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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)
Isometer

Innovative Design Orthopaedics

IDO Isometer  

 

 Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge

  • Developed by surgeons for use in busy clinics
  • Quick & compact
  • Accurate measurement for Constant score evaluation

 

The IDO Isometer was developed for the measurement of the strength component of the Constant score, when evaluating shoulder function.

The IDO Isometer comprises a digital force reader.  It is small in size (mobile phone size) and can be easily kept in the surgeon's or physiotherapist's briefcase. It is easy to use and user friendly.

The IDO Isometer is a hand-held device using a strap held to the floor by the examiner's foot.  The IDO Isometer records the mean applied load over a three-second period. The measurements can be presented either in kilograms or pounds and can be switched between the two by pressing one button, with no need for conversion tables.

 

 

The IDO Isometer advantages

  1. Compact small size and weight (mobile phone size)
  2. Can easily be carried in a briefcase between clinics  or hospitals
  3. Applicable everywhere with no need for fixation, calibration or adjustment
  4. Simple to use – no complex keys 
  5. One On/Off button
  6. One Start button
  7. One Kg/Lb switch button
  8. One Memory button
  9. Beep sounds to signal the start and end of the measurement, for better patient understanding and compliance
  10. Ordinary 2 x AAA battery powered. No need for cumbersome charger or mains connection
  11. Auto Off to conserve battery life
  12. Clear LCD display
  13. Memorises 10  readings
  14. Easy handling
  15. Minimal maintenance
  16. Minimal operational costs

       

For more information and details on the IDO Isometerwww.idorth.com

or send an e-mail