A woman suffers pain in her shoulder

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The St George's Shoulder Unit is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment of conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow as well as educating all those invloved in the care of patients with shoulder & elbow problems.

The Shoulder Unit is located at St. George's Hospital, London and treats patients from the local population as well as seeing national referrals.

A large part of the units work is providing a shoulder and elbow trauma service as part of the Orthopaedic Department at St. George's Hospital.

The Shoulder Unit consists of three fellowship trained consultant orthopaedic surgeons specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery, a specialist registrar, a fellow and 2 specialist Physiotherapists.

Patients are seen on appointment by referral from a General Practitioner or a hospital consultant and are made by St. George's Hospital.

The unit is actively involved in teaching of undergraduates at St. George’s University of London and postgraduate surgeons.

The unit has a strong commitment to research and is involved in a number of basic science and multi-centre clinical trials.During your treatment you may be asked to participate in one of these studies and your help is appreciated. Further information about research can be found in the Links page.

For the simple Management Guidelines for Shoulder Problems   or the Referral Guidelines please click the link (pdf format)


Link to Management Guidelines pdf


4th Surgical Approaches Course 12-13th March 2018
New operation for rotator cuff tears in the Mail on Sunday featuring Mr Tennent.


Finding us is easy. You can get here by Train, by Tube, by Bus or by Car.

Our phone number is 020 8725 2032

Our address is:
St. George's Shoulder Unit
St. George's Hospital
Blackshaw Road
SW17 0QT