Friday 5th October 2018
Spire Manchester Hospital, Manchester
LIVE ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY
Prof Lennard Funk
Prof Lennard Funk
Len Funk specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, as well as general upper limb surgery and trauma. His shoulder and elbow surgery uses advanced modern techniques for the management of shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, stiff elbows and sports injuries of the shoulder. Len routinely treats elite and professional athletes, with a particular interest in shoulder and elbow injuries in Rugby and contact sports.
Len holds Honorary Professorships at Salford University and University of Bolton. In addition to his surgical qualifications, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK and holds a BSc in Sports Physiology and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering.
He is involved in developing and running Postgraduate degrees for surgeons, therapists and sports clinicians in Orthopaedics. Len lectures nationally and internationally on Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Medical Informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and a member of many international and national professional organisations.
Len strongly believes in offering complete multidisciplinary shoulder and upper limb treatment, through close links with referring therapists and clinicians, ensuring that their patients get the highest standard of care.
Mr Matt Kent
Mr Matt Kent
Mr Matthew Kent is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery. After graduating from Liverpool University he undertook his junior doctor training in the Mersey region. His formal orthopaedic training took place in the Cambridge region where he developed his interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. The final year of his formal training was as a fellow in the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital developing specialist skills in Elbow surgery.
After completion of his training he returned to Liverpool to undertake a further yearlong fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery gaining very specialist skills and experience in a center recognised internationally for this type of work.
He was appointed as a Consultant in the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals in 2011. Following his appointment he has visited specialist centres in Europe and he was awarded a prestigious travelling fellowship from the British Elbow & Shoulder Society allowing him to spend time at a number of centres of excellence in North America bringing new ideas and techniques to Liverpool.
Mr Kent has a keen interest in research with involvement in clinical trials locally and nationally. He is the research lead for upper limb surgery in the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has also been awarded a masters degree through Cardiff university in orthopaedic engineering after a thesis on upper limb biomechanics.
Tanya Mackenzie is a clinical shoulder and elbow physiotherapist who has worked in South Africa and in the United Kingdom. She completed her PhD on factors influencing the acromiohumeral distance in elite athletes in 2016. She now works exclusively in shoulder and elbow assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and management of elite athletes and typical everyday patients. Tanya has several publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a peer reviewer for numerous leading journals. She has presented at several international conferences and lectures on MSc programs. Tanya likes a challenge, and therefore enjoys treating complex shoulder problems.
Mr Puneet Monga
Mr Puneet Monga
Puneet took up the Consultant position at Wrightington Hospital in 2011. Having completed the Orthopaedic surgical training rotation in Manchester, he undertook the specialist fellowship at Wrightington Hospital and visiting fellowships at shoulder surgery units at Houston, San Antonio, New York, Zurich and Stockholm as the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) fellow and British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) fellow. He has won various prizes and academic distinctions during his career.
Puneet specialises in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, sports injuries and shoulder replacements. His practice is focussed in providing modern, up-to-date, evidence-based care to his patients, backed up by routine audit of outcomes and satisfaction.
Puneet has been the editor-in-chief for the popular book “Diagnostic Clusters in Shoulder Conditions” [Springer, 2017]. He is on the editorial board for the “Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery” and “Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma”. He reviews scientific articles for many journals including the “American Journal of Sports Medicine”, “Shoulder and Elbow”, “Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons” and “International Journal of Shoulder Surgery”. He also routinely contributes scientific work to national and international conferences and scientific journals.
Puneet is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS), Royal College of Surgeons (RCSEd), British Medical Association (BMA), European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC) and the Watanabe Shoulder Arthroscopy Society.
He routinely teaches at various regional, national and international courses. He is a convener for the Wrightington shoulder course and the FRCS Orth course. He is the research lead for the Wrightington Master of Surgery (MCh) course.
Mr Barnes Morgan
Mr Barnes Morgan
Mr Barnes Morgan is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon specialising in disorders of the shoulder and elbow. His special interests include arthroscopic surgery for soft tissue injuries and joint replacement surgery for shoulder arthritis. He also undertakes peripheral nerve decompressions and procedures (PRP injections and surgical release) for tennis and golfer's elbow. Furthermore, he has expertise in the treatment of fractures and traumatic injuries to the entirety of the upper limb.
Mr Morgan performs office shoulder ultrasound when appropriate, providing immediate diagnostic scans to patients at the first clinic appointment, speeding the process of diagnosis and therefore treatment of diseases and injuries.
Mr Morgan developed his expertise from holding UK shoulder fellowship posts at Stepping Hill Hospital under the supervision of Mr Matt Ravenscroft and Mr Clive Warren-Smith, followed by an upper limb fellowship at the internationally renowned Wrightington Upper Limb Unit.
In addition to his surgical qualifications, he has a BSc in Neuroscience and an MSc in Trauma Surgery. Mr Morgan lectures nationally on shoulder surgery and is involved in running a national Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery course. He is published in medical journals and has presented his research at national and international scientific meetings.
Mr Mike Walton
Mr Mike Walton
Mike Walton specialises in all aspects of shoulder surgery. He has a particular interest in advanced arthroscopic techniques for shoulder surgery and sports injuries. He also specialises in joint replacement surgery of the shoulder including reverse shoulder replacement and revision surgery.
Mike is on the specialist register for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. He grew up in Manchester before attending Nottingham Medical School. He underwent higher surgical training on the Bristol Rotation and was awarded fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery in 2009. He developed an interest in sport injuries early in his career and was awarded a Masters degree with Merit from the University of Bath in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Mike travelled to Perth for sub-speciality fellowship training where he worked with some of the world’s leading pioneers in tendon pathology at the University of Western Australia. He was involved in the management of elite athletes and soldiers and developed his keyhole and open surgery techniques.
Mike has a specialist shoulder practice at the Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery at Wrightington Hospital. He has developed a particular interest in complex shoulder instability and shoulder replacement surgery. He regularly treats professional athletes and works closely with their rehabilitation teams. Mike is actively involved in research and has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented work both nationally and internationally. He is a scientific reviewer for several international journals and also the National Institute for Health Research.