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This section of the site is dedicated to providing a comprehensive information service for patients. You can find detailed information about the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders. The surgery and anaesthesia sections give an overview details about the risks. The glossary is helpful if you unsure of any terms used on the website.

 

The purpose of this knowledge base is to enable a patient to have the best understanding of firstly the conditions they are suffering from and secondly the techniques used to alleviate them. The information has been carefully planned from a patient perspective and will not blind you with science. Many of the sections will be animated soon in some form or another.

 

If you are unsure of your diagnosis please click on self diagnosis to be informed of what to read.

If you know what your diagnosis is click on shoulder and elbow disorders and select the appropriate condition

 

NEW! for medical professionals Diagnosis of the shoulder PDF

 

What to expect

 

About St Joseph's Hospital

 

About the Royal Gwen Hospital

 

Glossary of relevant medical terms

 

Anatomy of the shoulder & elbow

 

Surgery

 

Common Shoulder Conditions

 

Common Elbow Conditions

 

Self Diagnosis

 

Anesthesia

 

The self diagnosis and information sections are to be used only as a generic guide.They are not meant to replace or substitute a consultation.