- Cape Shoulder Institute
- Shoulder Problems
Uncategorised (A - Z)
- Calcium deposition (calcifying tendonitis)
- Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Arthritis)
- Pectoralis Major Ruptures
- Rotator Cuff - Complete tears of rotator cuff
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Injections
- Shoulder Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries in Cricket
- Shoulder Injuries in Rugby
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Pain
- Subscapularis Tendon Tears
- Shoulder Surgery
At the Cape Shoulder Institute, arthroscopic surgery, being a minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure utilising a small, lighted, optic tube, is performed regularly.
Many procedures can be carried out utilising this technique, some of which may be undertaken in the consulting rooms using local anaesthesia, most often under ultrasound control. This method thus avoids the need for admission to hospital.
Some operations can only be carried out through "open" incisions as it is not possible to perform them arthroscopically.
Examples of such operations are a shoulder replacement or the Latarjet stabilization operation. Every effort is made to reduce the scarring. Achieving maximum function with minimal pain is the aim of surgery.
- Joint replacement
- Tendon transfers
- Stabilization procedures where there is bone loss
- Rotator cuff repairs
- Treatment of fractures
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- Shoulder Publications
In this section you may view the national and international publications from Dr Joe de Beer and the Cape Shoulder Institute. The abstracts in the relevant journals will be shown. The full articles may be seen on the websites of the journals or in Pubmed.
Shoulder Surgery Publications, click below to view
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Shoulder Problems / Acromio-clavicular (AC) Joint Dislocations
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