Coming up courses:
The "Stephe Copeland" Memorial Reading Shoulde Course 2016, 10th-11th March 2016. [Read more]
For GPs - New!!! NHS Choose & Book
The Unit at Berkshire Independent Hospital and Dunedin Hospital is open for NHS patients through Choose & Book (Extended Choice Network).
Book online or contact the secretaries. [Read more]
The unit is recognised worldwide, treating patients locally
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]
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.