I see new patients at Hill House, this is part of Spire Hospital Norwich Click Here for further information
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).
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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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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