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Momentum Orthopaedics offers expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Based in Spire Tunbridge Wells, Momentum aims to provide its patients with the highest quality of private healthcare. Our orthopaedic surgeons collectively have over 60 years’ experience allowing Momentum to deliver the highest clinical standards at all times and to go above and beyond your expectations.

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The clinic

Momentum Orthopaedics at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital can offer a comprehensive range of services and facilities in a comfortable and relaxed environment. The hospital also has a dedicated Imaging Centre for all your scanning and imaging needs including state-of-the-art MRI, CT scanners and radiology on site.

Shoulder

Momentum Orthopaedics offers expert diagnosis and specialist treatment for all shoulder conditions.

The most common conditions we treat are:

Rotator Cuff Repair

The rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that stabilise the shoulder.

Symptoms

  • Pain when lifting or moving your arm
  • Difficulty or pain rotating your arm
  • The pain is common when resting or at night, often radiating down the arm
  • Unable to lift your arm
  • Crackling sensation when moving your shoulder in certain positions.

Sometimes shoulder cuff tears can be present without any symptoms in older people.

Early treatment can prevent rotator cuff tears from getting worse and can help to restore function and mobility in the shoulder.


Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that affects the movement of the shoulder.

The condition arises when the shoulder capsule (the flexible tissue) becomes inflamed and thickened and forms scar tissue. This can result in stiffness and pain.

Symptoms

  • Progressive shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder movement becomes limited
  • Difficulties performing everyday tasks such as getting dressed or cleaning your teeth.

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis is the progressive wearing down of the shoulder ball and socket joint.

There are different types of arthritis that can affect the shoulder. These include:

  • Osteoarthritis  - a condition that destroys the smooth outer coverage of bone and cartilage in the shoulder joint.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis - a condition causing the lining of the shoulder joint to swell.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis – a condition that develops after an injury such as a break or dislocation.
  • Avascular necrosis – a condition affecting the blood supply causing the bone cells to die. 

Symptoms

  • Gradual shoulder stiffness and pain
  • Limited range of motion in the shoulder
  • Night pain is common in the shoulder

Momentum Orthopaedics offers both non-surgical and surgical treatments for Shoulder conditions. For more information please visit Momentum Orthopaedics website.

Hip

Momentum Orthopaedics offers expert diagnosis and specialist treatment for all hip conditions.

In a healthy hip joint the bones are connected to each other by ligaments which are lubricated allowing movement without friction. The surfaces of the bones are covered in a smooth cartilage allowing them to slide over each other and support the joint.

The most common conditions we treat are:

Hip Arthroscopy

Wear and tear of the ball and socket joint can lead to damage of the hip joint.

Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure allowing consultants to treat hip problems.

Symptoms

  • Hip pain
  • Difficulty performing daily activities

 

Hip Replacement

A hip replacement is a common type of surgery where the damaged hip joint is replaced with an artificial one.

The cartilage can be damaged and worn out, resulting in the joint becoming inflamed and irritated. This then leads to pain and discomfort for the sufferer.

Symptoms

The cartilage will begin to wear away resulting in the top of the femur bone rubbing directly on the socket. This will erode the bone and make the hip extremely uncomfortable and painful.

Patients may experience:

  • A stiff and painful hip
  • Problems performing everyday activities such as walking, driving, getting dressed

 

For more information on the hip conditions we treat please visit the Momentum Orthopaedics website.

Knee

Momentum Orthopaedics offers expert diagnosis and specialist treatment for all knee conditions.

The knee is the largest joint in the body and carries half the human’s body weight. It is therefore put under a lot of stress and is used daily. Naturally, it is prone to wear and tear, injury and arthritis and can cause a great deal of pain to the sufferer if it is damaged or diseased.

The most common conditions we treat are:

ACL Reconstruction

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a tough band of tissue connecting the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone).

 

The ACL is a commonly injured knee ligament. If it is torn the knee will become very unstable and lose its full range of movement.

Symptoms

 Following an injury a loud popping noise

  • Immediate swelling of the knee
  • Pain and wobbliness in the knee
  • Instability within the knee
  • Giving way or collapsing of the knee

 

Knee Arthroscopy

An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with the joints. A knee arthroscopy gives doctors a clear view of the inside of the knee.

Symptoms

A knee arthroscopy may be needed if the patient is suffering ongoing knee problems and discomfort.

  • Pain in the knee
  • Wobbliness in the knee
  • Swelling or stiffness of the knee

 

Knee Replacement

A knee replacement will increase the mobility of the sufferer, reduce the pain and increase the standard of living. The type of joint replacement depends on the area of the knee that is damaged or diseased. A knee joint can either be partially replaced where just the knee cap alone is replaced, or the entire knee can be replaced.

Symptoms

  • Knee arthritis
  • Injury
  • Difficult carrying out daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, standing
  • Trauma to the knee
  • Extreme pain in the knee
  • A swollen or stiff knee

 

For more information on the knee conditions we treat please visit the Momentum Orthopaedics website.

Foot and ankle

Momentum Orthopaedics offers expert diagnosis and specialist treatment for all foot and ankle conditions.

The most common conditions we treat are:

Bunion Correction

Bunions are extremely common and are a genetic condition. The majority of people with bunions will have a family history of the condition. Other causes of bunions can be through injury, arthritis and muscle imbalance.

Symptoms

It is important to note that bunions are not always painful.  However, here are some of the symptoms that may occur from a bunion.

  • The big toe and the second toe crossing over
  • Difficultly walking
  • Difficultly wearing shoes, especially tight shoes.

Treatment for bunion correction will depend on the size and severity of the bunion. Around half of all bunion sufferers will not need surgery. Nonsurgical treatment can be used to alleviate the pain and reduce the pressure on the foot to stop it rubbing.


 

Ankle Arthroscopy

There are different types of ankle surgery and arthroscopy is applied in a variety of different ways to treat foot and ankle conditions. It can be used to diagnose problems by providing the surgeon with a clear image of all the joints and structures inside the foot and ankle.

Symptoms

  • Swelling or tenderness in the ankle
  • Pain in the ankle

 

Ankle Replacement

The ankle is a complex joint because it needs to flex and rotate. Furthermore, it receives a lot of strain compared to other joints in the body. Ankle replacement is an operation to remove the diseased and damaged parts of the ankle and replace them with an artificial joint.

The procedure is most commonly performed on patients who are suffering with advanced ankle osteoarthritis.

Symptoms

  • Severe ankle osteoarthritis
  • Pain in the ankle even when relaxing
  • Extreme bone fracture
  • Severe infection

 

For more information on the Foot and Ankle conditions we treat please visit the Momentum Orthopaedics website.

Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapy department at Momentum Orthopaedics provides a wide range of physiotherapy treatments delivered by expert physiotherapists.

Our Chartered Physiotherapists are highly skilled in:

  • Sports injury treatment
    We offer a highly specialised service to individuals at all levels of recreational and professional sport and are experienced in treating injuries for a variety of disciplines such as athletics, football, rugby, squash and tennis.
  • Muscle and joint conditions and back pain
    Our Chartered Physiotherapists at Momentum Orthopaedics are highly experienced in treating all muscle, tendon ligament and joint conditions. This includes recovery following fractures, a recent injury or a long-term problem. Each Physiotherapist is an expert in upper limb, lower limb and spinal management and postural assessment and advice will be given.
  • Post-operative physiotherapy
    Our Physiotherapy team follows each consultant’s rehabilitation guidelines to facilitate your individual recovery. Using a wealth of experience they will guide you through the time following surgery with specific treatments and exercise progression.
  • Respiratory management
    Working closely with a Consultant physician our highly specialist respiratory physiotherapist aims to optimize management of patients with both acute and long term respiratory conditions and approaches to improving daily life and future health will be discussed.
  • Antenatal and postnatal related musculoskeletal pain
    During such an important stage in your life our specialist physiotherapists will support and guide you through the musculo-skeletal problems that can occur during pregnancy and following child birth.
  • Neurology & elderly rehabilitation
    Our experienced specialists physiotherapists are able to tailor treatment plans for specific problems; aiming to optimize self-management and maximize function.

For more information on our Physiotherapists please visit the Momentum Orthopaedics website.

Our team

Momentum Orthopaedics is made up of a number of highly qualified, expert orthopaedic consultants with collectively over 60 years of clinical experience.

Momentum's goal is to find a solution to every problem, ranging from physiotherapy, to arthroscopy and replacements.

Momentum delivers professional judgement, experience and expertise to all its patients, aiming to provide the best healthcare available. Each patient’s case is different and Momentum recognises this by providing specialist and tailored care unique to each patient.

Please choose from one of the consultants below to view their profiles.


Mr Richard Benson, Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon


 

 Mr David Rose, Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon


 

Mr Nick Bowman, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon


 

Mr Mike Fordyce, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


 

Mr Paul Skinner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


 

Mr Justin Forder, Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon