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.

Elbow Release (Tennis or Golfer's)

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

Ulnar Nerve Decompression

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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