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Shoulder and Elbow Services

Shoulder and Elbow Services

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About us

If you have been diagnosed with a shoulder or elbow problem, you may be referred into the multi-disciplinary service to be assessed by a member of the team. You may be seen either by an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Registrar or Specialist Physiotherapist. We offer all aspects of shoulder & elbow surgery, including primary shoulder arthroplasty, revision shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder stabilisation, rotator cuff repairs and decompressions, acromioclavicular joint and frozen shoulder surgery. We also offer primary elbow arthroplasty, elbow instability and ligament reconstruction, tendon surgery and nerve decompressions. In addition we treat shoulder and elbow trauma conditions.

Clinics

One Stop Clinic

The One Stop Clinic is a modern patient centred take on a traditional service, offering same day consultations, scans and treatment for patients. Since October 2020 the one stop clinic has provided a more streamlined approach to patient care, offering timely interventions and saving patients multiple trips to the hospital environment.

One Stop Clinic Patient Information Leaflet
Clinic team photo

Acute Shoulder Soft Tissue Injury Clinic

This clinic is run by 2 Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners and aims to capture patients who have experienced a recent traumatic soft tissue injury, ensuring patients have fast access to specialist clinicians. We see shoulder dislocations, suspected rotator cuff tears, acromioclavicular joint injuries, biceps tendon, pectoralis major tendon and triceps tendon ruptures, and any other shoulder girdle soft tissue injury requiring specialist input. We aim to see patients within 2 weeks of referral where they are clinically assessed and referred for further imaging or physiotherapy treatment as appropriate. Those with a significant soft tissue injury can be fast-tracked for surgery.

Acute Soft Tissue Shoulder Injury Clinic Pathway

Elective Orthopaedic Clinics

Each Orthopaedic Consultant runs a traditional elective (planned) orthopaedic clinic, these are run at Airedale General Hospital and Skipton General Hospital. Patients attending one of these clinics will have an assessment and may be referred for investigations such as an xray, ultrasound or MRI. Treatment options will be discussed; these could include injections, physiotherapy or surgery. This is also a place for discussion of ongoing progress, results of scans and where patients are reviewed after they have had surgery.

Useful Resources

Useful links

My Planned Care Information Platform: General-Health-Advice.pdf (myplannedcare.nhs.uk)

Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM’s) are a tool that is increasingly used to try to improve the care of surgical patients. PROM’s are structured questionnaires that record the patients’ symptoms directly. All new patients are added to the PROM’s system and can be accessed by patients to input their information. The PROM’s system is not compulsory and patients may opt out at any point. Visit the Airedale PROM’s portal

Alternatively use the QR code below on your smart device to access the portal.

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The system is run by Amplitude. Amplitude is the UK’s leading provider of clinical data collection software, used for Clinical & Patient Reported Outcomes, Virtual Follow Up & Triage Clinics, Chronic Illness Patient Monitoring & Patient Experience Measures.

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