Can you help us decide the big questions that should be answered by research?

Have you had or cared for somebody who had problems with their elbow that has required help from a healthcare professional?


Are you a healthcare professional who is involved in the treatment of patients with elbow conditions?

To download a PDF of the survey,, please scan this code with QR code reader on your phone.

Who are we?

We are a group of patients, clinicians and researchers who want to help improve the care and quality of life of patients who suffer from elbow joint conditions/ disorders/ diseases.

This is a collaboration between the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, British Orthopaedic Association, Leicester Shoulder Elbow Unit Charity and the James Lind Alliance.

What are the elbow conditions?

Examples of common elbow conditions you might consider include:

  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory arthritis,
  • Tendonitis (like Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow)
  • Biceps or Triceps tendonitis
  • Elbow Stiffness,
  • Ulnar Nerve Problems,
  • Chronic Elbow Instability,
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Congenital elbow conditions or
  • Acute Elbow Fractures or Dislocations,
  • Diagnosis referral pathways or
  • Long term outcomes
Why do we need your help?

We are asking

  • patients,
  • their carers/relatives, and
  • healthcare professionals

about the questions they feel need answering the most, in order to improve care and recovery.

We want your views to guide future research and for you to have a voice in shaping the advances within the management of such elbow conditions for future generations.

What will we do with your survey results?

We will collate your response with everyone else's. We then ask patients, their relatives/carers and healthcare professionals to rank which of these they think are the most important research priorities. This enables those funding research to know which questions it is we need to be answered.

Please complete the sections on the next page to suggest questions about treatment and recovery in elbow conditions that could be answered by research in future.

By participating in this survey you give us, and partner organisations, permission to publish your answers for the Priority Setting Partnership, but the information you give will be anonymised (so your name will not be published and you will not be identifiable from what you have told us).

To be completed by Patients, Carers, Family/ Friends or Health Care Professionals

Please move to next page to take the survey.