Every day new advances are made in healthcare technology and techniques. We believe in maintaining a position at the forefront of such advances in order to offer the best levels of care and treatment for our patients. To that end our consultants and professional teams are committed to ongoing professional development.

In addition to regularly lecturing and writing on their areas of specialism, our consultants travel widely to share and promote best practice with the world’s leading orthopaedic practitioners. The advanced techniques used by our consultant orthopaedic surgeons include arthroscopy and shockwave treatments.

Joint replacement

Arthritis pain can prevent enjoyment of life as well as preventing sleep. It is no exaggeration to say joint replacement revolutionises people’s lives. The technology is now well tried and tested and improves all the time. Although major surgery has inherent risks, most people sail through surgery and often report feeling ten years younger.

We routinely carry out replacement of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger joints in the upper limb and hip, knee and ankle in the lower limb.

Arthroscopic treatment

Arthroscopy is often referred to as keyhole surgery. This is because, unlike open surgery, it is carried out with minor (small keyhole-like) incisions. These normally result in minimal scarring and more rapid recovery times than is experienced with open surgery.

Your surgeon will use an arthroscope (a miniature camera) to examine the damage or injury and to guide him through the techniques he uses to repair it.

Arthroscopic surgery can often be carried out as day surgery. This means you will not normally need to stay overnight in hospital. However your surgeon will advise you on this according to your individual case and your clinical needs.

Ultrasound diagnosis and guided injections

Your surgeon has been trained in the latest techniques of diagnosis using high technology ultrasound scanning equipment. This often allows a “one stop shop” in the clinic for maximum patient convenience.

This may also avoid the need for further investigations such as MRI on another day.

Should injections prove necessary they can be delivered to the damaged area with 100% accuracy using ultrasound as a guide. This often improves the effect of the injection. It may also be very helpful for monitoring progress from such treatments as Shockwave Therapy.