Patient decision aids

If you feel you need more support to make a decision about your treatment, your GP or health care professional can support you through the process.

Making a decision about hip osteoarthritis

Making a decision about knee osteoarthritis

Making a decision about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Making a decision about Dupuytren’s contracture

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Should I Have Surgery?

ACL Injury: Should I Have Knee Surgery?

Arthritis: Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?

Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?

Meniscus Tear: Should I Have Surgery?

Rotator Cuff Problems: Should I Have Surgery?

Tennis Elbow: Should I Have Surgery?

Helpful websites

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Your health provides advice on common musculoskeletal conditions, physio exercises and how to stay healthy and active.

Oxford Knee and Hip Score assessments

The Oxford Knee Score and Oxford Hip Score assessments can help you understand the level of pain you are experiencing and will provide you with a score that reflects the severity of your knee or hip problems to help you identify the treatment options that are right for you.

Useful videos and links

Flippin Pain website – Flippin’ Pain

Murat Dalkilinç – ‘The benefits of good posture’

Dr Jill Cook – ’10 things not to do if you have a lower limb tendon problem’

Prof. Peter O’Sullivan – ‘Back pain – separating fact from fiction

Dr Mike Evans – ‘Low back pain

Understanding pain in less than five minutes

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists –  Falls