Mr Giuseppe Sforza

Orthopaedic Surgeon
MD, MCh(Orth)

Practising at

Spire Dunedin Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Giuseppe Sforza at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Dunedin Hospital

Other treatments

  • Elbow surgery

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Professional profile

I studied medicine at the University of Bari in Italy, from 1986 to 1992. After completion of my general surgical training, I continued my higher orthopaedic training at the same university. I spent periods of fellowship at the Danderyd Hospital - Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, USA, where I started research into shoulder arthroscopy and open shoulder surgery.

From 1999 to 2000 I was appointed shoulder surgery fellow at the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital under Stephen Copeland and Ofer Levy. Here I gained vast experience in shoulder and elbow surgery. In 2000, after completion of my fellowship at the Reading Shoulder Unit, I returned to Italy and was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Madonna delle Grazie Hospital in Matera, Italy, as head of the shoulder and elbow unit. From 2006 I was head of the shoulder and elbow unit at Policlinico di Bari at the University Hospital.

Annually, I attend the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA for visiting fellowships under S. O'Driscoll and B. Morrey, to improve my knowledge and clinical practice in elbow surgery.

In October 2004 I joined the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Independent Berkshire hospital. In 2005 I worked as Locum Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and shoulder and elbow surgeon at St. Peter and Ashford Hospitals NHS Trust for several months. In 2007, I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Worcestershire NHS Trust, where I continue to work treating complex shoulder and elbow disease through open and arthroscopic surgery.

In 2012 I joined the team at Spire Dunedin hospital and continue to work with the orthopaedic team, performing shoulder and elbow surgery, arthroscopy and treating trauma and sports injuries.

Research interests: Shoulder injuries: trauma and instability, clinical examination and algorithm of treatment for shoulder and elbow diseases, tendon injuries of shoulder and elbow, elbow osteoarthritis and stiffness, shoulder replacement.

I have published scientific papers and contributed chapters to books on shoulder and elbow surgery. I lecture on several topics: shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, arthroplasty, sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation.

Clinical Interests


Special clinical interests: Trauma and sports injuries, muscle or ligament strain and sprain, acute fractures and non-union acromioclavicular joint injuries, osteoarthritis of the upper limb, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tear, subacromial impingement, frozen shoulder, Tennis and Golfer's elbow, elbow stiffness and instability, loose bodies and osteoarthritis of the elbow.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Shoulder and Elbow Society
European Arthroscopy Society
European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Italian Shoulder and Elbow Society

Professional leadership

Instructor for the Italian Arthroscopy Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Worcestershire NHS Trust

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Financial Interests

Mr Guiseppe Sforza owns 100% of one of the Isometers used at Spire Dunedin Hospital.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0118 373 5198
Website http://www.readingshoulderunit.com
Private secretary Tania Sandham
Private secretary email tania.sandham@spirehealthcare.com

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