Treatments we offer


Many of our Orthopaedic surgeons specialise in sports medicine, regularly diagnosing and repairing bone and soft tissue damage resulting from pressure, repetitive movements and trauma. Using both surgical and non-surgical procedures, we are able to treat a wide range of shoulder complaints to relieve pain and restore movement and function.

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Surgery is known as Carpal Tunnel Decompression or Carpal Tunnel Release surgery and is performed on an out-patient basis, which means you will not have to stay in hospital overnight. The surgery involves the roof of the Carpal Tunnel, known as the carpal ligament, which is cut to reduce pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. A local anaesthetic is used for this procedure.

Ganglion Cyst Removal

There are two ways that surgery can be used to remove a ganglion cyst. Both techniques can be performed under either local or general anaesthetic.

Open surgery – where the surgeon makes a medium-sized cut, usually about 5cm (2 inches) long, over the site of the affected joint or tendon.

Arthroscopic surgery- a type of keyhole surgery where smaller incisions are made and a tiny camera, called an arthroscope is used by the surgeon to look inside the joint.

Knee Arthroscopy

This is a type of keyhole surgery used to treat the knee joint. Depending on the treatment, the surgery can take anything from 30 minutes to 2 or 3 hours. Once the arthroscope has been inserted, your surgeon will examine your knee joint on a monitor. He or she can insert instruments to repair  or remove damaged tissue, cartilage or ligaments.

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Trigger Finger

This involves cutting through the affected section of the tendon sheath that attaches the tendon to the bone in your finger, so that the tendon can move freely again. The procedure takes around 20 minutes to perform and can be done under a local anaesthetic.

Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that help move and stabilise the shoulder joint. Damage to any or all of the four muscles and the ligaments that attach these muscles to bone can occur because of acute injury, chronic overuse, or gradual ageing.