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How to treat a rotator cuff tear

Rotator cuff tears can cause worsening pain, usually felt on the deltoid. In this article, Mr Phil Wright, clarifies other warning signs of the condition and highlights what the average recovery time is from rotator cuff repair surgery. We also discuss non-surgical treatment options such as steroid injections and whether they are efffective.

Computer elbow: can I get tennis elbow from typing too much?

Computer elbow, better known as tennis elbow, is a stress injury to your elbow from repetatively typing and gripping your computer mouse. It's a classic sign of being overworked and now with the increasing use of computers and laptops in the workspace, this condition is becoming more common. We asked Mr Phil Wright, an expert consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in elbow pain, to explain a bit more about how it develops and what ergonomic changes you should make to prevent it.

When is arthroscopic shoulder surgery needed?

Shoulder problems are very common, and although most resolve after 2-3 weeks without treatment, some may require treatment in the form of arthroscopic surgery to improve strength and stability. In this article, Mr Phil Wright, one of our top consultant orthopaedic surgeons, explains when arthroscopic shoulder surgery is used and what you can expect during recovery.

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