The shoulder is designed to give a large range of movement. Most of the shoulder movement occurs between the ball and socket joint. The ball at the top of the arm bone (head of humerus) fits into a shallow socket (glenoid) which is part of the shoulder blade (scapula). Movement also occurs between the shoulder blade and chest wall. The shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) is surrounded by a joint capsule or lining. The shoulder joint is further supported by ligaments and muscles.
You may have been told that you have a frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is a painful and stiff condition of the shoulder joint which results in a severe loss of motion in the shoulder because of scarring and fibrosis of the joint capsule (the deepest layer of covering of the joint). Your doctor may have tried to resolve this problem using physiotherapy and special injections. If this fails to work and your shoulder remains painful and stiff you doctor may advise an operation to remove the scar tissue.
Frozen shoulder occurs slightly more commonly in females than males and most commonly in the 40 to 60 year old age group. It often comes on out of the blue but may also come on after a minor injury or after a shoulder operation. It is more common in patients with diabetes. If you have frozen shoulder that requires surgery The Holly Private Hospital’s expert orthopaedic consultants offer unrivalled care. We utilise the latest technologies to diagnose and produce an individualised treatment plan for your shoulder condition and a wide range of shoulder treatments and surgery are available to help with mobility and pain.
The Holly is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the UK with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding, dedicated staff. We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for (arthroscopic/keyhole) shoulder surgery to treat frozen shoulder with prices starting from £4,950 (T&Cs apply). For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling
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