These are some of the common surgical procedures performed at Plymouth Shoulder and Elbow
This operation replaces the damaged surfaces of the shoulder joint with a metal "ball" and a plastic "socket".
This operation tightens the shoulder joint to reduce the excessive movement.
This operation examines the whole of the shoulder joint using keyhole surgery and then treats the underlying condition including shoulder impingement, AC joint
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.
This operation examines the whole of the shoulder using keyhole surgery and then releases the inflamed and
scarred lining of the joint.
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
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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