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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 idorth.com - 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]
  • 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)
Industry Relationships

Reading Shoulder Unit surgeons and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Reading Shoulder Unit strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Reading Shoulder Unit surgeons' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialised in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Reading Shoulder Unit surgeons and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Reading Shoulder Unit maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry.

The Reading Shoulder Unit publicly discloses the names of companies when:

  1. its surgeons/scientists receive payment for speaking and consulting, 
  2. its surgeons/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or 
  3. its surgeons/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* 

In publicly disclosing this information, the Reading Shoulder Unit tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its surgeons' and scientists' connections with industry.

Prof. Ofer Levy is consultant and member of the scientific advisory board for the following companies:

  1. Collplant 
  2. Innovative Design Orthopaedics
  3. Minivasive
  4. Estar-Medical

Prof. Ofer Levy receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  1. Innovative Design Orthopaedics
  2. Estar-Medical

Prof. Ofer Levy owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  1. Collplant
  2. Innovative Design Orthopaedics
  3. Minivasive