Shoulder Survey participation request - January 2022

04 Jan 2022

January 2022

Rehabilitation following arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation surgery: A national survey of current practice in the United Kingdom.

Thank you for taking the time to consider taking part in this research project. We invite you to read the following information and, if you are eligible, to complete the survey. We intend to use the information from this study to develop a consensus position and ultimately, clinical guidelines for this patient group.

Background to the study: There is anecdotal evidence that there is wide variation in the clinical care for patients undergoing rehabilitation following soft tissue stabilisation surgery for shoulder instability. There is also no accepted “best practice” that has been shown to optimise outcomes following surgery. This survey will provide preliminary evidence on the current management of this group of patients and will form the basis for ongoing research in this field.

Aims of the study: This study aims to explore the opinions of UK orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists regarding the management of patients following arthroscopic soft tissue stabilisation surgery for shoulder instability. For the purposes of this study, we are investigating arthroscopic soft tissue stabilisation procedures only. We are not looking at bony stabilisations (e.g. Latarjet)

Taking part: To take part in the study you need to be an orthopaedic surgeon or physiotherapist and have had experience of treating patients who have undergone shoulder stabilisation surgery in the last 2 years.

Confidentiality: This is an anonymous online survey using. No identifiable data from participants will be collected. All data will be stored securely on a password protected network.

Consent: Submitting the completed survey is accepted as consent to participate in the study. As the survey is anonymous once you have submitted the form, it will not be possible to withdraw your responses. The anonymised data from this survey may also be used in future research.

Contact details for concerns/problem/further information: If you have a concern about any aspect of this study or would like to discuss it in more detail, you are very welcome to speak to the researchers who will do their best to answer your questions. You can contact Elaine Willmore on email address elaine.willmore@nhs.net