Take our two minute questionnaire below to see if we'd advise a consultation.
Do you have pain that you think is coming from your shoulder or elbow?
Have you seen a physiotherapist?
You can still find out more about shoulder and elbow conditions by browsing the UK Shoulder Clinic website. Scroll down for more information.
Have you had 4 or more sessions of physiotherapy with no signs of improvement?
A quick and accurate diagnosis by the UK Shoulder Clinic can get you the right treatment. Following an assessment with Specialist Orthopaedic Consultant Mr Wijeratna we can arrange appropriate scans if necessary or you can be directed to a recommended shoulder and elbow physiotherapist if that is the right path for you.
Will you need surgery?
We would recommend a consultation based on your answers so far, however, seeing a surgeon does not mean you will definitely have surgery. Choosing the right treatment at the right time is vital to success and Mr Wijeratna has successfully treated thousands of patients who have not needed surgery. Once we've correctly diagnosed the reason for your pain with a clinical examination we will arrange for scans if necessary.
You will of course receive appropriate treatment at the UK Shoulder Clinic and be referred to a recommended shoulder and elbow physiotherapist to continue your care if this is the route we recommend. Surgery is recommended for some causes of pain but all options for your condition will be discussed.
If you are making improvements with your physiotherapy, stick with it. If you reach a point where you are not progressing and you would like a second opinion, get in touch with the UK Shoulder Clinic where Mr Wijeratna will assess your problem and direct your care appropriately.
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Have you had a fall and now your shoulder is weak and painful?
Has your shoulder become extremely painful and stiff over the past 6 months?
Has your shoulder gradually become more painful and stiff over the past few years?
Have you ever dislocated your shoulder and now it seems to pop in and out?
Does your shoulder hurt when you reach above your head?
Does your elbow hurt when you grip things with your hand?
Mr Wijeratna prides himself on excellent clinical outcomes. He carefully selects the right treatment options for each individual to ensure they get the best outcome.
Mr Wijeratna has a passion for sharing his knowledge with others. He teaches other shoulder surgeons on advanced techniques in the UK and abroad including arthroscopic techniques and computer-navigated shoulder replacements. He regularly teaches Junior Doctors, General Practitioners, Physiotherapists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners in different settings.
Mr Wijeratna is available to see you with a GP referral through the NHS, or by self-referral through the private sector.
Mr Wijeratna has pioneered the use of computer-navigated shoulder replacement surgery in the Midlands and now teaches the technique to other Consultant shoulder surgeons in the UK and abroad.
As well as actively publishing many research papers in peer reviewed journals, Mr Wijeratna has contributed to textbooks of orthopaedic surgery and has reviewed scientific articles for international medical journals.
Mr Wijeratna has over 20 years of medical experience, training and working in prestigious orthopaedic centres of excellence in London, Cambridge, Nottingham and Melbourne, Australia.
Mr Wijeratna did his surgical training in upper limb centres of excellence, and since becoming a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2014, he has seen over 10,000 patients in clinics and performed over 2500 surgeries of the shoulder and elbow. He has a special interest in shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and joint replacement.
Mr Wijeratna has won prizes for his research at the British Shoulder and Elbow Society and presented at orthopaedic conferences to global audiences.