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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]
  • 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)
RSU Papers

Reading Shoulder Unit Papers

Posterior Shoulder Dislocation As a Post-Operative Complication of Carotid Endarterectomy: Case Report and Review of Literature
Idit Melnik, Ehud Atoun, Ronen Debi, Yafim Harach, Ofer Levy, Ornit Cohen, Boris Yoffe
Int. J. of Orth. 2017 February xx; 4(1): 1-3
The “Pull-Over” Technique for All Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair With Extracellular Matrix Augmentation
A. Ali Narvani, M.B.B.S.(Hons), B.Sc., M.Sc.(Sports Med.) (Hons), F.R.C.S.(Ortho & Trauma), M.F.S.E.M.(U.K.), Mohamed A. Imam, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Ioannis Polyzois, Mb.Ch.B., M.R.C.S., C.C.S.T.Orth., F.E.B.O.T., Tanaya Sarkhel, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S.(Ortho &
Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol 6, No 3 (June), 2017: pp e679-e687
The “Purse String” Procedure for Recurrent Anterior Glenohumeral Instability: A Simple Technique to Achieve Bankart Repair, Capsular Shift, and a Good Labral Bumper
Luis Gerardo Natera, M.D., Paolo Consigliere, M.D., Caroline Witney-Lagen, M.D., F.R.C.S., Juan Bruguera, M.D., Ph.D., Giuseppe Sforza, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth.), Ehud Atoun, M.D., and Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth.), F.R.C.S.
Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol -, No - (Month), 2017: pp e1-e7
The “Purse-string” Technique for Shoulder Stabilization, Description of the Technique, Long Term Results and Literature Review
Georgios Arealis, Joana Bento Rodrigues, Natalie Hope and Ofer Levy
The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 2017, Volume 11 5
Intraobserver and interobserver reliability of the Copeland-Levy classification for arthroscopic evaluation of subacromial impingement
Ehud Atoun, MDa,1,*, Ron Gilat, MDb,1, Alexander van Tongel, MDc, Riten Pradhan, MDd, Ornit Cohen, BEngMsca, Ehud Rath, MDe, Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCSd
J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2017) - ARTICLE IN PRESS
Trattamento artroscopico dell’instabilità antero-inferiore di spalla con tecnica purse-string (PST): risultati a lungo termine
Girolamo Picca, Giuseppe Sforza, Ofer Levy, Biagio Moretti
Giornale Italiano di Ortopedia e Traumatologia 2019;45:240-249; doi: 10.32050/0390-0134-200
The Role of Arthroscopy for the problem Shoulder Arthroplasty
Graham Tytherleigh-Strong, Ofer Levy, Giuseppe Sforza, Stephen Copeland
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2002;11:230-4
Regeneration of the coracoacromial ligament after acromioplasty and Arthroscopic subacromial decomression
Ofer Levy, MD, and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS, Reading, United Kingdom
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2001;10:317-20
The vertical-apical suture Bankart lesion repair for anteroinferior glenohumeral instability
Samir N. Massoud, FRCSI (Orth), Ofer Levy, MD, and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2002;11:481–5
Mechanical properties of regenerated Coraco-Acromial Ligament after subacromial decompression
Ulrich Hansen, PhD, Ofer Levy, MD, MCh (Orth) Tirtza Even, MD, MSc, and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS,Reading and London, United Kingdom
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2004; 13:51-6