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Shoulder and Upper Limb Clinic

The Shoulder and Upper Limb Clinic is a specialized clinic for the management and prevention of pain, bone and joint disorders around the shoulder girdle, elbow and forearm, including: instability, rotator cuff disorders, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle and tendon injuries and joint replacements.

Furthermore the clinic provides the services of highly specialized surgeons for the evaluation and treatment of persistent shoulder and elbow problems, such as:

  • Complications after injury or surgical treatment: pain, infections, mal-union or non-unions
  • Revision of shoulder and elbow joint replacements
  • Recurrent instability and complications after surgical treatment of shoulder and elbow instability

Shoulder and Upper Limb Trauma

  • Dislocations, Fracture dislocations, acute muscle and tendon tears.
  • Fractures of the humeral bone, clavicle, scapula, radius and ulna.

What is Shoulder Impingement?

ImpingementThe most common reason for shoulder pain is inflammation in the shoulder tendons and bursa in the subacromial space (picture) termed bursitis or tendinitis. Sometimes individual’s with shoulder impingement may experience severe pain at rest, during sleeping and with activities. They may have weakness of the arm, making it difficult to raise the hand overhead. It is sometimes referred to as Swimmers shoulder, tennis shoulder or rotator cuff syndrome.

  • Impingement syndrome describes pain in the subacromial space ( space between the Rotator Cuff tendon and the acromion bone above) when the humerus is raised or rotated inwards.

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    Shoulder joint replacements are usually done to relieve pain and when all non-operative treatment to relieve pain have failed.

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    The Rotator Cuff is the combination of four tendons covering the top, front and back of the humeral head. The humeral head is the bone creating the ball in the “ball & socket” of the shoulder.

  • The shoulder is the joint with the greatest range of motion in the body. Moreover, the socket bone ( glenoid) is, relatively, shallow…

  • Frozen shoulder is caused by inflammation of the ligaments holding the shoulder bones to each other.

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    The shoulder joint is a “ball and socket” joint that enables the smooth gliding and thereby the movements of arms.

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    The Rotator Cuff is the combination of four tendons covering the top, front and back of the humeral head. The humeral head is the bone creating the ball in the “ball & socket” of the shoulder.

  • Arthroscope is a small fiber-optic viewing instrument made up of a tiny lens, light source and video camera.

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