Common shoulder treatments

Shoulder pain is very common in the general population but only a small proportion of people will need shoulder surgery. Many shoulder conditions can be treated very successfully non-operatively. With a careful diagnosis, a personalised rehabilitation programme and close communication with your physiotherapist we aim to get you back to your activities as soon as possible.

Common non-surgical treatments include:

  • Image guided injections
  • Personalised physiotherapy and exercise programmes
  • Coaching and training adjustments
  • ESWT (shockwave treatment)

If surgery is necessary, Mr Cole will explain this in detail,  the possible alternatives and explain the good success rates of modern shoulder surgery.

Mr Cole uses the latest arthroscopic (''keyhole'') techniques and the majority of surgery can now be done this way, with a better cosmetic outcome, faster rehabilitation and often allowing the surgery to be done as a day case or overnight stay.

Common surgical procedures include:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Removal of calcific deposits in calcific tendonitis
  • ACJ reconstructions and excisions
  • Reconstructions for instability of the shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder release
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Fracture repair surgery

Recovering after your operation remains a priority and Mr Cole will liaise closely with a specialist group of physiotherapists to individualise your recovery programme and get you back to fitness as soon as possible.

For more information on shoulder conditions and treatments please visit: www.southamptonshoulderclinic.co.uk