Musculoskeletal Interface

Musculoskeletal Interface


If you have a clear reason why you wish the patient to see a surgeon please specify clearly on the referral



Referral Criteria

Patients with shoulder, hip, knee problems including sports medicine problems of these joints whereby:

  • Conservative measures have failed including a course of tailored physiotherapy 
  • Diagnostic uncertainty (including if not sure whether surgery is indicated)
  • Patient is medically unfit or declining surgery

Exclusion Criteria


·         Red flag pathology

·         Severe symptoms with functional limitations and willingness for surgery

·         Previous joint replacement or significant major surgery to the same joint

·         Patients under 16 years

·         Hand and foot problems

·         Spinal problems (see Spinal Interface)

·         Multiple/inflammatory arthropathy

·         Lumps, bumps, ganglia


Please ensure that the patient has had an x-ray of the joint within 6 months of the referral date.


Clinics for Hip, Knee & Shoulder patients are held at the following locations:






St Austell


Truro Health Park

Falmouth Hospital

Falmouth Health Centre

Mounts Bay Surgery Penzance

Helston Community Hospital

Camborne & Redruth Community Hospital


Clinics for Hip & Knee patients only are held at: Stratton & Hayle