“Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget the perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”.  Leonard Cohen

Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain can be very debilitating and is a major area of orthopaedic surgery.  

Ever pulled your shoulder when lifting your suitcase off the airport luggage carousel?  Bells will ring but that’s because of the pain. You may have injured your shoulder and require shoulder surgery.  Your shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands all are part of your essential tool kit to be able to perform everyday activities, getting dressed in the morning, going to work, playing sport and cooking the evening meal.  Hands, wrist, elbows and shoulders are all held together through a series of related ligaments, muscles, tendons and joints. Get these out of alignment and pain and loss of mobility can severely impact on your upper extremity function and stop you from participating in being human. Problems in any of areas - from the fingertips to the shoulder blades can cause major disruptions at home and at work and negatively impacting quality of life.  Orthopaedic surgeons can perform a range of operations to assist improve mobility and decrease pain.