New videos, info and more at

By Mr Harry Brownlow, February 2018 In preparation for the New Year we have been working hard to revamp our website. Please take a look. We have reorganised and simplified but also added more content. In particular we are pleased to have introduced a number of videos in which we describe the common conditions and…

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Christmas Tree

Baubles and fairies – a clue to your shoulder pain

By Mr Harry Brownlow, December 2017 Decorating your Christmas tree might give you a clue as the cause of your shoulder pain. If you pain is worse on very high reaching movements, such as putting the fairy on the top of the tree, and it seems to be coming from the top of the shoulder…

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Shoulder Pain operation

Shoulder pain – Will I need an operation?

By Mr Harry Brownlow, December 2017 Will I need an operation? Almost always the answer will be no. Most of my patients are successfully treated without ever having to have an operation.  Only about 2 in 10 people, in my care, end up needing surgery.  Almost always the need for surgery is because all other…

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Frozen Shoulder Pain

Frozen Shoulder – Still a bit of a mystery

By Mr Harry Brownlow, December 2017 Frozen Shoulder used to be a diagnosis that was given to anyone with a painful shoulder. Nowadays we have a better understanding of the condition and how to make the correct diagnosis. But we still have no idea about why it comes on and why it then gets better…

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Tis falling over season – what to do if you think your shoulder has dislocated

By Mr Harry Brownlow, December 2017 Tis falling over season! Mud, rugby, rain, cycling, ice, snow, skiing, alcohol. Whatever the combination someone will be falling over near you within the next few weeks! One of the risks of falling over is to get a dislocated shoulder. You will know intuitively if your shoulder dislocated. You…

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Shoulder Surgeon

Shoulder Surgery – what’s it all about?

By Harry Brownlow, November 2017 Shoulder surgery comes in many forms and is performed for many reasons. The majority of shoulder problems can be treated without the need for surgery. For example, most shoulder pain due to calcific tendonitis or rotator cuff problems can be managed with physiotherapy and cortisone injections. However, if you have…

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Computer guided shoulder replacement

Computer navigated shoulder replacement – and the art of surgery

By Harry Brownlow, November 2017 It may sound obvious but in order to get the best results from a joint replacement it probably helps to put it in the right place! When it comes to a shoulder replacement the difficult bit is doing the socket (glenoid). This half of the shoulder joint is deep inside…

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Shoulder Replacements are good! And more common than you might think.

By Harry Brownlow, November 2017 Most people have heard of hip and knee replacements but many are surprised to hear that shoulder replacements are also widely performed. Last year 6000 shoulder replacements were inserted in the UK. The commonest indication for a shoulder replacement is osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint. But other common reasons are…

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