Entries by The Clinic Team

Smoking and Shoulder Surgery Recovery

A new study has revealed that smoking after shoulder surgery can negatively impact the outcome of the procedure, as well as cause increased pain in patients. Smokers were also found to use more narcotics in order to control the pain after surgery, compared to non-smokers. We’ll look at how smoking impacts shoulder surgery recovery and […]

Why are Partial Rotator Cuff Tears Such a Common Injury?

There are many different shoulder injuries a patient can suffer with, but by far one of the most common is the partial rotator cuff tear. The earliest recorded incidence of this type of injury dates back all the way to 1788. Since then, the injury has become a lot more common; especially amongst athletes. Here, […]

Skiing, Snowboarding and the Shoulder

As excitement builds for the start of the Winter Olympics which commences today, the athletes will be entering their very final training and prep stages for one of the most important sporting events in their career. The UK has reportedly doubled its investment in the Winter Olympics due to be held in South Korea, from £13.5m […]

The shoulder is the most common injury site in competitive diving

Competitive diving has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, up until recently, very little research has been carried out to understand the potential injuries involved with this admired and much-loved sport. Now, a new paper written by a sports medicine physician from Loyola Medicine, has revealed some of the risks competitive divers face. Among […]

Surgeons suffering from ‘epidemic’ of shoulder strain

A new study has revealed surgeons are now suffering from more painful shoulders, arms and backs than labourers and coal miners. Previous studies have shown an estimated four out of five surgeons experience significant pain whilst carrying out procedures. Now, the most recent findings show just how damaging work-related injuries can be for a surgeon. […]

Resistance training could be key to staving off shoulder tendon damage

  New findings published within the FASEB Journal, has revealed resistance training could help to prevent shoulder tendon damage. As we age, our tendons become naturally weaker and prone to damage. This means athletes and those who use their shoulders excessively, are more likely to develop long-term problems. Research into how tendons age is ongoing: […]

Shoulder injuries decimate team lists ahead of the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup may be a year away, but some of the sport’s biggest stars are already out of the tournament. Ireland’s Garry Ringrose, New Zealand’s Nehe Milner-Skudder, South Africa’s Jaco Kriel and Australia’s Izack Rodda, have all been impacted by shoulder injury which sees them potentially missing out on World Cup glory. Rugby […]

Optimising outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty in York

London Shoulder Specialist member Mr Steven Corbett is attending the British Shoulder and Elbow Society meeting tomorrow on optimising outcomes from shoulder arthroplasty. Held in York, this is the annual meeting of BESS working groups dedicated to driving standardisation in shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, particularly in relation to optimising outcomes for patients. There will be […]