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Shoulder and Elbow

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Useful links


The following websites may be of interest to patients and carers. The OUH is not responsible for content of these sites.

Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC)

ARC is the fourth largest medical research charity in the UK and the only charity in the UK solely dedicated to investigating arthritis in all its forms. The site contains useful information on conditions, research and free downloads of leaflets for patients and healthcare professionals.

Healthcare professionals

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

BOA is the professional association for trauma and orthopaedic surgeons in the United Kingdom, and those abroad who have had orthopaedic training in the UK or who show a continuing interest in the affairs of the Association. The objectives of the BOA are the advancement for the public benefit of the Science, Art and Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery with the aim of bringing relief to patients of all ages suffering from the effects of injury or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

British Shoulder and Elbow Society

The British Shoulder and Elbow Society was founded as a result of an increasing interest in shoulder and elbow surgery in the UK in the early 1980s, for clinicians and healthcare professionals.

Research activities

We have a strong emphasis on patient information, research and outcome measures. We are the principal investigators for the UK Rotator Cuff Surgery Trial (UKUFF) and, with collaborators, have developed Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for joints including the shoulder (Oxford Shoulder Score and Oxford Instability Shoulder Score) and the Oxford Elbow Score.