Mr Giuseppe Sforza studied medicine at University of Bari, Italy, 1986 - 1992. After his general surgical training, he continued his higher orthopaedic training at the same University. He spent periods of fellowship at Danderyd Hospital - Karolinska Institute, Stockholm - Sweden and as visiting fellow at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute Los Angeles, United States.
In 1999 Mr Sforza 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 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 attended annually the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, United States for visiting fellowships under S. O'Driscoll and B. Morrey to improve his knowledge and clinical practice in elbow surgery. He joined the Reading Shoulder Unit in October 2004, and in 2007, he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Redditch, Worchester NHS Trust. He is a member of the board of the Italian Shoulder and Elbow Society and of the member of the Italian Arthroscopy Society where he serves on the Educational Committee. He is also a member of The British Shoulder and Elbow Society and of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Mr Sforza has published scientific papers and chapters to books on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and lectures on several topics: Shoulder and Elbow arthroscopy, arthroplasty, sports injury, and postoperative rehabilitation. He undertakes open and arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and upper limb surgery including: trauma, arthroplasty: primary and revision, stabilization, tendons repair and transfer around the upper girdle.
Mr Sforza has recently retired from the NHS and now only carries out private work
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