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The Bristol Knee Clinic

The Bristol Orthopaedic Clinic

• The Glen Spire Hospital, Bristol
• St Mary's Hospital, Bristol
• St Joseph's Hospital, Newport
• The Lister Hospital, London

Appointment Bookings:

• Tel: 0117 970 6655


The "Glen" Spire Hospital
Redland Hill
Bristol BS6 6UT

Tel: 0117 980 4080

Bristol Nuffield Hospital at St Mary's
Upper Byron Place
Bristol BS8 1JU

Tel: 0117 970 6655

St Joseph's Hospital
Harding Avenue
Newport NP20 6ZE

Tel: 01633 820300

The Lister Hospital
The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Rd.

Tel: 01179 706655

Arthroscopy Of The Shoulder - Prior To Surgery

Non-operative Management

Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendonitis includes initial rest, avoiding of activities above the head and sports, non- steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and rehabilitation physiotherapy and muscle training. Steroid injections into the inflamed area often helpful and may be effective in the longer as well as shorter term. However if the symptoms persist despite this non-operative management or an MRI scan or sub-acromial X-ray view of the shoulder may be able to demonstrate damage to the rotator cuff. In which case surgery may be indicated. This should with modern techniques be undertaken by arthroscopic, minimally invasive or keyhole techniques. These techniques provide a better direct visualisation of the problem and allow direct, appropriate surgery without wider disruption or the associated pain, stiffness and need for post-operative rehabilitation.


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