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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,  30 September 2016
      With UK and International faculty

      Limited places - Register early
    [Read more]
  • 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]
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Art at the Reading Shoulder and Elbow Centre

 
Art is defined as a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts – artworks, expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.
 
Shoulder and elbow surgery, as many other surgical fields, incorporates innovation and creativity. It is regarded as art in many aspects. 
The different arts and disciplines overlap sometimes and it seems natural to support one each other.
 
There is an up growing interest in original art as part of the setting and design of offices, surgeries and clinics. It is well known that art is important for the human soul and healing can be accelerated with the influence of art. 
The Reading Shoulder and Elbow Centre joins forces with artists from all over the world to introduce original artworks for the wellbeing of the members and visitors of the unit.
 
The artworks exhibited in the Reading Shoulder and Elbow centre event and in the unit, this year, are a collection of fine art prints, all dealing with human body in different situations. These artworks are made by four artists, all of them are experienced printmakers. Each one of them has its own style, preferred technique and a special way of expression.
This catalogue shows twenty original prints; It shows some details of the traditional fine art printing such as etching and engraving as well as more modern technique in the form of digital process and print.
We hope that visitors, surgeons, physiotherapists, staff and patients will enjoy from this special edition of prints presented in Reading.

Artists:
Yael Saranga
Shamai Ran
Yael Sonnino-Levy
Sara Burshtein