Author Archives: Joe de Beer

About Joe de Beer

I am an orthopedic shoulder specialist. I am passionate to share tools and information with people to empower them to manage their shoulder problems successfully with the least intervention

The ugly face of frozen shoulder

I can not help to be disturbed by the few patients I saw with frozen shoulders “gone wrong” over the past few weeks. There were 3 ladies all with similar stories: surgeons operated on their shoulders not making the diagnosis … Continue reading

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RETURN TO PLAY FOR SPORTSMEN AFTER SHOULDER INJURIES AND OPERATIONS

Time lost due to injuries and operations has a great impact on sportsmen and the absence from their teams may impact on their position in their teams and their income. One should tailor the treatment and permission to return (given … Continue reading

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Teaching GP’s shoulder injections

I was involved with the MSD GP workshop today. The event was a Continuous Professional Development event and well organised by the MSD company. To see more than 80 GP’s attending and keen to learn was reassuring and the public … Continue reading

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My trip to the Smith and Nephew surgical lab in York, UK

I returned from the surgical training lab in York (U.K.) and want to compliment the Smith and Nephew company for the facility they have erected for the surgical training of orthopedic surgeons in arthroscopic and open techniques. We had a … Continue reading

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Shoulder information

I am an orthopedic surgeon specialising in the management of shoulder problems both non-operatively as well as surgically – always endeavouring to minimise the intervention and making it is as effective as possible. I am passionate about disseminating information to … Continue reading

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