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Shoulder & Elbow Unit

The Shoulder and Elbow Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital is led by consultants who are each recognised as international experts in the management of conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow. The Unit aims to deliver world-class surgical care and rehabilitation for patients with complex shoulder and elbow pathology, underpinned by evidence-based medicine and undertaken in a multidisciplinary team environment.

The Unit is one of the largest in the country, with referrals to the service coming from throughout the UK. We cover all aspects of shoulder & elbow surgery, including routine and complex primary arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty, prosthetic joint infections, instability, and rotator cuff dysfunction.

The Unit is an established referral hub for primary and revision elbow replacements, and also has a large primary and revision shoulder replacement practice. The arthroplasty practice includes the management of prosthetic joint infections and has well-established pathways for the treatment of infected shoulder and elbow replacements.

Our Surgeons have extensive experience in the use of patient-specific guides and custom made implants using CAD-CAM technology in order to deal with complex deformities.

The Unit is a leader in the management and treatment of complex instability and has an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Patients benefit from a multi-disciplinary approach with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, microbiologists, radiologists, rheumatologists, and a clinical nurse specialist.

Range of Services

Acute:

  • Native and prosthetic joint infection
  • Periprosthetic fracture

Non-Acute:

  • Primary and revision Shoulder replacement
  • Primary and revision Elbow replacement
  • Shoulder and Elbow reconstruction
    • Primary and revision rotator cuff repairs and reconstruction including superior capsular reconstruction
    • Tendon transfers
    • Scapulothoracic and glenohumeral fusion
    • Deformity correction
    • Segmental and custom prostheses
  • Complex fracture management
  • Complex instability
  • Inpatient rehabilitation

Information guides for common procedures in adults are available at the bottom of this page.

 

Referrals

Referrals for total elbow replacement, periprosthetic fractures and infected arthroplasty are accepted from GPs and hospital doctors using these referral forms.

Please note that, if you are a GP, an additional e-referral will need to be completed before the patient is seen.

Please look at the Unit referral criteria

Consultants - Specialist Interests

Consultant Surgeons

Mr Mark Falworth - Arthroscopic and open shoulder/elbow surgery. Primary/revision shoulder & elbow surgery including joint arthroplasty. Management of infected...
Ms Deborah Higgs - Shoulder and elbow surgery, joint replacement, reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Mr Addie Majed - Management of all acute and chronic shoulder and elbow conditions, including complex revision and reconstructive surgery.
Mr Will Rudge - Shoulder, upper limb, joint replacement and rehabilitation

Consultant Physiotherapist

Anju Jaggi - Consultant Physiotherapist. Recurrent atraumatic shoulder instability. Complex shoulder pain. Conservative management for rotator cuff insufficiency...

Key Contacts

Clinic Appointments
Please call 020 3947 0052
Admissions
Please call 020 3947 0052
Patient Support Line
Amanda Denton, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Tel: 020 8385 3024
Shoulder and Elbow Unit. Direct telephone 020 8909 5726 / Fax 020 8385 3027
MDT Coordinator
Bhavini Patel, Tel: 020 3947 0052
Secretary to Mr Mark Falworth
Tel: 020 8385 3025
Email: wendy.ingram1@nhs.net
Secretary to Miss Deborah Higgs
Tel: 020 8909 5457
Email: patricia.noonan-smith@nhs.net
Secretary to Mr Addie Majed
Tel: 020 8909 5565
Email: yaswee.mohanlal1@nhs.net
Secretary to Mr Will Rudge
Tel: 020 8909 5671
Email: Laura.Coultry@nhs.net
Secretary to Anju Jaggi / Amanda Denton
Tel: 020 8909 5727
Email: Stephanie.Hyman@nhs.net
Useful documents:Size
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