Shoulder Conditions

ASULC are Adelaide’s highly experienced shoulder orthopaedic specialists

At Adelaide Shoulder & Upper Limb Clinic, we leverage cutting-edge techniques and technology to provide superior shoulder surgery outcomes in Adelaide. Our commitment to excellence and innovation has established us as a leading destination for patients seeking the highest standard of care.

Our orthopaedic surgeons in Adelaide are skilled in a full spectrum of shoulder treatments and endeavour to use minimally invasive procedures to ensure faster recovery and optimal results.

Expertise and Patient-Centred Care

Our team of top shoulder surgeons in Adelaide is dedicated to personalised patient care.

We understand that each case is unique, and so we tailor our approach, from diagnosis through to postoperative recovery, ensuring that our treatments align with your individual needs. Our comprehensive care model is designed to provide not just treatment but also support and guidance throughout your healing journey.


Joint pain and limited range of motion caused wear and tear in the joints.

Bankart Lesions

Labral tear typically caused by shoulder dislocation.

Biceps Tenodesis

Surgical reattachment of biceps tendon to the humerus.

Biceps Tenotomy

Minimally-invasive procedure to release a damaged long head tendon.

Frozen Shoulder

Most common in patients with diabetes, thyroid disease, heart diseae, or Parkinson’s disease.


Loosened shoulder ligaments caused by an injury or repetitive over-use.

Oxford Shoulder Score

Short questionnaire to determine the severity of your shoulder condition.

Rotator Cuff Disease

Occurs when tendons in the shoulder become inflamed and sore.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Treatment used to remove part of the damaged joint.

Shoulder Fractures

Commonly occur with injuries from falls, car accidents, or sports.

Shoulder Replacement

Replacing damaged parts of the shoulder joint with artificial components.

Slap Tear

May occur when the cartilage starts to separate from the bone in the shoulder.

Subacromial Decompression

A treatment performed to alleviate pain from shoulder impingement.

Subacromial Impingement

Rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed during shoulder movements.

Suprascapular Nerve Release

Surgical procedure performed to relieve nerve entrapment.

Tendinitis & Bursitis

Similar conditions relating to inflammation in the shoulder.


ASULC's reputation is built on the cornerstones of advanced surgical techniques, comprehensive care, and a team of renowned orthopaedic surgeons in Adelaide. We're at the forefront of shoulder surgery, offering treatments tailored to our patients' unique needs.

Our surgeons specialise in treating a wide range of shoulder conditions, from common injuries like rotator cuff tears to complex conditions such as arthritis and shoulder instability.

An evaluation by our experienced orthopaedic surgeons is the best way to determine if surgery is the right option for you. We consider all factors, including your medical history, lifestyle, and specific symptoms, to make a recommendation tailored to you.

Patients benefit from our multidisciplinary approach, which includes advanced surgical options, personalised rehabilitation plans, and ongoing support, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Recovery times can vary based on the type of surgery performed and the individual patient. At ASULC, we are committed to providing you with a clear recovery timeline and support throughout the process.

Yes, ASULC offers a variety of non-surgical treatments for shoulder pain, including physical therapy, injections, and pain management strategies tailored to your specific condition.

Alternatives to surgery

For those seeking alternatives to surgery, Adelaide Shoulder & Upper Limb Clinic (ASULC) presents a range of non-invasive treatments designed to alleviate shoulder pain and enhance mobility.

Our commitment to utilising the latest research and therapeutic techniques ensures that each patient receives the most effective care possible without surgery. Whether it's through physical therapy, targeted injections, or customised pain management plans, our goal is to restore function and improve the quality of life for our patients with the least invasive methods available.

At ASULC, education plays a pivotal role in our treatment philosophy. We believe that an informed patient is an empowered patient. That's why we dedicate time to providing comprehensive information about shoulder conditions, treatment options, and preventive measures. Our resources include detailed explanations of conditions, treatment processes, and what patients can expect during their recovery journey. By fostering a collaborative environment, we encourage patients to actively participate in their care, leading to better outcomes and a more positive healthcare experience.