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Glenelg Orthopaedics

Providing Quality Orthopaedic Care

Benefits of Shoulder Surgery



At Glenelg Orthopaedics we have many over 18 years of experience with shoulder surgery and offer shoulder reconstruction procedures which in 98% of the cases are undertaken through a totally arthroscopic approach ( keyhole ). 

This involves the use of several  1 centimetre incisions around the shoulder through which we can then undertake:-

  • An arthroscopic decompression
  • An acromioclavicular ( AC joint ) excision or
  • A rotator cuff repair,
  • Arthroscopic bursectomy,
  • Biceps tenodesis or release (tenotomy)
  • Stabilisation procedures.

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We are very proud that these procedures can be undertaken totally arthroscopically as opposed to an arthroscopy to assesse the shoulder and then a mini-open approach.  

   

(picture of a rotator cuff tear at arthroscopy)

A totally arthroscopic approach leads to less pain and also protects the deltoid muscle surrounding the shoulder. Click for more information

Dr Gavin Nimon has 15 years experience of totally arthroscopic techniques in Australia and in the United Kingdom with regular visitations to Centres of Excellence around Europe including Milan.   He is proud to have passed these techniques onto some of the younger orthopaedic surgeons. 

Arthroscopic surgery involves an overnight stay in hospital and the procedure can be undertaken at Glenelg Community Hospital or Ashford Hospital. For patients who are covered under health insurance fund such as BUPA or the equivalent, there is no out of pocket expenses. 

 

We also perform Total Shoulder Replacements both Anatomic (Conventional) or Reverse

We have extensive experience with these procedures and perform them regularly at Ashford or Glenelg Community Hospitals. It is undertaken for arthritis of the shoulder and being the lead shoulder clinician at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, performs a large number both in private and public hospitals each year.

 

For more information click here or  please contact us at Glenelg Orthopaedics  +61883769988 or email at [email protected]