Patient info leaflets

Download our patient information leaflets.

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Shoulder replacement surgery

The aim of this leaflet is to answer some of the questions you may have about having shoulder replacement surgery. It explains the risks and benefits of the procedure, alternative treatments available, and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

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Acromioclavicular Joint (ACJ) Stabilisation

The aim of this leaflet is to answer some of the questions you may have about having an acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) stabilisation. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

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Arthroscopic capsular release

The aim of this leaflet is to answer some of the questions you may have about having a release of a frozen shoulder by arthroscopy (a type of keyhole surgery). It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

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Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

The aim of this leaflet is to answer some of the questions you may have about having an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

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Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASAD)

The aim of this leaflet is to answer some of the questions you may have about having an arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASAD). It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

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Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation surgery

The aim of this leaflet is to answer some of the questions you may have about having arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation surgery. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

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NICE patient guidance notes on Shockwave therapy for heel pain

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GSTT – Return to Running advice

A general advice guide for returning to running after injury prepared by the Physiotherapy department at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.

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Shockwave Treatment NICE Guidance

Here you can find the guidance and patient information leaflet from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence on treating Plantar Fasciitis

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Hand & wrist surgery

Where to expect your incision in hand & wrist surgery

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Xiapex Injection

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Wrist arthroscopy

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Trapezectomy

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Release of trigger finger

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Ganglion excision

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Dupuytren’s fasciectomy

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Carpal tunnel decompression

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Dressings for Hand Surgery