RSU 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)
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty with a cementless short metaphyseal humeral implant without a stem: clinical and radiologic outcomes in prospective 2- to 7-year follow-up study
    Ofer Levy, MD MCh(Orth) FRCS*, Ali Narvani, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Nir Hous, MD, Ruben Abraham, FRCA, Jai Relwani, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Riten Pradhan, FRCS (Tr&Orth), Juan Bruguera, MD, PhD, Giuseppe Sforza, MD, Ehud Atoun, MD
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2016), ARTICLE IN PRESS
  • Revision shoulder arthroplasty: does the stem really matter
    Luis Gerardo Natera Cisneros, MD, Ehud Atoun, MD, Ruben Abraham, FRCA, Oren Tsvieli, MD, Juan Bruguera, MD, PhD, Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS*
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2015), ARTICLE IN PRESS
  • Revision shoulder arthroplasty from resurfacing to non-cemented short-stem reverse prosthesis
    L. Natera, J. Bruguera, E. Atoun, O. Levy
    Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol. 2016;60(3):175-183
  • The prevalence of os acromiale in patients with massive rotator cuff tears
    Ehud Atoun, Ali Narvani, Giuseppe Sforza, Lora Young, Ehud Rath, Ofer Levy
    International Journal of Orthopaedics 2016, 18 3(1): in press URL:
  • Verso® Stemless Bone Preserving Reverse Geometry Total Shoulder Replacement (Innovative Design Orthopaedics Ltd.)
    Ofer Levy
    In: Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty; Biomechanics, Clinical Techniques, and Current Technologies, Frankle et al. (eds.), Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20840-4_39 393
  • “Owl” Technique for All-Arthroscopic Augmentation of a Massive or Large Rotator Cuff Tear With Extracellular Matrix Graft
    Ali Narvani, Paolo Consigliere, Ioannis Polyzois, Tanaya Sarkhel, Rohit Gupta and Ofer Levy
    Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol -, No - (Month), 2016: pp e1-e8, Article in press
  • Bilateral reverse total shoulder arthroplasty functional outcome and activities of daily living
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCS*, Joanna Walecka, MD, George Arealis, MD, Oren Tsvieli, MD, Giuseppe Della Rotonda, MD, Ruben Abraham, FRCA, Ioannis Polyzois, MD, Zac Jurkowski, BSc, Ehud Atoun, MD
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2016 Article in press.
  • How to Build Your Simple and Cost-effective Arthroscopic Skills Simulator
    Georgios Arealis, M.D., Ph.D., C.C.T.(Tr&Orth), James Holton, M.R.C.S.(Tr&Orth), Joana Bento Rodrigues, M.D., Maria Sagkrioti, R.N., Martyn Snow, M.Sc., F.R.C.S.(Tr&Orth), Mark Hamlet, F.R.C.S.(Tr&Orth), and Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth), F.R.C.S.
    Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol 5, No 5 (October), 2016: pp e1039-e1047
  • The role of reverse shoulder arthroplasty in management of proximal humerus fractures with fracture sequelae: a systematic review of the literature
    James Holton, Tahir Yousri, George Arealis, Ofer Levy
    Orthopedic Reviews 2017; volume 9:6977:27-31.
  • The “Pull-Over” Technique for All Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair With Extracellular Matrix Augmentation
    A. Ali Narvani, M.B.B.S.(Hons), B.Sc., M.Sc.(Sports Med.) (Hons), F.R.C.S.(Ortho & Trauma), M.F.S.E.M.(U.K.), Mohamed A. Imam, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Ioannis Polyzois, Mb.Ch.B., M.R.C.S., C.C.S.T.Orth., F.E.B.O.T., Tanaya Sarkhel, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S.(Ortho &
    Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol 6, No 3 (June), 2017: pp e679-e687
  • The “Purse String” Procedure for Recurrent Anterior Glenohumeral Instability: A Simple Technique to Achieve Bankart Repair, Capsular Shift, and a Good Labral Bumper
    Luis Gerardo Natera, M.D., Paolo Consigliere, M.D., Caroline Witney-Lagen, M.D., F.R.C.S., Juan Bruguera, M.D., Ph.D., Giuseppe Sforza, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth.), Ehud Atoun, M.D., and Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth.), F.R.C.S.
    Arthroscopy Techniques, Vol -, No - (Month), 2017: pp e1-e7
  • The “Purse-string” Technique for Shoulder Stabilization, Description of the Technique, Long Term Results and Literature Review
    Georgios Arealis, Joana Bento Rodrigues, Natalie Hope and Ofer Levy
    The Open Orthopaedics Journal, 2017, Volume 11 5
  • Intraobserver and interobserver reliability of the Copeland-Levy classification for arthroscopic evaluation of subacromial impingement
    Ehud Atoun, MDa,1,*, Ron Gilat, MDb,1, Alexander van Tongel, MDc, Riten Pradhan, MDd, Ornit Cohen, BEngMsca, Ehud Rath, MDe, Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), FRCSd
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2017) - ARTICLE IN PRESS
  • Trattamento artroscopico dell’instabilità antero-inferiore di spalla con tecnica purse-string (PST): risultati a lungo termine
    Girolamo Picca, Giuseppe Sforza, Ofer Levy, Biagio Moretti
    Giornale Italiano di Ortopedia e Traumatologia 2019;45:240-249; doi: 10.32050/0390-0134-200
  • Software simulations of changing offsets and thus soft tissue tension when revising anatomic to reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in convertible platform systems
    Albert Ferrando, Luis Natera, Berta Buch, Paolo Consigliere, Juan Bruguera, Giuseppe Sforza, Ehud Atoun and Ofer Levy
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Published online 22 Oct 2020,
  • Outcome of a metaphyseal reverse total shoulder replacement in rheumatoid arthritis
    P. Consigliere, C. Witney‑Lagen, L. Natera, G. Sforza, J. Bruguera, R. Abraham, E. Atoun, O. Levy
  • The Role of Arthroscopy for the problem Shoulder Arthroplasty
    Graham Tytherleigh-Strong, Ofer Levy, Giuseppe Sforza, Stephen Copeland
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2002;11:230-4
  • Regeneration of the coracoacromial ligament after acromioplasty and Arthroscopic subacromial decomression
    Ofer Levy, MD, and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS, Reading, United Kingdom
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2001;10:317-20
  • The vertical-apical suture Bankart lesion repair for anteroinferior glenohumeral instability
    Samir N. Massoud, FRCSI (Orth), Ofer Levy, MD, and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2002;11:481–5
  • Mechanical properties of regenerated Coraco-Acromial Ligament after subacromial decompression
    Ulrich Hansen, PhD, Ofer Levy, MD, MCh (Orth) Tirtza Even, MD, MSc, and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS,Reading and London, United Kingdom
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2004; 13:51-6
  • Cementless Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of The Shoulder: 5- to 10-Year Results with the Copeland Copeland Mark-2 Prosthesis
    O. Levy and S.A. Copeland
    J Bone Joint Surg {Br} 2001;83-B:213-21.
  • The “Purse-String” Technique: An Arthroscopic Technique for Stabilization of Anteroinferior Instability of the Shoulder With Early and Medium-Term Results
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), Timothy Matthews, BSc, MBBS, MRCS, and Tirtza Even, MD, MSc(Stat)
    Arthroscopy: 23,1, 2007: pp 57-64
  • The one-stop diagnostic clinic in shoulder surgery: costs and benefits
    Stephen E Gwilym MRCS, Hannan Mullett FRCS (TR & Orth), Ofer Levy MD MCh(Orth)
    Clinician in Management, 15:37-41, 2007.
  • The role of anterior deltoid re-education in patients with massive irreparable degenerative rotator cuff tears
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), Hannan Mullett, FRCS(TR & Orth), Sarah Roberts, Bsc(Hons), Bed(Hons), MCSP and Stephen Copeland, FRCS
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 17(6), 863- 870 ,2008.
  • Copeland surface replacement of the shoulder Results of an Hydroxyapatite-coated cementless implant in patients over 80 years of age.
    H. Mullett, O. Levy, D. Raj, T. Even, R. Abraham, S. A. Copeland
    J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2007;89-B:1466-9.
  • Arthroscopic capsular release for posttraumatic shoulder stiffness
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh (Orth), Mark Webb, FRCS(T&O), Tirtza Even, MD, MSc (Stats), Balachandran Venkateswaran, FRCS(T&O), Lennard Funk, FRCS(T&O), and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2008;17:410-414.
  • Measurement of blood flow in the rotator cuff using laser Doppler flowmetry
    O. Levy, J. Relwani, T. Zaman, T. Even, B. Venkateswaran, S. Copeland
    J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2008;90-B:893-8.
  • Peripheral paresthesia in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome
    Manoj Sivan • Balachandran Venkateswaran • Hannan Mullett • Tirtza Even • Saleem Khan • Steven Copeland • Ofer Levy
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (2007) 127:609–612
  • Purse-String Suture Technique: A New Method
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh (Orth) and Hannan Mullett, FRCS (Tr and Orth)
    Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 7(2):102–
  • Mid-term clinical and sonographic outcome of arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff
    O. Levy, B. Venkateswaran, T. Even, M. Ravenscroft, S. Copeland
    J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2008;90-B:1341-7.
  • Arthroscopic Management of the Painful Snapping Scapula
    Eyiyemi O. Pearse, M.A., F.R.C.S.(Orth), Juan Bruguera, M.D., Samir N. Massoud, F.R.C.S.I.(Orth), Giuseppe Sforza, M.D., Stephen A. Copeland, F.R.C.S., and Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth)
    Arthroscopy: 22,7, 2006: pp 755-761
  • Traumatic soft tissue injuries of the shoulder girdle
    Levy O.; Rath E.
    Trauma, 2002, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 223-235
  • An operative technique for recurrent shoulder dislocations in older patients
    Ofer Levy, MD, Moshe Pritsch, MD, and Ehud Rath, MD
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg (1999) 8: 452-7.
  • The active elevation lag sign and the triangle sign: New clinical signs of trapezius palsy
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth)*, Jaikumar G. Relwani, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Hannan Mullett, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Omar Haddo, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Tirtza Even, MD, MSc (Stats)
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg (2009) 18, 573-576
  • Radiofrequency capsular shrinkage for voluntary shoulder instability
    Samir N. Massoud, FRCSI(Orth),a,b Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth),a and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS,a
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2007;16:43-48.
  • A wide and versatile combined surgical approach to the shoulder
    Ofer Levy, Moshe Pritsch, Ariel Oran, Arnan Greental.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg I999;8:658-9.
  • Cementless surface replacement arthroplasty (Copeland CSRA) for osteoarthritis of the shoulder
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh (Orth), and Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS,a Reading, United Kingdom
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2004;13:266–71
  • Simple, minimally invasive surgical technique for treatment of type 2 fractures of the distal clavicle
    Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), Reading, United Kingdom
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2003;12:24-28
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of a Massive Acromioclavicular Joint Cyst
    Hannan Mullett, F.R.C.S.(Tr & Orth), Richard Benson, F.R.C.S.,and Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth)
    Arthroscopy: 23;4, 2007: pp 446.e1-446.e4
  • Histologic evaluation of the glenohumeral joint capsule after radiofrequency capsular shrinkage for atraumatic instability
    Samir N. Massoud, Ofer Levy, O. Espinosa de los Manteros, F. Musa, Tirtza Even, Joydeep Sinha, Stephen A. Copeland, Reading, England
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2007;16:163-168
  • Wear in the prosthetic shoulder: association with design parameters.
    Andrew R Hopkins, Ulrich N Hansen, Andrew A Amis, Lucy Knight, Mark Taylor, Ofer Levy, Stephen A Copeland
    J Biomech Eng. 2007 Apr ;129 (2):223-30
  • Letter to the Editor: Arthroscopic Stabilization of Neer Type 2 Fracture is Not Necessary.
    Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth)
    Arthroscopy: 24;2, 2008: p 247
  • Posttraumatic locked dislocation of congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle
    Giuseppe Sforza, MD, and Ofer Levy, MD, MCh(Orth), Reading, United Kingdom
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2005;14:336-337.
  • Modified Bankart Repair in Capsular Reconstruction for Shoulder Instability
    M. Pritsch, S. Velkes, O. Levy, A. Greental. The Shoulder services, Sheba Medical Center, Soroka Medical Center and Barzilai Medical Center, Israel
    J. Shoulder Elbow Surg 1996:S16 No. 8
  • Manipulation under anesthesia for primary frozen shoulder: Effect on early recovery and return to activity
    Ron M. Dodenhoff, Ofer Levy, Adrian Wilson, and Steven A. Copeland, Reading, United Kingdom
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2000;9:23-6
  • “Wet Diapers – Dry Patients”: An Effective Dressing for Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    Atul Kapila, F.R.C.A., Amit Bhargava, F.R.C.S., Len Funk, F.R.C.S.(Orth), Stephen Copeland, F.R.C.S., and Ofer Levy, M.D., M.Ch.(Orth)
    Arthroscopy: 21;2; 2005: pp 253-255
  • Suture Fixation of Osteochondral Fractures of the Patella
    M. Pritsch, S. Velkes, 0. Levy, A. Greental
    J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 1995:77-B: 154-5.
  • Subacromial plica as a cause of impingement in the shoulder
    Lennard Funk, Ofer Levy, Tirtza Even, Stephen A. Copeland, Reading, United Kingdom
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2006;15:697-700.
  • The Shoulder in Patients With Muscular Dystrophy
    Stephen A. Copeland, Ofer Levy, Giles C. Warner, Ron M. Dodenhoff
    Clinical Orthopaedics (CORR)1999; 368, pp. 80-91
  • The Use of Fibrin Tissue Adhesive to Reduce Blood Loss and the Need for Blood Transfusion After Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Prospective,Randomized, Multicenter Study
    Ofer Levy, Uri Martinowitz, Ariel Oran, Chanan Tauber and Henri Horoszowski
    J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1999;81:1580-8.
  • Thermal capsular shrinkage for shoulder instability - Mid-Term Longitudinal Outcome Study
    O. Levy, M. Wilson, H. Williams, J. A. Bruguera, R. Dodenhoff, G. Sforza, S. Copeland
    J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2001;83-B:640-5.
  • Reossification and Fusion Across the Acromioclavicular Joint After Arthroscopic Acromioplasty and Distal Clavicle Resection
    Graham Tytherleigh-Strong, M.D., Jasper Gill, M.D., Giuseppe Sforza, M.D., Stephen Copeland, M.D., and Ofer Levy, M.D.
    Arthroscopy; 17;9, 2001: E36, 1-3
  • Stress fracture of the acromium presenting as a suspected metastasis: A rare consequence of deltoid strengthening program in rotator cuff arthropathy
    Gowreeson Thevendran, Hannan Mullet, Ofer Levy
    Injury Extra (2006) 37, 325—327
  • Stress fracture of the clavicle in a patient with no obvious risk factors
    Margaret Birks, Lennard Funk, Sean Symons, Stephen Copeland, Ofer Levy
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2004; 86:1-4
  • A Simple Method for Removal of a Fractured Intramedullary Nail
    Ofer Levy, Yehuda Amit, Steven Velkes, Henri Horoszowski
    J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 1994; 76-B:502.
  • Cementless Surface Replacement Arthroplasty (CSRA) of the Shoulder in Young Patients of 50 Years Old or Less
    Ofer Levy, Giuseppe Sforza, Jonathan Mulford, Stephen A. Copeland American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2001 Open Meeting
    ASES 2001 Open Meeting J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2003;
  • Mini Symposium: Shoulder Instability (i) Surgical approaches for instability surgery of the shoulder
    B. Venkateswaran, Ofer Levy*, Stephen Copeland
    Current Orthopaedics (2004) 18, 85–96
  • Inferior capsular shift for multidirectional instability following failed laser-assisted capsular shrinkage
    Samir N. Massoud, Ofer Levy, and Stephen A. Copeland
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2002;11:305-8
  • Arthroscopic Evaluation of the Impingement Lesion: Pathoanatomy & Classification. Copeland-Levy Classification
    Ofer Levy, G. Sforza, Ron M. Dodenhoff, Stephen A. Copeland
    J Bone Joint Surg (Br) Supp. III, pg. 233, 2000.
  • Shoulder arthroplasty in relation to normal anatomy
    Simon R. Thomas, Giuseppe Sforza, Ofer Levy, Stephen A. Copeland
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2005;14:186-192
  • Fractures of the Proximal Humerus
    S. A. Copeland
    Current Orthopaedics (1995) 9, 241-248
  • Examination under anaesthesia and arthroscopy for the unstable shoulder
    S. A. Copeland
    Current Orthopaedics (1996) 10, 158 161
  • Operative management of the frozen shoulder in patients with diabetes
    Samir N. Massoud, Eyiyemi O. Pearse, Ofer Levy, Stephen A. Copeland
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2002;11:609-13
  • Copeland Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of the Shoulder in Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Ofer Levy, Lennard Funk, Giuseppe Sforza, Stephen A. Copeland
    J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004; 86-A: 3: 512-518
  • Resurfacing Arthroplasty of the Shoulder
    Stephen A. Copeland, FRCS, Ofer Levy, MD, and Harry C. Brownlow, FRCS
    Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 4(4):199–21
  • Surface-replacement arthroplasty of the shoulder
    S.Copeland, L.Funk and O.Levy
    Current Orthopaedics (2002) 16, 21-31
  • Posterior Shoulder Dislocation As a Post-Operative Complication of Carotid Endarterectomy: Case Report and Review of Literature
    Idit Melnik, Ehud Atoun, Ronen Debi, Yafim Harach, Ofer Levy, Ornit Cohen, Boris Yoffe
    Int. J. of Orth. 2017 February xx; 4(1): 1-3