most golfers return to sport within […]

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 […]