Please remember that medical information provided by Mr. Frank Lyons, Shoulder Surgeon, East Melbourne, VIC and Your Practice Online, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. The information sent through e-mail should not be relied upon as a medical consultation. This mechanism is not designed to replace a surgeon's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. We will do our best to provide you with information that will help you make your own health care decisions.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with any surgery or invasive procedure, Mr Lyons encourages the following options should you be undecided:

  • Return for further consultation (Family Members are welcome to support you)
  • Submit written questions about the proposed treatment
  • Decline Surgery or any other treatment
  • Discuss Mr Lyons’ opinion and advice with your General Practitioner
  • Request a further opinion from an Orthopaedic Specialist
  • Seek your own second opinion from the Orthopaedic Specialist of your choice
  • Mr Lyons is happy to forward background information to the specialist of your choice

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