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  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in August-September 2019 and begining of 2020
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for Two years. please send CV to Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge.

    Available to buy online in - Innovative Design Orthopaedics - [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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
    and it was launched and in increase use in Australia. 

  • Due to the current state of lockdown due the Coronavirus outbreak, We offer Virtual Video consultations for post-operative patients and follow-up and offer Virtual Video consultations for advice for new patients.

    If interested please call:
    Prof. Ofer Levy - Secretary - Cherie 07800875033
    Mr. Giuseppe Sforza - Secretary - Tania 07488384479
    NHS - Secretary - Gail 0118 902 8109
      [Read more]
Courses and Events

Cadaveric Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional Course 22-23 February 2018 - Poznan, Poland

Enquiries: Sean Bate +44 7469 191672

The "Stephen Copeland Memorial" Reading Shoulder Course 2016:

 We are pleased to inform you that the renowned Reading Advanced Shoulder Course will be this year dedicated to the memory of Stephen Copeland and will be held once again on 10th and 11th March 2016 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Millennium Madejski Hotel Reading.

The Reading Shoulder Course was one of the first worldwide shoulder courses running since 1982, established by Mr Stephen Copeland. 

With constant advances in arthroscopic and arthroplasty techniques, instruments and implants, there is a continuous need to learn and improve our skills with novel techniques. Yet, it is as important to adhere to the basics of assessment and diagnosis, patient selection and selection of the right operation for the right patient.

We are organizing an exciting programme with outstanding international faculty for this course. The first day of the course will have 3 live surgery procedures by different surgeons, which will include arthroscopic and arthroplasty procedures. A large spectrum of shoulder problems will be discussed, with specific focus on challenges and revision surgery in shoulder treatments including biological treatment and future options. There will be lectures, discussions and debates with interactive participation of faculty and delegates. There will be practice sessions of the different techniques in workshops held as a satellite symposia by the sponsoring companies and an exhibition where the companies will present their devices, techniques and innovations.

For further information, general enquiries and details check on or please email us on or Telephone UK +07741482224



Members of the "Verso Club" (patients with Verso total shoulder replacement)
in the Reading Arthroplasty Course November 2014

Hands-on Workshops on models at the Bioskills Lab in the Reading Shoulder Unit