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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

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Current Fellows, 2020 - 2021 

Ira Bachar Avnieli, MD
Feras Qawasmi, MD


Cormac P Kelly, FRCSI, FRCS Ed(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oswestry, United Kingdom.
Juan Bruguera, MD,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pamplona, Spain.
Hywel Williams, FRCS(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, York, United Kingdom
Professor Ofer Levy, MD MCh (Orth) FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
Reading Shoulder Unit, Reading, United Kingdom
Ron Dodenhoff, FRCS(Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Telford, United Kingdom.
Giuseppe Sforza, MD,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Reading & Redditch, United Kingdom.
Samir Massoud, FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Prof. Lennard Funk, BSc. MSc. FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wrightington, United Kingdom
Harry Brownlow FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Tariq Zaman, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ealing, United Kingdom
'Venkat'  B. Venkateswaran, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pinderfield & Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Amit Bhargava, FRCS(Tr&Orth) - Junior Fellow
Now Consultant Foot & Ankle surgeon, Delhi, India.
Hannan Mullett, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, DublinIreland
Anne Karlse, MD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Belgium
Kapil Kumar, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aberdeen, Scotland
Matt Ravenscroft, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stepping Hill, United Kingdom
Mark Webb, FRCS (TR&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chester, United Kingdom
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.
Ehud (Udi) Atoun, MD MCh(Orth)
Riten Prahdan, FRCS
Consultant upper limb Surgeon at George Eliot Hospital, Warwickshire, United Kingdom.
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.
Georgios Arealis, MD PhD
Consultant Orthtopedic and Trauma Surgeon
East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
George Mazis, MD
Ernest Fawzi, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Paolo Consigliere, MD
Luis Gerardo Natera Cisneros, MD
Barcelona, Spaim
Andreas Leonidou, 
PgDip, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Caroline Witney-Lagen, FRCS (Tr&Orth)
George Panagopoulos, MD
Pangiotis Anstasopolous (Panos), MD

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
Giuseppe Verderame
Sicily. Italy
Paolo Consigliere, MD
Joanna Walecka, MD
Poznan, Poland
Joana Bento Rodrigues, MD
Coimbra, Portugal
Giuseppe Della Rotonda, MD
Napoli, Italy
Pinhas Segal, MD
Marta Olmeda Lozano, MD
Madrid, Spain
Rolando Montoya, MD
Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico
Hagai Klein, MD
José Enrique Aroca, MD 
Valencia, Spain
Elias Torrecilla, MD
San Carlos Clinic Hospital, Madrid, Spain
Ana Belen Fernandez Cortiñas , MD, Spain Albert Ferrando, MD, Valencia, Spain
Mattia Pugliese, MD    

RSU Team meeting, August 2020