Fractures of the proximal humerus are common, usually occurring following a fall or direct trauma to the arm. Our expert team can guide and advise you on what the best treatment options for your optimal recovery might be.
Shoulder dislocations occur when the arm is pulled back too hard or rotated too far, causing the head of the humerus to pop out of the socket. If you think you may have suffered a dislocation of a joint this is an orthopaedic emergency and you should be seen at the nearest appropriate A&E facility immediately. This is because if the joint is dislocated it needs to be put back in as soon as possible, ideally within 6 hours of the time of injury to minimise the risk of permanent damage to the nerves and vessels around the joint.
Pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint which is gradually getting worse can be due to adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder. Those who have a medical condition or have had surgery e.g. mastectomy, which prevents movement of the arm are at increased risk. Our experts can offer in clinic, mi-eye capsular release under local anaesthetic, without the need for a hospital stay
The shoulder is highly muscle dependent as it lacks strong ligaments. As a consequence, the musculature and tendons of the shoulder can be injured, causing pain, swelling, decreased range of movement and instability. Our team uses the best available research evidence to guide all decision making regarding treatment options.