Information on Specific Orthopaedic Conditions

The specilaist societies below provide patient resources for specific orthopaedic conditions and procedures and can help patients find a specialist orthopaedic consultant.

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Elbow and Shoulder

The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) has produced a variety of information to assist patients with shoulder or elbow conditions. These include advice and videos demonstrating exercises to help shoulder pain and elbow stiffness.

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Foot and Ankle

The British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS) have a patient specific portal providing information on common foot and ankle conditions and procedures. They also have a patient registry observing the outcomes of surgery and resource to help find a surgeon.

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Hand and Wrist

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) have an extensive patient resource for disorders of the hand, wrist and upper limb. They outline both surgical and non-surgical treatments and can help patients find a specialist surgeon or therapist.

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The British Hip Society (BHS) have created some documents to help patients find information that is relevant to their experience with hip related problems and surgery.

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The British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) provide information for patients on a variety of conditions and procedures.

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Scoliosis and other spinal deformities

The British Scoliosis Society (BSS) provide patient information on Scoliosis, Spondylolisthesis and other spinal deformities. They also have a resource to find a specialist.