Welcome to the Shoulder and Elbow Centre - Reading Shoulder Unit

The Reading Shoulder Unit, an international centre of excellence,with both NHS and private wings, based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the Berkshire Independent Hospital (Ramsay), investigates and treats patients with all types of disorders of the shoulder. The unit is recognised worldwide, treating patients locally, nationally and internationally.

The Reading Shoulder Unit is based at 
the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the Berkshire Independent Hospital (Ramsay).

 

                      

 NHS Patients now can be seen on both sites through Choose & Book.
 

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 On this website you will find information:

 

As well as the latest news, events and courses.


For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start ASAP
    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]
  • Applications for the shoulder fellowship starting immediately in 2015 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]
  • 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)
  • Coming up courses:
    Following a very successful course in July we invite you to join the 

    Reading Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional course,  5 June 2015


    Limited places - Register early [Read more]
  • Physiotherapists interested in shoulder surgery are invited to the Reading Advanced Shoulder course 2013 with outstanding international faculty. [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]
  • The unit is recognised worldwide, treating patients locally
  • 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
    COMPLICATION RATES FROM THREE
    COMMONLY USED REVERSE POLARITY TOTAL
    SHOULDER REPLACEMENTS: A MINIMUM TWOYEAR
    FOLLOW-UP OF 64 CASES
    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza 
  • Once again we are running the successful Reading Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional Course on Friday,  5 June 2015
    • Re-Live surgery
    • Lectures
    • Discussions 
    • Clinical session with patients presentations
    • Hand-on workshop on models
    • Workshop for theatre nurses

    CME Points applied (5 CME Points approved by the BOA for the previous course)

      Register early - limited places

     
    [Read more]