Shoulder Impingement Surgery for Subacromial Pain

Requests for a referral for shoulder impingement surgery for subacromial pain.

Related keywords
subacromial impingement, painful arc syndrome, supraspinatus syndrome, swimmer's shoulder, thrower's shoulder
Who can apply
General Practitioner, Consultant, Musculoskeletal
Referral routes
Criteria Based Access

Shoulder impingement syndrome is pain and often weakness when you raise your arm, caused by a muscle tendon “catching” in your shoulder. Shoulder impingement surgery widens the subacromial space in your shoulder, so the rotator cuff tendon is no longer rubbing against the bone above. This is known as subacromial decompression.

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Description: Shoulder Impingement Surgery for Subacromial Pain is not routinely funded by the ICB and is subject to this restricted policy.