Shoulder Arthroscopy

Often the result of a fall, a sporting injury or due to general ‘wear and tear’, shoulder arthroscopies and replacements are commonly performed by specialist surgeons operating at Spire Liverpool Hospital.  Once the extent of the damage to the shoulder has been determined by your consultant, the best route to return you to good health and normal activity will be discussed so you can plan your treatment at a time to suit you.

What's involved in a shoulder arthroscopy operation?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a “keyhole” operation that is used to look inside and treat the shoulder joint.

During the procedure a tube-like telescope called an arthroscope, which is about the thickness of a pencil, is inserted into the shoulder joint. The joint can be viewed either directly through the arthroscope, or at pictures it sends to a video screen, If necessary, other instruments can be inserted to repair any damage or remove material that may be interfering with movement or causing pain in the shoulder.

The operation usually takes 30 to 60 minutes and is routinely performed as a day-case, although some people stay in hospital for one night.

Why should I consider having a shoulder arthroscopy at a Spire hospital?

Whether you have medical insurance or are paying for your treatment yourself, with Spire Healthcare you will be seen quickly by the consultant-grade surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. You will be treated in a premium private hospital with some of the UK's highest standards of cleanliness and infection control.

To find out more about having a shoulder arthroscopy privately or to get a guide price, simply

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Shoulder Surgery (Bursa and Collar Bone)

Pricing detail £3,580.00

Shoulder Surgery (Bursa)

Pricing detail £3,260.00

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Shoulder Arthroscopy is offered by the following consultant surgeons at Spire Liverpool Hospital:

Mr Peter Brownson
Mr Mathew Smith

Bone and Joint Centre

Bone and Joint Centre Liverpool
Our consortium of consultant orthopaedic surgeons are supported by a team of clinical professionals experienced in orthopaedic treatment. Together they provide tailored and holistic care of the highest standards to all patients.

Supporting our Bone and Joint Centre is Spire Liverpool Hospital’s physiotherapy team which offers a dynamic service specialising in musculo-skeletal conditions, and orthopaedic rehabilitation programmes.

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