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Mr Giuseppe Sforza

Orthopaedic Surgeon
MD

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

Other treatments

Elbow surgery

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Professional profile

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, where 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 and from 2006 at Policlinico di Bari at the University Hospital.

Since 2001 he has attended annually 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. Since 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.

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.


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.

Private contact details

Telephone 01905 362 220
Private secretary Tania Sandham
Private secretary telephone 0118 952 1317
Private secretary email tania.sandham@spirehealthcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Shoulder and Elbow Society
Italian 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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