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Mr Puneet Monga

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MSorth, DNB, MSc, DipSortsMed, FRCS (Orth), MD

Practices at: The Alexandra Hospital

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Personal Profile

Puneet is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington Hospital. Since he took up the Consultant position in 2011, his work has remained focused on disorders of the shoulder. He has substantial expertise in looking after patients with shoulder problems. His patient profile ranges from elite athletes to weekend warriors and from common shoulder problems to complex revision reconstructions referred from other surgeons. 

Puneet works with Musculoskeletal specialist radiologists and is very fortunate to have access to the most up to date scanning facilities such as 3T MRI scanners, Upright Open MR scans for claustrophobic patients, CT scans and Nuclear scanning. The central role of a diagnosis in medical care is encapsulated in Puneet's involvement as an Editor of the book "Diagnostic Clusters in Shoulder Conditions". This book has now been downloaded thousands of times by health professionals worldwide since its release in 2017.

From joining Medicine in 1991 at one of the premier Medical Colleges in India, Puneet gained further experience working in three continents, seven countries and in over 20 hospitals. The generous support of the competitively-achieved British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) fellowships allowed him to learn from the top shoulder surgeons globally, and this made a lasting impact on his approach to patient care. Such exposure inspires and enables him to deliver an extract of such knowledge and experience to his patients. 

Puneet has won various academic prizes and distinctions during his career. Also, he is an Associate Editor for two orthopaedic journals and reviews scientific articles for many British and International journals. He also routinely contributes scientific work to national and international conferences and scientific journals. His main area of research interest is in applying 3D printing in surgical care, movement assessment of the shoulder and measuring surgical outcomes. Recently he has supervised an exciting and pioneering study questioning the need for sling treatment after rotator cuff repairs. 

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), Shoulder and Elbow Society of India (SESI) 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 is the research lead for the Wrightington Master of Surgery (MCh) course. Wrightington offers one of the most extensive upper limb fellowship programmes and attracts the best candidates worldwide. To train such bright doctors in the final stage of their training journey undoubtedly remains one of the most significant privileges for him. Puneet regularly hosts visiting surgeons to observe surgeries and has had the fortune of interacting with many colleagues in this manner over the years during the international shoulder tour, personal visitations, society arranged visitations and industry-sponsored visitations. More recently, his involvement with live surgery events have allowed demonstration and live interaction with a much larger group of surgeons.

The collection of outcome measures has been routine in Puneet's medical practice for many years. Collection and analysis of such outcome measures have been vital in maintaining the standards of practice and providing the best possible care. 

Most of all, it is well-recognised that the patients remain the best teachers for doctors, and he remains grateful to them. The active contribution from the past patients towards such routine audit of outcomes, their gracious input towards research and their valuable feedback allows him to deliver better care to the current and future patients.

Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacements
  • AC Joint Reconstruction
  • Sports Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injury
  • AC joint reconstruction
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Impingement
  • AC joint dislocations
  • Frozen shoulder

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)
  • Royal College of Sur-geons (RCSEd)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
  • European Shoulder and Elbow Society (SECEC)
  • Shoulder and Elbow Society of India (SESI)
  • Watanabe Shoulder Arthroscopy Society.