• Applications for the shoulder fellowship starting in 2017 is now open.
    Please apply by visiting the Unit and sending your CV to Jan Barker
    Visits to the Reading shoulder unit are welcome - Please liaise with Jan Barker [Read more]
  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in July 2017
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for One year. please send CV to Mrs Jan Barker and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • Coming up courses:
    we invite you to join us:

    1. Reading Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional course,  3-4 november 2017. Poznan, Poland.
      With UK and International faculty

      Limited places - Register early
  • New, New, New: Innovative Design Orthopaedics -
    IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge. [Read more]
  • Verso Stemless TSA with a new company Innovative Design Orthopaedics (IDO)
  • Shoulder study day for Physiotherapists
    Will be available soon.
    Please register your interest by e-mail to: course@readingshoulderunit.com [Read more]
  • For GPs - New!!! NHS Choose & Book
    The Unit at Berkshire Independent Hospital is open for NHS patients through Choose & Book (Extended Choice Network).
    Book online
    or contact the secretaries. [Read more]
  • Groundbreaking research from the Reading Shoulder Unit by Prof. Ofer Levy and his team regarding Propionibacterium Acnes and shoulder arthritis. 
    Propionibacterium acnes: an underestimated etiology in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis?

    This is a very important article in that it suggests the presence of propionibacterium in previously unoperated shoulders with arthritis and furthermore that 'aseptic' failures of shoulder arthroplasty may, in fact, be related to indolent infections with this slow growing organism.
    Read comments by Dr Frederick A. Matsen III, M.D.
    [Read more]
  • New Survey on usage of shoulder replacement prostheses.
    Take the survey [Read more]
  • Listen to the BBC Radio4 programme - a day in the operating theatre at the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital - Case Notes with Dr Mark Porter on Regional anaesthesia for shoulder surgery [Read more]
  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems
    From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK

    Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 27 25

    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza 
  • Art at the Reading Shoulder and Elbow Centre
    Original fine art prints all dealing with human body in different situations by four artists are exhibited in the Reading Shoulder and Elbow centre 

    The prints on display are available to buy, with the artist contributing a donation to research. For more information please contact the secretaries in the unit.

    [Read more]
  • The Verso stemless rTSA is approved in Australia & New Zealand by the TGA.
    Its use is launched soon in Australia & New Zealand. 

  • Excellent clinical results over more than 11 years with the Verso rTSA.
    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports. [Read more]
Ricerca e sviluppo

Programma di Fellowship

La Reading Shoulder Surgery Unit offre due fellowships di un anno ciascuna in Chirurgia della Spalla sotto la direzione del Prof. Ofer Levy MD MCh(Orth) FRCS, Mr Giuseppe Sforza MD,MCh(Orth), Mr Juan Bruguera MD PhD, and Mr Ali Narvani FRCS(Tr&Orth), e offre un approccio a 360° alla chirurgia della spalla. 

La Fellowship inizia a Gennaio e Luglio ogni anno. 

Il Fellow acquisirà esperienza in tutti gli aspetti della chirurgia della spalla: tecniche chirurgiche artroscopiche e a cielo aperto, trattamento della traumatologia della spalla, incluse le tecniche mininvasive, e la protesica di spalla. 
Inoltre, il Fellow sarà coinvolto nella ricerca clinica e nelle studio delle scienze di base. Il Fellow dovrà monitorizzare l'implementazione del database computerizzato ortopedico organizzato dal precedente Fellow; per continuare così la ricerca retrospettiva, per organizzare trials prospettici, che potranno essere continuati dai Fellows successivi e iniziare progetti di ricerca di base, che potranno essere supportati da altri junior staff dell'ospedale. Il Fellow della spalla prenderà anche parte e contribuirà all'insegnamento del junior staff. 

Direttore del Programma di Fellowship: Prof. Ofer Levy MD MCh(Orth) FRCS

Shoulder fellowship application

Please download the Job Description (Reading Shoulder society funded)