Treatments

These are some of the common surgical procedures performed at Plymouth Shoulder and Elbow

Shoulder Replacement

This operation replaces the damaged surfaces of the shoulder joint with a metal "ball" and a plastic "socket".

Shoulder Stabilisation

This operation tightens the shoulder joint to reduce the excessive movement.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

This operation examines the whole of the shoulder joint using keyhole surgery and then treats the underlying condition including shoulder impingement, AC joint arthritis and

long head of biceps lesions.

Rotator Cuff Repair

This operation examines the whole of the shoulder joint using keyhole surgery and confirms the size and nature of the

tendon tear. The tendon is then exposed and repaired

through a small incision.

Capsular Release

This operation examines the whole of the shoulder using keyhole surgery and then releases the inflamed and

scarred lining of the joint.

Elbow Replacement

This operation replaces the damaged surfaces of the elbow joint with a linked metal hinge.

Tennis Elbow Release

This operation​ releases the tendon insertion point on the bone in order to create fresh scar tissue to reduce pain and irritation.

Ulnar Nerve Release

This operation removes the scar tissue and irritation around the "funny bone" nerve.  On some occasions the nerve needs to be re-routed to relieve any tension.

Elbow Stabilisation

This operation "tightens" the elbow to prevent excessive movement.  It can involve strengthening a single ligament

or re-building the whole elbow, depending on the cause

and severity of the instability.

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