Shoulder Arthritis

What is shoulder arthritis? Shoulder arthritis is a common joint disease caused by loss of the articular cartilage which lines the joint surfaces.  In a normal joint, the cartilage is several millimetres thick and very slippery.  This means that the joint surfaces can glide smoothly over one another.  In an arthritic joint, the joint surfaces […]

Shoulder dislocations and instability

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, but unfortunately this means that it is particularly prone to dislocation and instability. How does the shoulder become unstable? Although the shoulder is theoretically a ball and socket joint, the socket is extremely shallow. The joint therefore relies heavily on the ligaments and muscles for stability. The labrum […]

Frozen shoulder surgery

1. What is frozen shoulder 2. Frozen shoulder treatment 3. Frozen shoulder surgery Frozen shoulder surgery usually involves an arthroscopic capsular release. The aim is to release the tight capsule in order to improve both pain and movement.           When should you consider surgery for frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder is often […]