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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

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
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
Cementless Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of The Shoulder: 5- to 10-Year Results with the Copeland Copeland Mark-2 Prosthesis
O. Levy and S.A. Copeland
J Bone Joint Surg {Br} 2001;83-B:213-21.