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  • 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

    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 
  • 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]
Courses and Events


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 www.mededevents.net/RSU or please email us on course2016@readingshoulderunit.com 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