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Your surgery and how we work together to improve patient outcomes.

Most surgery is performed as a ‘day case’ which means that you will be admitted and discharged on the same day as your surgical procedure. Special circumstances such as being home alone or unable to cope at home are reasons why patients may stay overnight. Occasionally surgery is planned as ‘inpatient’ and you stay in hospital for at least one night depending on your recovery from surgery. If you are undergoing a Shoulder Replacement your surgery will be planned as an ‘inpatient’ stay.
Once admitted by the nurses to your room on the ward you will be seen by Mr Hadi and the anaesthetist. Mr Hadi will confirm the discussions previously had in clinic about the procedure and check that you still would like the surgery to be performed. You will have an arrow drawn on the limb that is being operating as part of the safety procedures in theatre.
The anaesthetist will speak to you about your anaesthetic. This either a general anaesthetic or a ‘nerve block’ – an injection into the neck which numbs the entire shoulder and arm. On most occasions it is combination of both techniques. Patients find the benefit of the nerve block in that they feel no pain from the operation both during and for approximately 24 hours following the procedure.
Once the procedure is finished you will wake up in the recovery room and subsequently be taken back to the ward. After you have fully recovered from the general anaesthetic, been to the toilet and had something to eat and drink you can be safely discharged home. This time can vary from 1 to 10 hours depending on how you react to anaesthetic.

You will usually have a large absorbent pad over your wound which will need to be taken off approximately 48 hours after your surgery. You will then have small plasters over your wound which require removal 2 weeks at the same time as removing any stitches if they have been put in.
The post-operative course depends on the type of surgery that has been performed. Your surgeon will go through the programme pre-operatively in clinic so you are fully aware of what this entails.

You will see the physiotherapist according to the post-operative protocol and generally see your surgeon between 2 and 6 weeks unless otherwise directed.

Physiotherapy is vital for your rehabilitation no matter what type of surgery you have had performed. The numbers of session of physiotherapy will be determined by the type of operation you have had and how fast you improve.

Our Vision & Mission

The Lancashire Shoulder Clinic was formed to provide patient focussed healthcare in the North West of England. Mr Hadi is a University of Oxford Graduate who has trained in some of the leading centres of Shoulder and Elbow surgery. He has a passion for delivering high quality treatment to individuals from all ages and backgrounds. 

When you come to The Lancashire Shoulder Clinic, you will be carefully listened to before a plan will be made together with the surgeon to personalise a treatment that is tailored to your symptoms, lifestyle, employment circumstances and physical demands.