Church Road Medical Practice

Higher Bebington Health Centre, 25 Brackenwood Road, Bebington, Merseyside, CH63 2LR

Telephone: 0151 608 8889

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Private Services

Private Minor Surgery and Joint injections

Have you been troubled by persistent arthritis, tendonitis or ligament strains and sprains? We offer several solutions to help ease these problems and help get you back to playing sport and your normal activities.

Following a thorough assessment and clinical examination by our Doctor we can help diagnose and recommend the most suitable therapy for your condition.

You can expect to receive high quality treatment and aftercare personalised to you without the wait. Our facilities are clean and modern and our doctor is highly skilled, having performed a range of injections for over 15 years. This gives you the assurance you will receive a highly professional service designed to get you pain free and back to doing the things you enjoy safely.

 

Joint pain can be debilitating for all ages

  

Joint and soft tissue injections can help reduce knee pain, shoulder pain and hip pain, and particularly pain due to osteoarthritis and tendonitis. We can use either a corticosteroid, hyaluronic acid (ostenil) injection or platelet rich fibrin injections (PRF). We are also able to use a combination of the above to produce and even more potent effect.

 

CORTICOSTEROID 

These are a powerful tool in orthopaedics for treating inflammation and help quickly alleviate the pain associated with a number of orthopaedic conditions associated with inflammation including arthritis, certain injuries and tendonitis. By limiting the inflammation, pain from these conditions is often relieved for many months allowing more effective rehabilitation.

 

PLATELET RICH Plasma FIBRIN

Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is an innovative treatment option for muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, as well as arthritis. With an abundance of platelets and fibrin, this treatment is a concentrated source of healing proteins and growth factors, making it an effective way to speed up healing and alleviate painful symptoms.

But it’s not just platelets and fibrin that make this treatment so powerful. It also contains stem cells, the building blocks of regeneration. So, by using your own blood plasma, we can create an injectable platelet-rich fibrin that kickstarts the healing process, promoting a gradual, cumulative, and long-lasting effect on your injury or condition.

If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort and looking for a treatment option, PRF therapy is certainly worth considering!

 

Liquid gold

PRF, is the next generation of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. It is highly concentrated with growth factors, making it far more effective than standard PRP.

One of the major advantages of PRF over PRP is the fibrin matrix it forms. This matrix allows for the slow release of active growth factors for up to 2 weeks, compared to the 24-48 hours of conventional PRP.

The process of creating PRF is simple, a small sample of blood is collected from the patient’s arm, and then slowly spun in a centrifuge to isolate the white blood cells and platelets. This creates a highly concentrated PRF serum. The doctor then injects the PRF serum into the area of treatment.

PRF therapy is an advanced and highly effective treatment option for tendinopathies, injuries, and arthritis. It significantly speeds up the healing process and reduces pain associated with these conditions.

 

OSTENIL PLUS (HYALURONIC ACID)

Joints affected by osteoarthritis typically have lower concentrations of hyaluronic acid in the synovial fluid, the thick liquid that helps cushion and lubricate the joint. As a result, the synovial fluid in osteoarthritic joints has lower viscosity and elasticity than healthy synovial fluid, decreasing its ability to lubricate the joint and absorb shocks.  This leads gradually to wearing of the joint/cartilage and increased pain, stiffness and swelling. Ostinel®Plus is a pain relieving  injection for the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

A solution of Ostenil ®Plus is injected into the space in the joint that contains the synovial fluid and works by restoring the natural balance between the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid. This effect means that it can decrease pain and stiffness and improve the other symptoms of osteoarthritis. Joints suitable for ostenil injections include the knee and shoulder.

 

 

The Cochrane Review is internationally recognised as the higheste standard in evidence based health care, investigating the effect of therapeutic interventions and treatments. Their review supported the use of hyaluronic aic (HA) in the treatment of mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis (Review here).

You may not notice any benefit immediately after your injection, but will gradually experience a reduction in pain and stiffness. The improvement in your symptoms is likely to persist for several months, depending on the progression of the degenerative change in the joint being treated. When the effects of your Ostenil® Plus injection wear off, you can safely choose to have another injection if your clinician agrees it is appropriate.

A solution of Ostenil ®Plus is injected into the space in the joint that contains the synovial fluid and works by restoring the natural balance between the breakdown and production of hyaluronic acid. This effect means that it can decrease pain and stiffness and improve the other symptoms of osteoarthritis.

 

WHAT CONDITIONS DO WE TREAT?

  • Shoulder problems: Frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement and tendonitis, osteoarthritis, rotator cuff problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Base of thumb osteoarthritis
  • De-Quervain tenosynovitis: A painful condition affecting your thumb tendon
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Ankle osteoarthritis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Tennis Elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (also known as Medial epicondylitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis: heel pain

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT

Full consultation including medical history, examination and assessment of the problem. If the diagnosis is clear from clinical history and examination we can proceed with the treatment at the same appointment.

The procedure will be fully explained and informed consent obtained.

You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have including those regarding potential benefits, risks and complications.

A follow up appointment may be arranged at your request inclusive of the prices below.

 

OUR PRICES:

Prices include initial consultation, surgery and aftercare.

  • Corticosteroid joint and soft tissue injections: £150 per injection.
  • Platelet rich fibrin injections: £300 per injection. A course of 3 every 2-4 weeks is recommended at a total cost of £800.
  • Ostenil Plus injections: £250 per injection.
  • Ostenil plus and corticosteroid combination injection: £350 per injection.
  • Ostenil plus and Platelet rich fibrin combination injection: £380 per injection.

MINOR SKIN SURGERY

Some unwanted skin lesions may be removed on the NHS if they meet strict criteria such as functional impairment (eg – interference with dressing) or recurrent infection or discharge. Removal for cosmetic reasons is not covered on the NHS however.

We offer skin surgery for minor skin lesions such as cysts, lipomas, skin tags, benign (non cancerous moles) that do not meet criteria for removal on the NHS or for clients who do not wish to undergo the sometimes extensive waiting times for these procedures.

You can expect to receive high quality treatment and aftercare personalised to you without the wait. All of our procedures are completed in our purpose built surgical suite.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR CONSULTATION

Your consultation will involve an initial assessment with Dr Mugerwa who is a GP with specialist interest in minor surgery. He has over 10 years clinical experience in performing minor skin surgery procedures with excellent cosmetic and clinical safety outcomes.

After obtaining a detailed medical history and clinical assessment of the lesion he will advise you of your suitability for the procedure. If you wish to proceed then the lesion can be removed the same day, alternatively a follow up appointment for the surgery can be made.

 

THE SURGERY

You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions and informed consent will be obtained. The skin with the lesion is numbed using a local anaesthetic injection to make the procedure entirely painless. Once the lesion is removed you may require some stitches and you will be given aftercare instructions. If you have stitches a follow up appointment will be made usually within 7-10 days at the surgery to have these removed and the wound reviewed for any complications. All aftercare is included and tailored around you.

 

 Scalp lesion removal

Before         

 

  After                  

                                                                             

Seborrhoeic wart removal from forehead

                                       

Before

 

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SCAR TREATMENTS

In addition to skin surgery we also treat hypertrophic and keloid scars. We can assess the type of scar and treat it accordingly with either intralesional steroid injection, professional grade micro needling or a combination of both. We also treat acne scarring.

 

OUR PRICES: 

Prices include initial consultation, surgery and aftercare.

 

Sebaceous Cyst removal: £450.

Lipoma removal : £450.

Surgical mole removal: £390.

Seborrhoeic wart removal: £150.

Skin tags removal: £100 (£50 per additional lesion)

Keloid and hypertrophic scar treatment £150 per session

Microneedling treatment for scarring £250 per session. (£600 for a course of 3 treatments – recommended).

Histology £100 charged separately.

 

If you would like to enquire about any of the above treatments then please contact us by phone or via email:

Phone: 0151 203 7840

Email : info@skinjointclinic.co.uk

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