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If you have a condition which affects your bones or tendons that your GP feels needs further treatment, they may refer you to an orthopaedic specialist. A list of condition treated at these clinics is available below. For other conditions, you may be referred to a hospital consultant.

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  • Arthritic pain that may respond to injection
  • Chronic/recurrent ankle sprain
  • (Plantar fasciitis to heel pain clinic)


  • Suspected meniscii/ligament injuries NOT confirmed on MRI
  • Mechanical symptoms (giving way /locking)
  • Patello-femoral pain
  • General painful/restricted range


  • Painful/restricted hips
  • Bursitis
  • Suspected labral tears

Shoulder complex

  • Sternoclavicular joint/acromioclavicular/ glenohumeral pain/restriction
  • Capsular pattern
  • Suspected cuff injuries


  • Painful/restricted elbows
  • Suspected tendonopathy
  • Suspected ulnar neuropathy 



  • Painful/restricted
  • CTS for injection and EMG studies
  • DeQuervains


  • Painful/restricted joints
  • Trigger finger

Conditions Covered - Spinal clinics (Dr Nabeil Shukur, Dr John House)

  • Chronic neck and low back pain without progressive neurological symptoms
  • Chronic non-specific low back pain
  • Mechanical Neck, Thoracic and Low Back Pain
  • Lumbosacral instability
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint hypertrophy
  • Mild to moderate disc prolapse where there is no clinical indication for surgery or the patient is refusing surgery
  • Grade 1 spondylolistheses which is stable
  • Mechanical thoracic or low back pain due to Scoliosis - cobb angle less than 40 degrees
  • Whiplash


  • Patients not registered with a West Essex GP
  • Severe Osteoarthritis, any patient who is known to need a joint replacement/ major surgery
  • Children under the age of 16yrs
  • Red flag conditions such as chest Pain, shortness of breath, symptoms of stroke, visual changes, severe headache

Clinic days: Tuesdays afternoon and Wednesday mornings

Location: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, CM20 1QX

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Clinic days: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

Location: St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping, CM16 6TN

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Clinic days: Monday mornings

Location: St Margaret’s Hospital, Epping, CM16 6TN

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Clinic days: Tuesday afternoon 

Location: St Margaret's Hospital, Epping, CM16 6TN

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