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Shoulder and elbow pain are common problems that can be caused by a wide range of issues:

  • Poor posture
  • Frozen shoulder – caused by severe inflammation of the capsule (connective tissue) that surrounds the shoulder joint.
  • Rotator cuff injury – injury in the group of four muscles surrounding the shoulder joint that stabilise and maximise movement in the shoulder.
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow - also known as lateral epicondylitis or medial epicondylitis, are both conditions that come from a degeneration of the tendon that attaches the muscles of the forearm to the elbow.
  • Joint disorders – including osteoarthritis
  • Broken bones – including fracture of the humerus (the upper arm bone) or collar bone.

Shoulder pain can also be caused by problems in other areas of the body, such as the neck and upper back.

Source: NHS Choices

Rotator cuff repair

Surgery to fix torn or damaged tendons in your shoulder

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Shoulder arthroscopy

Keyhole surgery to fix a damaged or injured shoulder

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Shoulder replacement surgery

Surgery to replace your shoulder joint

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Meet our specialist team

Our team of specialist orthopaedic consultants can treat a wide range of shoulder problems.

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Spire Portsmouth Hospital offers a fast and friendly service for a wide range of shoulder problems. Whether you have injured your shoulder or are suffering from ongoing conditions such as arthritis, we can offer a service tailored to your needs.

Spire Portsmouth Hospital offers:

  • No waiting lists
    You can usually see the consultant of your choice within 2 weeks
  • Consultant-led care
    The same consultant will follow you through your patient journey
  • Inclusive care packages
    Our fixed price care packages cover everything you need, so there are no hidden surprises
  • Safe and clean environment
    We have had no cases of hospital acquired MRSA or C. Difficile bacteraemia since we opened in 1984
  • Multidisciplinary care
    We have an experienced team of specialist physiotherapists and pharmacist to help you recover from your surgery

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Spire Physiotherapy

Spire Portsmouth Hospital offers specialised physiotherapy services tailored to your needs. Our physiotherapists work closely with the specialist consultants and have access to all the scanning facilities at the hospital.

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