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South Wales Shoulder and Elbow Clinic, Elbow Pain

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is produced by taking a sample of the patient’s own blood (10-15 mls), much in the same way as a blood test would be performed, and placing this into a centrifuge to spin it very fast.

Tennis elbow is a common condition, which affects many people, both men and women.  The exact cause of it is not known, however, it is typically seen in people with repetitive activities, whether this be work or sports related. 

One of the most important nerves (ulna nerve) for the movement and feeling in your hand passes by the inner aspect of the elbow. 

Arthritis in the elbow is much less common than arthritis to the hip or knee but no less troublesome. 

Tim Matthews is a Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma surgeon who specialises in treating injuries and chronic conditions of the shoulder and elbow.


His expertise is in arthroscopic (Keyhole) and open surgery to the shoulder and elbow, and he uses the latest evidenced based techniques and procedures to ensure a rapid return to your desired level of activity.


Tim graduated from St Bartholomew’s Medical College in London with his medical degree and a first class honours degree in Science. 

Private Practices

Spire Cardiff Hospital

Croescadarn Road



CF23 8XL

Appointments: 02920 731112

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Spire Cowbridge Clinic

The Health Centre



CF71 7DA

Appointments: 02920 731112

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Impartial, Independent Expertise for Justice
Tim Matthews, The Elbow Club
Tim Matthews, member of the British Orthopaedic Association
Tim Matthews member of British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Tim Matthews, RCS Advanced Surgical Standards
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