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Mr Paul Jarrett MB ChB FRCSed (Orth) FRACS FA OrthA

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    Dupuytren’s Disease generally involves a lump (nodule) appears in the palm of your hand which often over time become larger and resembles a cord.

    The lump is most often painless but occasionally may be tender and cause some degree of discomfort.

    The nodule or cord may subsequently go on to affect one or more fingers causing them to bend up (contracture).

    When mild the contracture usually causes no functional problems in using your hand but if the contractures become more severe then hand function is compromised.


    Frozen Shoulder is stiffness, pain, and limited range of movement in your shoulder.

    It may happen after an injury or overuse or from a disease such as diabetes or a stroke.

    The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and shoulder movements become difficult and painful.

    The condition usually comes on slowly, then goes away slowly over the course of a year or more.


    A Hand Ganglion cyst, or a synovial cyst, also known as Gideon’s Disease, a Bible Cyst, or a Bible Bump, is a non-neoplastic soft tissue lump that may occur in any joint, but most often occurs on, around, or near joints and tendons in the hands or feet.

    These cysts are caused by leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue.


    An operation is an important and usually stressful period of your life.

    The following information, like the other Videos, is designed to answer some of the questions you may have with Post-Op Care.


    The Rotator Cuff is a series of four large tendons in the shoulder which help control shoulder motion.

    It is possible for these tendons to become worn and sometimes the rotator cuff tendons can tear either part way through the thickness of the tendon.

    If one or more of these tendons are torn then this can result in reduced function or strength in your shoulder and pain.


    The most common symptoms in Should Impingement syndrome are pain, weakness and a loss of movement at the affected shoulder.

    The pain is often worsened by shoulder overhead movement and may occur at night, especially if the patient is lying on the affected shoulder.

    Other symptoms can include a grinding or popping sensation during movement of the shoulder.


    The Shoulder is the most moveable joint in your body.

    It helps you to lift your arm, to rotate it, and to reach up over your head.

    It is able to turn in many directions.

    This greater range of motion, however, can cause Shoulder Instability.