General enquiries

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Upper Body

Shoulder

We work with some of the best consultants in the country, specialising in shoulder surgery. We have the most up to date equipment allowing our consultants to use the most advanced techniques in Shoulder surgery. Our hospital set up means that your injury can be rapidly diagnosed and treated, getting you back to your best in the fastest time.

Common symptoms of a shoulder injury:

  • Popping, clicking or catching in the shoulder.
  • Inability to move your arm in full motion.
  • A feeling of weakness or instability in the shoulder
  • Consistent aching in or around the shoulder joint

Treatment options:

  • Physiotherapy 
  • Painkillers
  • Antiinflammatorys
  • Arthrographic distension (hydrodilatation)
  • Surgery; arthoscopic decompression, athroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation, shoulder replacement.
  • Ice treatments

Back 

In most cases, you will experience back pain as a short term problem which can be initially fixed using home treatment and pain killers. If you symptoms do not improve within 6 weeks of back pain, your condition may become more chronic. At The Wilmslow Hospital, we are able to offer these patients with diagnosis and treatment, focusing on the root cause of the back pain including;

  • Treating lower back pain
  • Back surgery
  • Back pain clinics
  • Back pain treatment

Spine

For some patients, the result of chronic back pain can present itself in the form of spinal fractures, infections, or spinal tumours, inflammatory disorders or congenital deformity, have many options for treatment, which will be discussed at their consultation.

Surgery is the last option in those cases were other remedies and techniques haven’t been effective. Working with a specialist orthopaedic surgeon can help you decide on the most suitable treatment.

Conditions we treat, include:

  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Osteoporotic fractures
  • Trauma
  • Scoliosis and kyphosis – curving of the spine
  • Tumours
  • Trapped nerves causing arm pain (brachialgia) and leg pain (sciatica)
  • Infections
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Injection therapies – facet injection, nerve root block, epidurals

Hand and wrist

At The Wilmslow Hospital have a team of expert consultants able to provide a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments for your hand and wrist conditions. We work with a multidisciplinary team comprised of dedicated professionals, from orthopaedic specialists to plastic surgeons with particular hand and wrist training.

Symptoms

  • Tingling
  • Pain of the fingers and hand
  • Severe pain that tends to increase during gripping or squeezing
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Obvious deformity, such as a bent wrist or crooked finger
  • Stiffness or inability to move your fingers or thumb
  • Numbness in your hand
  • unusual dimples on your palm
  • thickening of the skin on your palm
  • tenderness around your palm

Conditions

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tenosynovitis and tendonitis
  • Trauma to tendons, nerves and other soft tissues
  • Hand fractures and joint/ligament injuries, such as skier's thumb
  • Wrist fractures
  • Dupuytren's disease – a condition involving a fixed forward curvature of one or more fingers
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, such as ulnar abutment syndrome
  • Sports injuries, including triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and wrist ligament injuries
  • Work and leisure-related upper limb disorders
  • Ganglions and tumours
  • Scaphoid fractures and nonunions – a serious fracture complication

Treatment

  • Work and leisure rehabilitation using Primus RS
  • Thermoplastic static and dynamic splints
  • Scar management, including pressure garments
  • Oedema and wound management
  • Neoprene custom-made splints
  • Medico-legal assessment
  • Exercise therapy and mobilisation techniques 
  • Electrotherapy

Need help with your booking?

If you have private medical cover, our friendly business office team can liaise with your insurance company on your behalf, arranging everything you need to start your treatment with us.

If you are self-funding your treatment, our team can provide pricing details for your consultations, diagnostics and procedures and book your appointment too.

Talk to us

Have a question? You can talk to someone on our friendly team by phone 01625 545 036 or contact us online.

Referring a patient

If you are a medical professional looking to refer your patient to us, you can write a referral letter to us and if you know the consultant that you would like your patient to see, please outline this on the letter. We also accept unnamed referrals. In this case our team will assign the most appropriate consultant to suit your patient’s needs. You then either email your referral letter to us on thewilmslowhospital@hcahealthcare.co.uk or fax it to us on 01625 545 099

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