Orthopedic Procedures: Upper Limb
Our Upper Limb Orthopaedics team offer a complete service from diagnostics to surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Our expert Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons work with our highly experienced Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists ensuring that patients get all supports necessary to aid them in their recovery and return to normal daily life.
Upper Limb Procedures
Biceps Tendon Repair
A bicep tendon is a tough strip of tissue which connects the biceps muscle to the bone in your arm allowing you to move. A procedure to repair your bicep tendon can return all your arm strength along with function.
After biceps tendon repair surgery surgery, patients will need to do flexibility and strengthening exercises to rehabilitate their arm and shoulder.
This is a thin, fluid-filled sac that is located at the boney tip of the elbow. Normally, this is flat. However, if it becomes irritated, it can flare up causing fluid to accumulate and bursitis to develop.
During this procedure, the surgeon will remove the bursa. The bursa then usually grows back as a non-inflamed, normally functioning bursa over a period of several months.
Tennis / Golfers Elbow
A Tennis Elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. A Golfers elbow also causes pain but this occurs on the outside of the elbow.
Damage occurs to the muscles and tendons that control your wrist and fingers causing pain and difficulty using the arm for everyday tasks. This is typically related to excess or repeated stress. Improper movement or too little warm-up/conditioning can also contribute to a golfer’s elbow.