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Contracture release (frozen shoulder)

Frozen shoulder is also known as shoulder contracture and is a painful condition that affects shoulder movement. It is caused by the flexible tissue surrounding the shoulder joint becoming inflamed and thickened. Steroid injections may help but in severe cases surgery may be necessary to remove the inflamed tissue.

Rotator cuff repair

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles closely wrapped around the shoulder that may be damaged through trauma or general wear and tear, causing pain and weakness. During keyhole surgery, the tendon attaching the muscle to the bone is reattached.

Shoulder arthroscopy

This surgical procedure is performed using keyhole surgery using an arthroscope attached to a video camera. It is used to repair damage caused to the shoulder through trauma, wear and tear or damage to the ligaments and tendons.

Shoulder joint aspiration

If a patient is experiencing pain in a shoulder joint, a needle may be inserted into the joint to remove any fluid build-up, and/or to diagnose the problem. This is a quick procedure.

Shoulder joint manipulation

This is performed under general anaesthetic and has been used for many years to treat frozen shoulder. The shoulder is moved through a range of motion to separate adhesions. Anti-inflammatory medication may also be injected into the shoulder.

Sub-acromial decompression

Surgery on the shoulder that prevents the bones and tendons in the shoulder rubbing against each other when the arm is raised, causing inflammation, pain and reduced movement. Inflamed tissue and bone spurs are removed to open up the joint again.

Tennis elbow

A condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow, usually caused by overuse of the muscles attached to your elbow and used to straighten your wrist.

Therapeutic injection for joint pain relief

An injection made into the shoulder or elbow joints to ease pain and reduce inflammation caused by any number of conditions. The effects of the injection may last some weeks.

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