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  • Applications for the shoulder fellowship starting in 2017 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 Jan Barker [Read more]
  • RSU is advertising for shoulder fellowship to start in July 2017
    a post-CCT shoulder fellowship for One year. please send CV to Mrs Jan Barker and arrange a visit to meet Prof Levy and Mr Sforza. [Read more]
  • Coming up courses:
    we invite you to join us:

    1. Reading Shoulder Arthroplasty Instructional course,  3-4 november 2017. Poznan, Poland.
      With UK and International faculty

      Limited places - Register early
  • New, New, New: Innovative Design Orthopaedics -
    IDO Isometer Shoulder Muscle Strength Gauge. [Read more]
  • Verso Stemless TSA with a new company Innovative Design Orthopaedics (IDO)
  • Shoulder study day for Physiotherapists
    Will be available soon.
    Please register your interest by e-mail to: course@readingshoulderunit.com [Read more]
  • For GPs - 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]
  • 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]
  • New Survey on usage of shoulder replacement prostheses.
    Take the survey [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]
  • The least complications with the Verso shoulder compared with other reverse shoulder systems
    From the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK

    Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 27 25

    COMPLICATION RATES FROM THREE
    COMMONLY USED REVERSE POLARITY TOTAL
    SHOULDER REPLACEMENTS: A MINIMUM TWOYEAR
    FOLLOW-UP OF 64 CASES
    S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza 
  • 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.
    Its use is launched soon in Australia & New Zealand. 

  • Excellent clinical results over more than 11 years with the Verso rTSA.
    Very high patient satisfaction and return to full activities including sports. [Read more]
Fellows

 

Current Fellows, 2016 - 2017


Paolo Consigliere, MD
Caroline Witney-Lagen, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Luis Gerardo Natera Cisneros, MD    
       

Alumni

1994-1995
Cormac P Kelly, FRCSI, FRCS Ed(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oswestry, United Kingdom.
1995-1996
Juan Bruguera, MD,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pamplona, Spain.
1996-1997
Hywel Williams, FRCS(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, York, United Kingdom
1997-1998
Professor Ofer Levy, MD MCh (Orth) FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
Reading Shoulder Unit, Reading, United Kingdom
1998-1999
Ron Dodenhoff, FRCS(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Telford, United Kingdom.
1999-2000
Giuseppe Sforza, MD,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Reading & Redditch, United Kingdom.
2000-2001
Samir Massoud, FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2001-2002
Prof. Lennard Funk, BSc. MSc. FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington, United Kingdom
2002-2003
Harry Brownlow FRCS (Tr&Orth)
2003
Tariq Zaman, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ealing, United Kingdom
2003-2004
'Venkat'  B. Venkateswaran, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pinderfield & Dewsbury, United Kingdom
2004
Amit Bhargava, FRCS(Tr&Orth) - Junior Fellow
Now Consultant Foot & Ankle surgeon, Delhi, India.
  2004-2005
Hannan Mullett, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, DublinIreland
 
2004
Anne Karlse, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Belgium
2005
Kapil Kumar, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aberdeen, Scotland
2005
Matt Ravenscroft, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill, United Kingdom
2005-2006
Mark Webb, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chester, United Kingdom
2006-2007
Eyiyemi Pearse, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St. George's, London, United Kingdom
2006-2007 Sunil Sharma, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fife, United Kingdom.
2007-2008 Jai Relwani,MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom.
2007-2008 Omar Haddo, FRCS (TR&Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Whittington Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
2008-2009 Nir Hous, MD Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel. 2008-2009 Peer Konings MRCS(Ed), MD Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Arnheim, The Netherlands.
2008-2009 Greg Heffernan, MB, BCh (NUI), FRCSI (Orth), MSc (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cork, Ireland.
2009-2010 Ali Narvani MB BS(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCS(Eng), MSc(Sports Med.)(Hons), FRCS (Orth & Trauma), MFSEM(UK)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chertsey & St Peters Hospital, Surrey,  &
The Reading Shoulder Unit, Reading, United Kingdom.
2010-2011 Alexander Van Tongel, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Ghent, Belgium.
2010-2012
Ehud (Udi) Atoun, MD MCh(Orth)
2011-2012
Riten Prahdan, FRCS
Consultant upper limb Surgeon at George Eliot Hospital, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.
2012-2013
Lora Young, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom.
2012 - 2013
Rupen Dattani, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster, London, United Kingdom.
2013 - 2014
Oren Tsvieli, MD 
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Israel
2013 - 2014
Ioannis Polyzois, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chertsey & St Peters, Surrey, United Kingdom.
2014-2015
Georgios Arealis, MD
Consultant Upper Limb and Trauma
Wye Valley NHS Trust, Hereford, United Kingdom
2015-2016
George Mazis, MD
Ernest Fawzi, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
       

Visiting Fellows

Ehud Rath, MD - from Israel - Visiting Fellow 1999 and 2001 Mikael Borges from Curitiba, Brazil - Visiting Fellow 2002
Alberto Francés, MD PhD,
Jefe del Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Hospital Infanta Elena,
Madrid, Spain
Bulent Bektaser, MD from Ankara, Turkey - Visiting Fellow 2003
Francesco Rosa, MD -from Milano, Italy - Visiting Fellow 2010 Artan Banos, MD , from Crete, Greece/ Tirana, Albania - Visiting Fellow 2010
    Theofanis Vasilakakos - from Greece - Visiting fellow 2010-2011
Cristian Aravena, MD, Santiago, Chile - Visiting fellow 2011-2012 Oren Tsvieli - from Eilat, Israel - Visiting fellow 2012
Luis Gerardo Natero Cisneros - from Barcelona, Spain - Visiting fellow 2012 Jose Luis Martin Alguacil - from Granada, Spain - Visiting fellow 2012 
Guillermo Salmerón - from Almeria, Spain - Visiting fellow 2012 Paulo Santoro Belangero - from Sao Paulo, Brazil - Visiting fellow 2012
Flavio Olivelli - from Milano, Italy - Visiting fellow 2012 Alberto Trimarchi, MD - from Ferrara, Italy - Visiting fellow 2013
Angeles Iriberry - from Buenos Aires, Argentina - Visiting fellow 2013 Belen Porcar Vilar, MD
Valencia, Spain.
Visiting fellow 2013
León Ezagui Bentolila, MD
Barcelona, Spain
Visiting fellow 2013
Giorgio Ippolito, MD
Rome, Italy
Visiting fellow 2014
Silvio Carminati, MD
Italy
Giuseppe Verderame
Sicily. Italy
Paolo Consigliere, MD
Italy
Joanna Walecka, MD
Poznan, Poland
Joana Bento Rodrigues, MD
Coimbra, Portugal
Giuseppe Della Rotonda, MD
Napoli, Italy
 
Pinhas Segal, MD
Israel
Marta Olmeda Lozano, MD
Madrid, Spain
Rolando Montoya, MD
 
Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico
Hagai Klein, MD
Israel
José Enrique Aroca, MD 
Valencia, Spain
Elias Torrecilla, MD
San Carlos Clinic Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Anna , MD, Spain Albert Ferrando, MD, Valencia, Spain