Right now in the lab we are wondering about and working on answering several orthopaedic 'Who', 'Which', 'Why' and 'What' questions such as…
Who can assess shoulder and elbow symptoms the best? Is it the Patient using subjective measures or the Surgeon using objective measures and “guesstimates”?
Or is it both?
Which method of rehabilitation following a rotator cuff repair is best? Is it doing nothing but resting the arm in a sling for 6 weeks or is it undertaking early range of motion exercises?
Why does the general population often score as having shoulder symptoms and why service and sports populations who are more active than the general population are used as norms on measures?
What is it about radio frequencies that makes them effective in treating inflammation and irritation of tendons long-term and can an adaptation of the technique be used at home short-term by patients?