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  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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)
  • The RSU Academy Course for GPs and Physiotherapists will take place virtually, via Zoom,

    weekly every Wednesday between 19:00 - 20:00 UK time.

    This week on the 18/11/2020:

    Shoulder Instability - Diagnosis and treatment options – Update

    [Read more]
  • תן כתף לשלום

    מומחה ישראלי ומומחה פלסטיני משתלמים ביחד אצל פרופ׳ עפר לוי המנהל את המרכז הבינלאומי לכירורגיה של הכתף ברידינג. האם כאן יתחיל השלום במזרח התיכון? שיחה

    [Read more]
  • YPO Test News

    Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s [Read more]
Reading Shoulder Fellowships

Fellowship Programme

The Reading Shoulder Fellowship is a Two-year fellowship:
Clinical research fellowship funded by a private Research/Educational grant.
This is an excellent opportunity for post CCT Orthopaedic trainees to undertake research and clinical work under primary supervision of Professor Ofer Levy.
The main focus of the role will be in shoulder and elbow surgery. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to undertake clinical and operative work. There will also be opportunities to join trauma lists if this is desirable.
Working alongside a dedicated team of Research Fellows and playing an integral role in service delivery, the successful candidates will enjoy a multitude of research opportunities and be expected to produce high quality research for peer review publication and national/international meeting presentations.
The job has a great track record for both academic and clinical research with previous Fellows achieving over ten presentations/ publications per year. Our organisation has extensive links to elite sport, which also offers additional avenues for unique clinical exposure and research themes.
The posts are aimed at boosting the candidate’s academic and clinical achievements for a future Consultant job.
This Fellowship is recognised for training by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

The Fellow will gain extensive experience in all aspects of shoulder surgery: arthroscopic surgery techniques, open reconstructions, treatment of shoulder trauma including minimally invasive techniques, and shoulder arthroplasty. The fellow will also be involved in clinical and basic science research. The Shoulder Fellow will be expected to monitor the implementation of the computerised Orthopaedic Database set up by the previous fellow, to continue with existing retrospective research, to set up prospective trials, which may be continued by subsequent fellows, and to initiate basic research projects, which may be aided by other junior staff in the hospital. The Shoulder Fellow will be expected as well to take part and to contribute to the teaching of the junior staff.

The fellowship starts usually in January-February and July-September every year.  

Enquiries please e-mail your CV and cover letter to:


Candidates visits to the unit are welcome - please liaise with Prof. Levy's PA - Cherie Emmitt

Cherie Emmitt
                          Tel: ‭+44 7367 582777‬

Fellowship Programme Director: Prof. Ofer Levy MD MCh(Orth) FRCS

Shoulder fellowship application

Please download the Post Description

Current and previous fellows

International travelling Fellowships

SECEC Intra European Travelling Fellowship 2007     


American - European Travelling Fellowship 2009
Dr April Armstrong & Dr Joe Abboud


SECEC Intra European Travelling Fellowship 2011

South African shoulder and Elbow society Travelling fellowship

SECEC Intra European Travelling Fellowship 2015

European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SECEC) Asian Travelling Fellows

Prof. Jae Chul Yoo, South Korea & Prof. Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Japan