Entries by The Clinic Team

How will I know if I need shoulder replacement surgery?

Joint replacement surgeries are becoming more common with each passing year. While knee and hip replacements remain the most common procedures, shoulder replacement surgery is quickly catching up. Performed when non-surgical treatments fail, shoulder replacement surgery is largely used to eliminate pain. However, it can also be required in order to regain full mobility of […]

Serena Williams and the curse of tennis shoulder

After being forced to pull out of yet another tournament last month, questions are being raised over the future of tennis star Serena William’s career. By William’s standards, 2016 has been a disappointing year as a persistent shoulder injury affected her performance in the Rio Olympics and the US Open. In fact, her loss in […]

What is shoulder impingement syndrome?

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common injury affecting those who play ‘overhead’ sports and there are a wide range of activities that involve a repetitive movement which elevates the arm above the head, including cricket, tennis and swimming. Known as one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, the twinge you feel when you […]

Stretching is key to avoiding swimmer’s shoulder

Shoulder injuries are thought to affect between 40% to 91% of professional swimmers. This isn’t a surprising statistic considering that competitive swimmers, training for a number of hours, six or seven days a week, will perform many thousands of shoulder revolutions and this continuous movement places great strain upon the joint. However, while the risk […]

As the season kicks off, we focus on a common shoulder rugby injury

As the new rugby season gets underway, specialists across the country brace themselves for an increase in shoulder-related injuries, including AC joint shoulder injuries. Rugby is a notoriously tough, physical contact sport which puts the body through a significant amount of trauma. A study published last year in the Journal for Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy […]

Understanding SLAP tears

After appearing in just two games for Sussex, Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s England cricket season came to a premature end in July with a shoulder injury that saw him undergoing surgery last month with Mr Andrew Wallace of the London Shoulder Specialists at Fortius Clinic to treat a SLAP tear. SLAP tears are diagnosed […]

Could an electric shock zap shoulder arthritis pain?

An innovative approach to pain relief could provide hope for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis. In a limited trial at the University of Amsterdam, 17 rheumatoid arthritis sufferers were fitted with an electronic implant in the vagus nerve that controls many of the important functions of the body, including inhibiting inflammation which is the underlying cause […]

Frozen shoulder: the symptoms and solutions

It is estimated that one in 20 adults in the UK will suffer a painful shoulder condition at some point in their lifetime. One problem that people can develop is frozen shoulder, which is medically known as adhesive capsulitis. The condition can be confused with arthritis or other shoulder problems such as bursitis. Below, you’ll […]

Mr Ali Narvani publishes article on rotator cuff repair technique

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ali Narvani and fellow researchers recently published an article in Arthroscopy Techniques, the companion to Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, on a rotator cuff repair technique that aims to reduce the significantly high failure rates associated with repair of very large rotator cuff tears. Entitled ‘“Owl” Technique for All-Arthroscopic […]