The shoulder is, in many ways, a remarkable joint as there is a need to provide both stability as well as flexibility.
The shoulder is the most flexible and mobile joint in the body and, in fact, comprises a number of joints. This high level of flexibility does, however, come at a price and instability and even dislocations are more commonly seen than with any of the other larger joints in the body.
Movement of the shoulder is dependent on a large number of muscles and tendons working in unison and it is the inflammation and ultimately failure of these tendons that leads to the common shoulder problems of pain and weakness. As with other joints, arthritis (wear and tear) becomes more common with advancing years.
VITA Orthopaedics are proud to offer three of the South West regions most experienced and skilled orthopaedic consultants when it comes to shoulder surgery.