Entries by The Clinic Team

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 […]

Age is not a factor in shoulder replacement success

A recent study has shown that age may not necessarily be a factor in determining shoulder replacement success. This result has surprised researchers, as up until now, age has always been associated with a decreased chance of success. What’s more, older patients tend to experience far less complications and gain an increased level of shoulder function […]

London Shoulder Specialist to speak at Sport and Exercise Medicine Symposium

London Shoulder Specialist Ms Susan Alexander is to speak at this month’s One Day International Sport and Exercise Medicine Symposium held in London. Entitled ‘From Pain to Performance’, the conference is widely recognised as one of the leading sport and exercise medicine conferences in the UK and is facilitated by the Society of Sports Therapists. […]

Could stem cells be used to regrow rotator cuff tendons in the future?

A new discovery made by Uconn Health researchers, could revolutionise the way rotator cuff tears are treated forever. Using stem cells, the researchers found that they could regenerate the tendons, completely repairing the tear without surgery. This exciting discovery provides hope, particularly for athletes, that this common shoulder issue could be treated quickly and almost […]