Treatments

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by arthritis of the ankle.  Increasing pain and stiffness occurs as the joint surfaces get damaged.  With worsening arthritis, the pain can get so ba…

This operation is performed for symptoms affecting the lesser toes of the foot.  There are a number of deformities that can occur to the lesser toes such as “hammer”, “mallet” or “clawing”.  These…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by an ingrown toenail.  This usually affects the big toe when the nail curls in and pierces the skin.  This can lead to pain, redness and infections.…

This operation is performed for arthritis affecting one or more of the joints around the heel or hindfoot.  Increasing pain and stiffness occurs as the joint surfaces get damaged.  With worsening a…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by bunions affecting the big toe.  The medical term for this condition is hallux valgus.  The main symptom from hallux valgus is rubbing and d…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by a tarsal coalition, an abnormal failure of separation of 2 bones in the foot.  The coalition can cause a painful, stiff foot and can be a cause of…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by a Morton’s neuroma, a thickening of one of the nerves sitting between the toes.  This can cause pain and tingling to the sole of the foot and affe…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by a bony growth at the back of the heel.  The growth results as a consequence of irritation around the insertion point of the Achilles tendon and is…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by a ganglion, a benign, harmless swelling occurring from a joint or tendon.  The ganglion occurs when synovial fluid from the affected joint or tend…

Extracoroporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an effective, non-surgical method of treating tendon and ligaments problems in the foot and ankle.  It is particularly good at treating Achilles tendon a…

This operation is performed for ankle instability and pain caused by previous injuries to the ankle ligaments on the outer aspect of the ankle.  The aim of the operation is to repair the torn ligam…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by arthritis of the ankle.  Increasing pain and stiffness occurs as the joint surfaces get damaged.  With worsening arthritis, the pain can get so ba…

This operation is performed for a variety of conditions affecting the ankle joint itself.  Most commonly, ankle arthroscopy is performed after an injury to the ankle has occurred causing damage to…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by a planovalgus (flat) foot deformity.  The inner arch of the foot can collapse due to failure of the supporting soft tissue structures, particularl…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by a cavovarus (high arch) foot deformity.  The inner arch of the foot can develop into a high arch causing patients to walk on the outside of their…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by a degenerate Achilles tendon. The aim of the operation is to remove the degenerate tendon to promote a healing response and the regeneration of no…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by arthritis of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, also known as hallux rigidus.  This joint is the “knuckle” joint of the big toe.  Incre…

This operation is performed for symptoms caused by arthritis of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, also known as hallux rigidus.  This joint is the “knuckle” joint of the big toe.  Incre…

Arthritis of the shoulder joint is not as common as knee or hip arthritis but still affects a significant number of patients in the UK.  Increasing pain and stiffness occurs as the joint surfaces g…

This operation is performed for a rotator cuff tear.  The aim of the operation is to secure the torn tendon of the rotator cuff muscle to the bone to allow it to heal.  A subacromial decompression…

The rotator cuff muscles that surround the shoulder joint are required for normal shoulder movement as they hold the humeral head (ball) on to the glenoid (socket) as the arm is elevated.   The rot…

This operation is performed for shoulder dislocations with associated bone loss or revision cases when a shoulder has dislocated after surgical stabilisation.  The glenoid socket is at risk of dama…

This operation is performed for symptoms following an acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) dislocation.  The coracoclavicular ligaments hold the clavicle onto the coracoid process of the shoulder blade. …

This operation is performed for a condition called biceps tendinitis.  The aim of the operation is to move the inflamed part of the biceps tendon (long head) that sits in your shoulder joint out of…

This operation is performed for a condition called subacromial impingement.  The aim of the operation is to increase the subacromial space to allow the rotator cuff muscles that surround the should…

This operation is performed for a condition called subacromial impingement.  The aim of the operation is to increase the subacromial space to allow the rotator cuff muscles that surround the should…

This operation is performed for shoulder dislocation or instability caused by a history of trauma.  The aim of the operation is to repair the labrum that has been torn off by the dislocation back o…

This operation is performed for a condition called frozen shoulder.  The aim of the operation is to restore movement to your shoulder.  This is done through a combined keyhole procedure to release…

This operation is performed for arthritis within the acromioclavicular joint.  This is the joint found at the outer end of your collar bone.  The aim of the operation is to remove about 5-10mm of b…

This operation is performed for a condition called cubital tunnel syndrome.  The aim of the operation is to release the ulnar nerve as it passes around the back of the elbow.  

This operation is performed for simple problems occurring in the elbow such as early arthritis, loose bodies or cartilage problems.  The elbow, like most joints, can be operated on through keyhole…

This operation is performed for a condition called golfer’s elbow.  The aim of the operation is to remove the degenerate tendon on the inner aspect of the elbow to promote a healing response and th…

This procedure is performed for tendinopathies around the elbow, particularly tennis and golfer’s elbow.  The aim of the procedure is to promote a healing response and the regeneration of normal te…

This operation is performed for a condition called olecranon bursitis.  The aim of the operation is to remove the chronically infected and inflamed olecranon bursa.  It should not be performed afte…

Short Summary

This operation is performed for pain, catching or stiffness caused by early arthritis.  When a joint develops arthritis the body forms extra bone around the joint called osteo…

This operation is performed for a condition called tennis elbow.  The aim of the operation is to remove the degenerate tendon on the outer aspect of the elbow to promote a healing response and the…

This operation is performed for arthritis affecting the elbow.  This can be caused by conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or as a result of trauma.  Increasing pain and stiffnes…

The hip joint consists of a ball (femoral head) and socket (acetabulum which is part of the pelvis).

The joint itself is lined with cartilage that provides a smooth surface for the two bone…

Hip arthroscopy or key-hole surgery enables the inside of your hip joint to be visualized by inserting a small telescope (arthroscope) through a small incision around the hip.  Through another smal…

Once a diagnosis of ACL rupture has been made and initial knee swelling and stiffness are settled, patients may need to undergo ACL reconstruction surgery to achieve full knee stability and return…

Arthroscopy is the technical term for surgery carried out to look inside a joint through small incisions.  It involves placing a telescope with a light source into the knee through incisions either…

The knee joint is made up of the lower end of the thigh bone (femur), the top end of the shin bone (tibia) and the kneecap that lies at the front of the knee.  The joint itself is lined with cartil…

The knee joint is made up of the lower end of the thigh bone (femur), the top end of the shin bone (tibia) and the kneecap that lies at the front of the knee.  The joint itself is lined with cartil…

This operation is performed for Dupuytren’s disease.  The aim of the operation is to remove the abnormally thickened tissue in the palm or finger. This leads to a straighter finger an…

This operation is performed for Dupuytren’s disease.  The aim of the operation is to divide the abnormally thickened tissue in the palm. This leads to a straighter finger and an impro…

This operation is performed for a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome.  The aim of the operation is divide the ligament that crosses the base of the hand. This releases the pressu…

This operation is performed for a condition called trigger finger.  The aim of the operation is divide the first of a series of pulleys in the finger. This allows the nodule on the te…

This procedure is performed for Dupuytren’s disease.  The aim is to inject an enzyme into abnormally thickened tissue in the palm to chemically divide it. This leads to a straighter f…

This operation is performed for thumb base arthritis.  The aim of the operation is to remove the trapezium which is one of the wrist bones at the base of the thumb. This removes one side of…