Julia searched for a shoulder specialist
In late May Julia had an MRI scan and saw a shoulder specialist, however she was not convinced with the professional’s advice and wanted to find a second opinion. After speaking with some friends who had recently undertaken shoulder surgery, she was highly recommended Mr Steven Corbett, Shoulder Surgeon at Fortius Clinic.
During her consultation with Steve, he listened to her history, examined the shoulder and reviewed her scans. He immediately recognised that she had torn a structure in the shoulder which helps to provide stability to the joint. He advised that the injury should be repaired with a keyhole operation.
Mr Corbett commented on his findings, “unfortunately Julia sustained an injury to her glenoid labrum in her shoulder. This is similar to a 'ring' or 'tyre' which runs around the socket of the main shoulder joint. If the shoulder dislocates or tries to dislocate, the labrum can be torn away from the socket. Consequently the shoulder becomes unstable and more prone to further injury. In some circumstances, the labrum needs to be repaired, especially when the patient is very active. As a ski instructor, Julia places a lot of stress through her shoulders and the likelihood of another dislocation was very high, hence my advice to undertake a keyhole surgery.”