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Mr. Lennard Funk
Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon
BSc, MBBCh, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Mr. Sanjiv Jari
Consultant Lower Limb & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Tr&Orth)

Mr. Lennard Funk

Len is a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, specialising in arthritis, sports injuries and trauma of the shoulder and elbow.

His NHS practice is based at Wrightington Hospital , where he sees both GP referrals and complex referrals from other surgeons. He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.

In addition to his surgical qualifications, he has a BSc in Sports Physiology and an MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering and his special interests include shoulder dislocations, frozen shoulder, arthritis, stiff elbows and sports injuries of the shoulder.

Len specialises in arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He routinely treats elite and professional athletes, particularly contact sport professionals, in particular rugby, motorsports and the combat arts.

Len lectures nationally and internationally on Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Medical Informatics at seminars and conferences worldwide. He has established and runs educational websites and . The sites are of the biggest hitting medical sites in the world and are respected in the medical community as well as by the public, searching for advice regarding shoulder and elbow injury and pain.

Len has an ongoing interest in research related to Shoulder Surgery, Sports Injuries and Medical Informatics. He is published widely in medical journals and is a member of many international and national professional organizations.

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Mr. Sanjiv Jari

Mr Sanjiv Jari is a Consultant Lower Limb & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Hope Hospital (University of Manchester Teaching Hospital) and at The Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic. He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at The University of Manchester.

Mr Jari completed his higher surgical training in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery following which he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999. In addition to his Medical and Surgical qualifications, Mr Jari has a BSc (Hons) in Anatomy and has a Sports Medicine Fellowship from the University of Indiana, USA. Mr Jari trained in London and Manchester, following which he worked in the USA for a year at a prestigious Sports Medicine Clinic dealing with, amongst other things, injuries in elite and professional athletes. Mr Jari is a member of British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association (BOSTA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is awaiting membership of the British Association of Knee Surgeons (BASK) and the American Orthopaedic Sports Surgery Society.

Mr Jari's NHS practise involves lower limb surgery and trauma surgery. He has set-up a dedicated knee rehabilitation and triage service in conjunction with specialist therapists, which includes biomechanical ligament assessment using a KT-1000, a tool not generally available in the UK. His practice includes keyhole surgery of the knee and ankle, ligament reconstructive knee surgery, cartilage transplantation in sports injuries and early arthritis and knee-cap surgery. In addition to sports surgery, he has a large NHS practice in arthritis surgery and specialises in minimally invasive total and half knee replacements. Mr Jari is a national and international speaker on knee surgery and sports injuries. He has a number of on going research studies in various aspects of lower limb surgery and is also involved in a number of novel gait laboratory studies. His research commitment includes supervision of post-graduate doctors undertaking higher degrees. top

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