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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Giuseppe Sforza at Spire include:
Mr Giuseppe Sforza studied medicine at the University of Bari in Italy, from 1986 to 1992. After completion of his general surgical training, he continued his higher orthopaedic training at the same university. He spent periods of fellowship at the Danderyd Hospital - Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, USA, where he started research into shoulder arthroscopy and open shoulder surgery.
From 1999 to 2000 he was appointed shoulder surgery fellow at the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital under Stephen Copeland and Ofer Levy. Here he gained vast experience in shoulder and elbow surgery. In 2000 after completion of his fellowship at the Reading Shoulder Unit, he 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 he was head of the shoulder and elbow unit at Policlinico di Bari at the University Hospital.
Annually, he attends the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA for visiting fellowships under S. O'Driscoll and B. Morrey, to improve his knowledge and clinical practice in elbow surgery. In October 2004 he joined the Reading Shoulder Unit at the Independent Berkshire hospital. In 2005 he worked as Locum Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and shoulder and elbow surgeon at St. Peter and Ashford Hospitals NHS Trust for several months. In 2007, he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Worcestershire NHS Trust, where he continues to work treating complex shoulder and elbow disease through open and arthroscopic surgery. In 2012 he joined the team at Spire Dunedin hospital and continues 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. He has published scientific papers and contributed chapters to books on shoulder and elbow surgery. He lectures on several topics: shoulder and elbow arthroscopy, arthroplasty, sports injury, post-operative rehabilitation.
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.
Instructor for the Italian Arthroscopy Society
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Worcestershire NHS TrustBack to top
Mr Guiseppe Sforza owns 100% of one of the Isometers used at Spire Dunedin Hospital.Back to top
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