New Patients

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Investigations

It is usual for me to confirm my clinical diagnosis with imaging. This may be simple X-ray, ultrasound examination, CT scan or MRI depending on the underlying problem.

X-rays will be performed on site at Hill House if necessary

Other investigations will be arranged and I will review you with the results at a separate clinic appointment (usually within 2 weeks).

These investigations will occour at either Spire Norwich Hospital or at the Global clinic (depending on waiting times). This will be coordinated by Sonia Colbert.

Pre-operative information

Following discussion in clinic you will be offered a date for your surgery

My routine operating lists occur at Spire hospital Norwich but I am able to arrange private lists at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital

If necessary formal pre-operative anaesthetic assessment will be arranged. 

You need to be 'nil by mouth' for 6 hours before surgery

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Post-operative information

The majority of my surgery is performed as a day-case. Shoulder replacements normally require an overnight stay.

I will specify a particular safe range of movement when I see you post-operatively

You will be seen by a physiotherapist prior to discharge to run through your expected rehab programme

The wound dressings are water-proof but you should refrain from showering for 72 hours after arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Spare dressings will be provided.

I will see you at approximately 2 weeks post-operatively. I use absorbable sutures but the suture ends will be trimmed by a nurse prior to seeing me. 

I will also see you at approximately 6 weeks post operatively

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Physiotherapy Guidelines

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