Before your surgery you will be asked to sign a ‘Consent Form’. This form is simply documentation that your surgeon has undertaken the process of ‘informed consent’, it is not a legal document. It is a form that is signed by a patient to confirm that they are fully aware of the procedure which they… Read More »

MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

MRI scanning is an imaging technique that is able to exploit the magnetic properties of hydrogen atoms within the body. It is able to produce very detailed images of multiple structures using magnetic fields and radio-waves without using any ionizing radiation. MRI scans do not use x-rays and have no harmful effects. They are particularly… Read More »

Driving after Shoulder Surgery

The time taken before someone can return to driving after shoulder surgery will depend on the type of procedure undertaken, the length of immobilisation (if required) and the recovery of active movements. To be able to drive safely you should be capable of actively moving your shoulder without assistance and without damaging the surgical repair…. Read More »

Return to Work After Shoulder Surgery

This is very much dependent on the type of work that you do, whether you need to drive to get to work and the type of surgery that you have had done. As a general rule the effect of coming into hospital, having a procedure and an anaesthetic takes a lot more out of people… Read More »

Your Surgery

Getting to the Hospital In your Preoperative Information you will be asked to have nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to your admission. If you are having your operation under a General Anaesthetic or sedation it is important to know that you are not considered legally safe to drive for 24 hours… Read More »