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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 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. 

Hip Arthroscopy: An Emerging Technique and Indications
Hip arthroscopy is one of the most rapidly evolving arthroscopy
techniques. It combines the benefits of a minimally invasive
procedure and a short rehabilitation period. Improved instrumentation
and technical skills have advanced our ability to
accurately diagnose and treat various conditions. The role
of this procedure continues to evolve with new indications
that might change the outcome of degenerative joint
disease of the hip joint. Hip arthroscopy is indicated for both
traumatic and atraumatic intra and extra-articular conditions.
Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is increasingly recognized
as a disorder that can lead to progressive articular
chondral and labral injury. A variety of arthroscopic techniques
allows the treatment of labral and acetabular rim
pathology as well as peripheral compartment femoral headneck
abnormalities. It is now recognized that labral tears
that were traditionally treated with simple debridement
are often associated with underlying FAI. Hip arthroscopy is
also being used for surgery to the structures surrounding the
hip as snapping hip syndromes, greater trochanteric pain
syndrome, and arthroscopic repair of abductor tendon tears.
Better understanding of the arthroscopic anatomy, improved
operative techniques, lowered complication rate and objective
outcome measuring tools will further define the optimal role of
hip arthroscopy and improve its outcome.

IMAJ 2012; 14: 170–174
 
Keywords:
hip arthroscopy, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI),
snapping hip, gluteus medius tear, hip pain, labrum refixation
(Israeli Medical Association Journal IMAJ 2012; 14: 170–174)