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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]
  • 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]
  • Applications for the Reading shoulder fellowship
    starting in late 2019 and for 2020
    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 Prof. Levy's PA Charlotte Bourne
    [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. 

RSU Papers

Reading Shoulder Unit Papers

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty with a cementless short metaphyseal humeral implant without a stem: clinical and radiologic outcomes in prospective 2- to 7-year follow-up study
Ofer Levy, MD MCh(Orth) FRCS*, Ali Narvani, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Nir Hous, MD, Ruben Abraham, FRCA, Jai Relwani, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Riten Pradhan, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Juan Bruguera, MD, PhD, Giuseppe Sforza, MD, Ehud Atoun, MD
J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2016), ARTICLE IN PRESS
Revision shoulder arthroplasty: does the stem really matter?
Luis Gerardo Natera Cisneros, MD, Ehud Atoun, MD, Ruben Abraham, FRCA, Oren Tsvieli, MD, Juan Bruguera, MD, PhD, Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS*
J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2015), ARTICLE IN PRESS
Revision shoulder arthroplasty from resurfacing to non-cemented short-stem reverse prosthesis
L. Natera, J. Bruguera, E. Atoun, O. Levy
Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol. 2016;60(3):175-183
The prevalence of os acromiale in patients with massive rotator cuff tears
Ehud Atoun, Ali Narvani, Giuseppe Sforza, Lora Young, Ehud Rath, Ofer Levy
International Journal of Orthopaedics 2016, 18 3(1): in press URL:
Verso® Stemless Bone Preserving Reverse Geometry Total Shoulder Replacement (Innovative Design Orthopaedics Ltd.)
Ofer Levy
In: Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty; Biomechanics, Clinical Techniques, and Current Technologies, Frankle et al. (eds.), Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20840-4_39 393
“Owl” Technique for All-Arthroscopic Augmentation of a Massive or Large Rotator Cuff Tear With Extracellular Matrix Graft
Ali Narvani, Paolo Consigliere, Ioannis Polyzois, Tanaya Sarkhel, Rohit Gupta and Ofer Levy
Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol -, No - (Month), 2016: pp e1-e8, Article in press
Bilateral reverse total shoulder arthroplasty—functional outcome and activities of daily living
Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS*, Joanna Walecka, MD, George Arealis, MD, Oren Tsvieli, MD, Giuseppe Della Rotonda, MD, Ruben Abraham, FRCA, Ioannis Polyzois, MD, Zac Jurkowski, BSc, Ehud Atoun, MD
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2016 Article in press.
How to Build Your Simple and Cost-effective Arthroscopic Skills Simulator
Georgios Arealis, M.D., Ph.D., C.C.T.(Tr&Orth), James Holton, M.R.C.S.(Tr&Orth), Joana Bento Rodrigues, M.D., Maria Sagkrioti, R.N., Martyn Snow, M.Sc., F.R.C.S.(Tr&Orth), Mark Hamlet, F.R.C.S.(Tr&Orth), and Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth), F.R.C.S.
Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol 5, No 5 (October), 2016: pp e1039-e1047
The role of reverse shoulder arthroplasty in management of proximal humerus fractures with fracture sequelae: a systematic review of the literature
James Holton, Tahir Yousri, George Arealis, Ofer Levy
Orthopedic Reviews 2017; volume 9:6977:27-31.
שחקן חדש בניתוחי הכתף - החלפת מיפרק הכתף עם משתל הפוך קוטביות
עידו שטהל, דניאל דרייפוס, בצלאל פסקין, דורון נורמן, עפר לוי, ניר הוס
הרפואה • כרך 156 • חוב' 3 • מרץ 2017