Lennard Funk

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon


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Prof. Lennard Funk is a Consultant Shoulder & Upper Limb Surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine at Salford University. He specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder.

In addition to his surgical qualifications, Prof. Funk has a BSc in Sports Physiology and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering and his special interests include shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, sports injuries of the shoulder. He has performed surgery in the UK and across Europe and routinely treats elite and professional athletes, particularly contact sport professionals and rugby players who have suffered shoulder injuries.

Prof. Funk performs office shoulder ultrasound which provides immediate scans and outcome assessments to all patients at the first clinic appointment, offering a one-stop diagnostic service for shoulder injuries and diseases.

Prof. Funk strongly believes in offering a complete multidisciplinary shoulder and upper limb service for his patients. He employs a team comprising of an Assistant Surgical Practitioner (Linda Hallam), Research Shoulder Therapist (Kathleen Tatlow), Practice Manager (Will Tatlow), Events Manager (Sarah O'Donnell) and a Medical Secretary. The team believe in keeping close links with referring therapists and clinicians, ensuring that their patients get the highest standard of care.

Prof. Funk is also a partner of the OrthTeam group of Consultant Orthopaedic surgeons, who also offer a complete specialist orthopaedic service at the BMI Alexandra Hospital.

Prof. Funk has an ongoing interest in research related to shoulder surgery, sports injuries and medical informatics and is responsible for Medical Student education for the University of Manchester, developed and oversees postgraduate degrees for surgeons, therapists and sports clinicians in Orthopaedics, as well as running regular national and international conferences and courses on shoulder and sports surgery, ultrasound and rehabilitation.

Prof. Funk’s dedication to his profession and patients is evident from his clinical experience,  commitment and continued attendance at seminars and conferences worldwide.

Professional Membership

  • Upper Limb Committee of ESSKA

  • European PGA Medical Advisory Board

  • Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine UK

  • European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

  • British Association of Sports andExercise Medicine

  • European Society of Biomechanics 

  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society 

  • British Orthopaedic Association 

  • North West Upper Limb Group  

  • UK Association of Doctors in Sports (UKADIS) 

  • British Orthopaedic Research Society

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder injury

  • Sports medicine

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