Private Surgery for Recurrant Shoulder Dislocation Repair...

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LucyLou19
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Just wondered if anyone had any experiance of going private for the Shoulder Dislocation Repair Surgery, any idea of costs, locations (North Wales or Sussex) and basically any advice would be well recieved.

Also, has anyone got to the point of recurrant dislocations and had succesful repair with non-invasive techniques such as physiotherapy and shoulder specific strength excersizes. My sisters NHS Physio has stopped seeing her (and her Physio's strong point is deffo not joint injuries), so would private physiotherapy be a good route?

She's not a kayaker at all (not even into outdoor sports tbh), but I know alot of folk on here have suffered similar injuries,

Thanks in advance :)

Lucy

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Hi Lucy

Have a look here :-
http://www.shoulderdoc.co.uk/
Len Funk is supposed to be one of the best, Adam Watts his colleague sorted my Tennis Elbow out.
he may be able to get you on his NHS list and do the surgery at wrightington
http://www.wiganleigh.nhs.uk/internet/h ... ington.asp

Not to far from North Wales

Foz
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I can vouch that Prof Lennard Funk is one of the most highly regarded shoulder surgeon's in the UK. No idea on cost though! http://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/consulta ... p_id=45829

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On my elbow I think my first consulation was about £200 also will prob send you for an MRI scan, you just pop downstairs for that then nip back up for the results and discuss. Its so quick but the scan is another £350.
It seems a lot of money for spend but after months/yrs of many failed visits to my GP its now sorted.

Returning to Kayaking .................. Priceless.

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Another unequivocal vote for Leonard Funk. Ive treated several of his patients pre and post surgery and was hugely impressed by his surgery and positive attitude to recovery.

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Damaged joint Surgery works.
Physio might work (works best for sublux's where complete dislocation has not occurred and there is weakness of the muscles)
Recurrent dislocation suggests physio is not working.
Surgeon plus scans equals the full picture.
Surgery plus physio equals good outcome. :-)

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You would probably be best off to ring a local private hospital and ask them for their costs. My shoulder op was done privately but through health insurance so I am not sure if the fees are the same.

Very rough costs from my vague recollection were:
3x consultant appointments @£350
1x surgeons fees @£1200
1x anaesthetists fees @ £800
15x physio appointments @£150

Give or take a bit, but that is a bill of £5k. I am London-based so these figures could well be higher than average.

S

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