Welcome to the Shoulder and Elbow Centre - Reading Shoulder Unit

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak Update 15/9/2020


We now offer Face to Face consultations at the BIH for
NHS patients (NHS Choose & Book)
and Private patients 

 

As well as Virtual Video consultations when needed
for new patients and follow-ups.

 

If interested please call:

 

Prof. Ofer Levy   - Secretary -     Cherie 07367582777

 

Mr. Giuseppe Sforza - Secretary - Tania 07488384479

 

NHS - Secretaries - 0118 902 8116

                             0118 902 8109

 

The Reading Shoulder Unit, an international centre of excellence, with both NHS and private wings, Now based at the Berkshire Independent Hospital (Ramsay) and Spire Dunedin Hospital, 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 was originally established in 1999 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, the Berkshire Independent Hospital (Ramsay) and Spire Dunedin Hospital.

Prof. Ofer Levy may shortly cease to practice at the Royal Berkshire HospitalHowever, will continue to practice in the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Berkshire Independent Hospital and Spire Dunedin Hospital, and will continue to provide to all patients of the Unit the highest possible standards of care that make the Reading Shoulder Unit worthy of its reputation as an international centre of excellence for shoulder surgery.

 

Patients can consult and be treated at the BIH or Dunedin either as NHS patients if referred through the NHS Choose & Book system, or as private patients.

 




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

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  • For Patients, GPs & Physiotherapies - 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]
  • Excellent clinical results over more than 13 years with the Verso rTSA.
    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports. [Read more]
  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems
    From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza
    Bone & Joint Journal 2013, Vol. 95-B Supp. 25-27

    Complication Rates From Three Commonly Used Reverse Polarity Total Shoulder Replacements: A Minimum Two Year Follow-Up Of 64 Cases
     
  • Excellent results with the Verso TSA were published in Italy! 
    A group of oorthopaedic surgeons from northern Italy from Piacenza and Verona published their first few years experience with the stemless reverse TSA - The VERSO. 
    They present Excellent clinical and radiologic results that mirror the results of the designing centre!
    (Read more) [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]
  • Further scientific support from Robert Hudek et al. paper to Prof. Levy’s theory on the role of C Acnes in the aetiology of Osteoarthritis (Read More)