Entries by The Clinic Team

Understanding Shoulder Labrum Tears

The shoulder is a complex joint and it is susceptible to a wide range of injuries. Shoulder labrum tears are just one type of injury that can cause pain and instability. So, what are shoulder labrum tears and how can you tell if you are suffering with this type of injury? What is the shoulder […]

Mr Ali Narvani comments on Rotator Cuff Tear Review in Arthroscopy

London Shoulder Specialist Mr Ali Narvani and his team had a letter to the editor featured in October’s Arthroscopy, commenting on a recent review of modern literature relating to rotator cuff tears published in the journal earlier this year. The review, entitled ‘Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review […]

Quit It: Smoking Increases Risks After Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder surgery, like any surgery, doesn’t come without its risks. However, in certain patients these risks are elevated. And it seems that smokers are particularly vulnerable to complications after shoulder surgery. The impact of tobacco use on complications after hip and knee surgery has been well documented, but a recent study in The Bone and […]

Day Case Rotator Cuff Repair Less Risky Than Hospital Stay After Surgery 

A new study has revealed that day case rotator cuff repairs could be less risky than hospital stays after surgery. The results, published within the Arthroscopy journal, could prove useful to patients and surgeons in terms of recovery.  Here, we’ll look at the new study and its findings, alongside the common risks and complications associated with rotator […]

What to Expect from Your Shoulder Surgery Recovery?

Undergoing shoulder surgery is an effective way to treat numerous shoulder issues. However, it’s important to understand what to expect in terms of recovery. If you want to experience the best results, it’s crucial to follow the surgeon’s aftercare advice. If you’re not sure what to expect from shoulder surgery recovery, below you’ll discover everything […]

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 […]