Welcome to the Shoulder Clinic Sancta Maria Hospital
The Sancta Maria Hospital Shoulder Clinic is based in the heart of the Swansea Bay and offers patients and healthcare professionals a complete and comprehensive service for the management of all shoulder problems. It provides a one stop centre for a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of patients suffering from shoulder pain.
The clinic is led by Mr Mark Pritchard who is fully trained in the latest minimal access and arthroscopic surgical techniques. He is recognized as a major leader at local, national and international level in these specialities. Sancta Maria Hospital provides patient focused care and excellence in treating all shoulder conditions. We provide a complete service encompassing diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Arthroscopic, reconstructive and joint replacement (shoulder and elbow) surgery are all performed to the highest standards with regular audit and assessment of results and outcomes
We are able to offer expert opinions on the following conditions: –
- Arthritis of the Shoulder including Shoulder Replacement
- Acromio-clavicular joint arthritis and dislocation
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder Dislocation and instability
- Fractures of the shoulder and upper arm
- Sports Injuries of the Shoulder
- Shoulder Impingement (Bursitis, Tendonitis)
- Non-specific shoulder pain
These are some but not all procedures carried out by the clinics Shoulder surgeons
Arthroscopy is commonly known as ‘key hole surgery’. Usually, two or three 5mm puncture wounds are only required. Shoulder arthroscopy is used to determine more precisely what is wrong
A complete rotator cuff tear will not heal. Complete ruptures usually require surgery if your goal is to return your shoulder to optimal function. A rotator cuff repair involves stitching the torn tendon back onto its attachment to the arm.
Injections into soft tissues and joints can be very effective in giving pain relief when the tissues are inflamed. The injection that you have had includes a small amount of Steroid that has an anti-inflammatory action and a local anaesthetic.
Arthroscopic Labral Repair
If the labrum is torn the shoulder can become unstable. This is what happens in shoulder dislocations and instability. Different injury mechanisms cause different tears in various sites around the labrum.
In shoulder replacement surgery, the painful surfaces of the damaged shoulder are resurfaced with artificial shoulder parts. The part that replaces the ball consists of a stem with a rounded metal head. The part that replaces the socket consists of a smooth plastic. Modern implants use bone preserving prostheses.
Patient support each step of the way.
At HMT Sancta Maria Hospital, we provide a complete end-to-end service for superior Shoulder for assessment, diagnosis and surgery with patient treatment and care as its focus. It is important to us that you feel safe, informed, and cared for throughout your journey with us.
We have the most experienced team of specialists; our surgeons, nurses, and physiotherapists work in close collaboration, so we can provide a programme which is tailored to the individual needs of our patients. We are passionate about supporting our patients on the full journey; from assessment, diagnosis and treatment, through to recovery.
Our team treat the individual, looking at the unique demands and stresses placed on the shoulder, whether you are a top-class sports person, weekend warrior, or battling with everyday activities. We also aim to teach you about your condition to encourage an active participation in your recovery and continued self-management
How do I get treatment?
You can self-refer or ask for a GP referral to see Mr Pritchard at Sancta Maria. We see both self-paying and insured patients. For more information email email@example.com or call 01792 479 040 or fill in the form.