Entries by The Clinic Team

Is surgery necessary to repair a shoulder labral tear?

A shoulder labral tear is a common shoulder injury, particularly for athletes that participate in sports that involve overhead motion, such as netball, swimming or weightlifting. They most commonly occur due to wear and tear, though they can also occur due to trauma or injury. If a shoulder labral tear is diagnosed, there are non-surgical […]

Determining the Cause of Anterior Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is one of the most complex and largest joints within the body. Therefore, there are a lot of ways you can injure it on a day-to-day basis. Most commonly, shoulder pain occurs in the posterior (back) of the shoulder. However, there are a few types of injuries which can lead to pain in […]

Mr Andrew Wallace attends Sydney Shoulder Symposium

London Shoulder Specialist Mr Andrew Wallace recently attended the 13th Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium: Advanced Shoulder Technologies held at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney as invited guest speaker. Mr Wallace gave several lectures at the Symposium, two of which have been published in this month’s issue of the Shoulder and Elbow Journal. The first […]

Mr Steven Corbett publishes arthroscopy article in The Bone & Joint Journal

London Shoulder Specialist Mr Steven Corbett and colleagues have recently published an article in The Bone & Joint Journal. Entitled ‘The assault on arthroscopy: is there a middle ground?’, the article evaluates the role of shoulder surgery in light of the economic analysis of the CSAW (Can Shoulder Arthroplasty Work) trial that is also published in this issue […]

London Shoulder Specialist Mr Ali Narvani’s article on irreparable rotator cuff tears

An article on Superior Capsule Reconstruction was recently published in The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery by London Shoulder Specialist Mr Ali Narvani. Alongside colleagues based at Rowley Bristow Unit, Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Trust, Chertsey, Mr Narvani’s article focused on the management of irreparable rotator cuff tears, a shoulder condition that remains […]

Can a pinched nerve in the shoulder go away by itself?

A pinched nerve in the shoulder, also known as a compressed or entrapped nerve, can be incredibly painful and debilitating. The good news is that most cases of pinched nerves will resolve itself with rest or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, but there is a point when you should seek medical intervention for a pinched nerve in […]

Physical Therapy May Reduce Need for Rotator Cuff Surgery

Results from a new study presented at the annual meeting for American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, have revealed physical therapy may reduce the need for surgery for rotator cuff tears. After following participants for five years, the researchers discovered patient expectation was the main predictor of surgery. Surgery for rotator cuff tears is renowned for […]

Shoulder dislocation vs shoulder subluxation

As the shoulder is the largest and one of the most used joints in the body, it is prone to a wide range of injuries. Two common injuries which can arise are shoulder dislocation and shoulder subluxation. So, what is the difference between the two and what treatment options are available? Shoulder dislocation A shoulder […]