About us

The Southampton Shoulder Clinic is dedicated to the provision of expert and patient focused care for a full range of disorders of the shoulder. The clinic is run by a group of highly qualified and experienced Medical Professionals. The team comprises of a Fellowship trained shoulder surgeon, Andrew Cole, specialist anaesthetists, physiotherapists and musculoskeletal radiologists.

Common treatment includes:

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Impingement problems

  • Sports injuries

  • Dislocations and unstable shoulders

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Stiff and painful shoulders

  • Arthritis of the shoulder and replacement surgery

  • Fracture surgery

  • Clavicle fracture

Shoulder Anatomy



At the Southampton Shoulder Clinic we are happy to accept referrals from your GP or any other Health Care Professionals such as your physiotherapist. Arranging an appointment is simply done by contacting Mr Cole’s personal assistants, Belinda Mitchell or Chris Plomer. They will advise of the availability of clinics and arrange an appointment to suit your needs. They will give you any advice that you may need for your Insurance Company.


At the Southampton Shoulder Clinic, Mr Cole will provide a thorough consultation discussing the history and evolution of your shoulder symptoms and will carry out a detailed physical examination of your shoulder. Simple investigations such as X-rays will be done at this consultation. If necessary a full range of the most modern and advanced diagnostic imaging is available and supported by dedicated specialist musculoskeletal radiologists.


Mr Cole is a specialist, Fellowship trained shoulder surgeon. He offers a full range of the most up to date surgical techniques much of which is done arthroscopically (as keyhole surgery). Mr Cole maintains a comprehensive data base of all his procedures and results which is continually updated. Mr. Cole will be happy to talk to you about the expected outcome of all his surgical procedures at your consultation.


Many shoulder conditions require only physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Mr Cole can advise you of your condition and the suitability of this. He liaises closely with specialist shoulder physiotherapists and they can tailor a program personalised to your needs.

After surgery

At the Southampton Shoulder Clinic, we recognise that getting back to your normal activities, hobbies and sports pain free is your primary objective. Mr. Cole is supported by highly skilled specialist physiotherapists.

They will work with you and Mr. Cole to ensure that you get the best result achievable after your operation.



MyRecovery App

Mr Cole’s MyRecovery App is downloadable for all of our private patients and this supports your recovery after surgery, helping to achieve the best results possible.

Our app is specially designed for orthopaedic patients. It contains information created or approved by your surgeon, so you get the best out of your treatment and recovery.

They will guide you, giving you the right information at the right time, while tracking and monitoring your progress. Straight from your surgeon, direct to you.