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  • 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]
  • 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. 

  • 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]
RSU Papers

Reading Shoulder Unit Papers

Propionibacterium acnes: an underestimated etiology in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis?
Ofer Levy, MD, MCh (Orth), FRCS,*, Shabnam Iyer, MBBS, MD, DTM&H, FRCPath, Ehud Atoun, MD, MCh (Orth), Noel Peter, MRCS, Nir Hous, MD, Dave Cash, BSc (Hons), Fawaz Musa, MBChB, FRCPath, A. Ali Narvani, FRCS (Orth & Trauma)
J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2013) 22, 505-511
Arthroscopically assisted internal fixation of the symptomatic unstable os acromiale with absorbable screws
Ehud Atoun, MD, Alexander van Tongel, MD, Ali Narvani, FRCS (Orth & Tr), Ehud Rath, MD, Giuseppe Sforza, MD, Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS*
J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2012) 21, 1740-1745
Breast lump as an unusualmanifestation of massive rotator cuff tear
Alexander Van Tongel, Ruzi Begum, Ehud Atoun & Ofer Levy
Shoulder & Elbow 2013. ISSN 1758-5732
Medium to Long-Term Outcome of Thoracoscapular Arthrodesis with Screw Fixation for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
Alexander Van Tongel, MD, Ehud Atoun, MD, Ali Narvani, FRCS, Giuseppe Sforza, MD, Stephen Copeland, FRCS, and Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013;95:1404-8.
Reverse shoulder arthroplasty with a short metaphyseal humeral stem
Ehud Atoun, Alexander Van Tongel, Nir Hous, Ali Narvani, Jai Relwani, Ruben Abraham, Ofer Levy
International Orthopaedics (SICOT) DOI 10.1007/s00264-014-2328-8 Published online: 6 April 2014
Primary stability in reversed-anatomy glenoid components
A R Hopkins and U N Hansen*
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine 2009 223: 805 DOI: 10.1243/09544119JEIM557
Complication rates from three commonly used reverse polarity total shoulder replacements: a minimum two year follow-up of 64 cases
S. Robati, M.K. Shahid, J. Allport, A. Ray and G. Sforza
Bone Joint J 2013 vol. 95-B no. SUPP 27 25
Preliminary Results of a Consecutive Series of Large & Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Treated with Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs Augmented with Extracellular Matrix
Paolo Consigliere, MD; Ioannis Polyzois, MD; Tanaya Sarkhel, MD; Rohit Gupta, MD; Ofer Levy, MD; A.Ali Narvani, MD
Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2017; 5(1): 14-21.
Hip Arthroscopy: An Emerging Technique and Indications
Ehud Rath MD, Oren Tsvieli MD and Ofer Levy MD MCh(Orth)
Israeli Medical Association Journal IMAJ 2012; 14: 170–174
Surface replacement arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthropathy in patients aged younger than fifty years: results after a minimum ten-year follow-up
Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS*, Oren Tsvieli, MD, Julia Merchant, MRCS, Lora Young, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Alberto Trimarchi, MD, Rupen Dattani, MD, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Ruben Abraham, FRCA, Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS, Ali Narvani, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Ehud Atoun, MD
J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2014), 1-12 (Online ahead of print)