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Prof Puneet Monga
MBBS, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), MSc, DipSportsMed, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Professional Biography

Puneet is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Director at the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington Hospital, a specialist referral centre for Orthopaedics problems. 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. Since taking up medicine in 1991, Puneet has gained further experience from working across seven countries in three continents, and in over twenty hospitals. He works with specialist Musculoskeletal radiologists and has 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.

Puneet holds an Honorary Clinical Professor position at Edge Hill University and teaches at various regional, national, and international courses. His main area of research interest is the application of 3D printing in surgical care, movement assessment of the shoulder, and measuring surgical outcomes. He has won various academic prizes and distinctions during his career. He also routinely contributes scientific work to national and international conferences, books, and scientific journals. He is an Associate Editor for two Orthopaedic journals.

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

Speciality Areas:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Sports injuries and dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders 
  • Fractures / Trauma reconstructive surgery

Clinic Access Times:

Wrightington Hospital: Thursday 0900-1300
Leigh Infirmary: Wednesday 0900-1300
Wrightington Hospital: Thursday 1400-1700


Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, shoulder replacements, upper limb surgery and reconstructive trauma surgery


British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
British Medical Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association