Research Publications
Published Articles
Educational Books
Research Dissertation

Research Publications

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  1.  C Littlewood, M Bateman, J Selfe, D Watkinson, M Walton, L Funk. Rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair: A systematic review. Shoulder & Elbow. 2015
  2. M.F. Nixon, O.J.F. Keenan, and L. Funk. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation in Adolescents playing Contact Sports. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2014
  3. T Gosens, B Morgan, L Funk. Single injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the treatment of refractory distal biceps tendonitis: long-term results of a prospective multicenter cohort-study. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2014
  4. Anju Jaggi, Susan Alexander, Robert Herbert, Lennard Funk and Karen A Ginn. Does surgery followed by physiotherapy improve short and long term outcome for patients with atraumatic shoulder instability compared with physiotherapy alone? Protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial. 2014. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15:439. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-439. 2014
  5. U Butt, S Mehta, P Monga, L Funk. Pectoralis Major ruptures: A review of current management. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2014 (accepted)
  6. J. M. Owen, T. Boulter, M. Walton, L. Funk. Reinterpretation of O'Brien test in posterior labral tears of the shoulder. International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, 2014
  7. D. Butler, T.A. Mackenzie, L. Herrington, L. Funk Sorting swimmers shoulders; an observational study on swimmers that presented to a shoulder surgeon. International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, 2014
  8. Marcheggiani Muccioli GM1, P Wykes, L Funk. Effects of a synovial fluid substitute on early recovery after arthroscopic subacromial decompression of the shoulder. Musculoskeletal Surgery, 2014.
  9. Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Manning C, Wright P, Grassi A, Zaffagnini S, Funk L. Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction with the LARS ligament in professional versus non-professional athletes.Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Aug 23. -
  10. L Funk, CM Owen, C Bonner. Clinical Assessment of Posterior Shoulder Joint Instability. Journal of Arthroscopy & Joint Surgery. Aug, 2014. DOI 10.1016/j.jajs.2014.07.002
  11. Mackenzie TA, Herrington L, Porter S, Funk L (2014) Quantitative Assessment of Glenohumeral Translation in Professional Golfers Using Ultrasound. J Athl Enhancement 3:2. 2014
  12. M Anderton, M Gandhi, A Gilmour, R Davies, D Roberts, P Turner, L Funk. Eye Tracking: A Surgical Learning Tool. ESSKA Newsletter. May 2014.
  13. A Desai, P Prasad, J Westall, L Funk. Effect of Duration of Symptoms on the outcome of Arthroscopic shoulder procedures-Is it a predicting factor? Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, 2014
  14. M.F. Nixon, O.J.F. Keenan, and L. Funk. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation in Adolescents playing Contact Sports. Bone Joint J 2014 96-B:(SUPP 1) 4.E 
  15. Hart, D. & Funk, L., 2013. Serious shoulder injuries in professional soccer: return to participation after surgery. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 1-7. 2013.
  16. Atoun, L Funk, S Copeland, T Even, O Levy, E Rath. The effect of shoulder manipulation on rotator cuff integrity. Acta Orthop. Belg. 79:255-9. 2013
  17. Key T & Funk L. The Use of Geometric Morphometrics as a New Method to Analyse Glenoid Bone Loss after Shoulder Dislocation. WJMER.2(1).2012.
  18. Funk L. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery has progressed, has the rehabilitation? International Musculoskeletal Medicine Journal. 34(4):141-5. Dec 2012.
  19. Ng CY & Funk L. Symptomatic chronic long head of biceps rupture - surgical results. International Journal of Shoulder Surgery. 6(4):108-11. 2012
  20. Talbot C, Funk L, Trail I. Reconstruction of chronic anterior sternoclavicular joint dislocations using a Palmaris longus autograft. Shoulder & Elbow Journal. 2012
  21. Ng CY & Funk L. Structural Autografts used in Reconstruction of the Shoulder Joint. Shoulder & Elbow Journal. 2012
  22. Ng CY, Smith E, Funk L. Reliability of the traditional classification systems for acromioclavicular joint injuries by radiography. Shoulder & Elbow Journal. 2012
  23. L Funk. The Athlete's Shoulder: When Not to Operate. Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 94, Number 6, June 2012 , pp. 198-199(2) - DOI:
  24. E Smith & L Funk. Isolated Subscapularis rupture in an adolescent – Arthroscopic repair and outcome – Case Study. Injury Extra. June 2012 -
  25. Crichton J, Jones D, Funk L. Mechanisms of traumatic shoulder injury in elite rugby players. Br J Sports Med. 2012
  26. Monga P & Funk L. Stiffness after Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery - incidence, management and classification. Shoulder & Elbow. 2012
  27. Ng C & Funk L. Infrapectoral biceps tenodesis for chronic long head of biceps tendon ruptures. Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 13(1):14-16. 2012
  28. Mcdonough A & Funk L. Critical reflection of the advanced rehabilitation of an elite rugby league player sustaining a posterior Bankart lesion. Physical therapy in sport. 9 April 2012. 
  29. Hoyle AC, Whelton C, Umaar R, Funk L. Validation of a global rating scale for shoulder arthroscopy: a pilot study. Shoulder & Elbow. 4(1): 16-21. January, 2012.
  30. Kalson, Nicholas S., Geoghegan, John M., Funk, Lennard. Magnetic resonance arthrogram and arthroscopy of the shoulder: a comparative retrospective study with emphasis on posterior labral lesions and radiologist locality. Shoulder & Elbow. 3(4):210-14. 2011
  31. C Pritchard, S Mills, L Funk, P Batty. Incidence and management of shoulder injuries in premier league professional football players. Br J Sports Med 2011;45:A15L 
  32. Bayam, S Ahmad, S Naqui, A Chouhan, L Funk - Pain Mapping for Common Shoulder Disorders - Am J Orthop. July 2011
  33. L Funk & I Macleod - Epicondylitis - BMJ Best Evidence Guide -
  34. S Neilson, L Hallam, B Hundle, L Funk. Postoperative pain control using a comprehensive programme for day-case shoulder surgery. Shoulder & Elbow. 2(4)301-304. Oct 2010
  35. Funk L. Current orthopaedics shoulder instability – current concepts. Orthopaedics and Trauma , Volume 24 , Issue 5 , 397. 2010.
  36. NS Sanghera & L Funk - Arthroscopic repair of a traumatic massive posterior rotator cuff tear in a 14-year-old teenager - Shoulder & Elbow Journal, 2(3):185-7. 2010.
  37. C Smith & L Funk - The Glenoid Labrum- Shoulder & Elbow Journal, 2(2):87-93. 2010
  38. L Funk - A Technological Chip on my Shoulder - Surgical Training with Simulators-Journal of Biomechanics. 43(S1):7. 2010
  39. J Crichton, L Funk - The anatomy of the short head of biceps - not a tendon- International Journal Shoulder Surgery. 3(4):75-79. 2010. - Full Article Link
  40. Shah, Nasir H.; Talwalker, Sumedh; Badge, Ravi; Funk, Lennard. Pectoralis Major Rupture in Athletes: Footprint Technique and Results. Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 11(1):4-7, March 2010. - Journal Link
  41. M Snow, D Cheong, L Funk. Subacromial impingement: is there a correlation between symptoms, arthroscopic findings and outcomes? Shoulder & Elbow. 1(2):89-92. Nov. 2009. - Full Article Link
  42. CP Charalambous, TK Gullett, N Philips, L Funk and MJ Ravenscroft. L-Configuration Re-Attachment of Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 March; 91(2): 165–166. - Flash Presentation
  43. N Naderi & L Funk. Chronic Bilateral Pectoralis Major ruptures and reconstruction with Allograft . Injury Extra. 40(12):267-9. Dec 2009 - Article Link
  44. S Auplish & L Funk. Rotator Cuff Tears in Athletes . British J Hosp Med. 70(5):271-275. May 2009. - Article Link
  45. A.A. Malone, L. Funk, K. Mohammed, and C.M. Ball. Shoulder Instability in the Collision Athlete - The Collision Shoulder . Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, May 2009; 91-B: 259.- Journal Link
  46. I Boutros, M Snow, and L Funk. Posterior Arthroscopic Capsular Release in Frozen Shoulder, a prospective cohort study . J Bone Joint Surg Br Proceedings, May 2009; 91-B: 261 - 262. - Journal Link
  47. R Badge, A Tambe, L Funk. Arthroscopic Posterior Labral Repair in Rugby Players . International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, 3(1):4-7. 2009 - Journal Link  
  48. A Tambe, R Badge, L Funk. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Rugby Players . International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, 3(1):4-7. 2009 - Journal Link
  49. Aspin R, Smith M, Hutchinson C, Funk L. MediVol: An initial study into real-time, interactive 3D visualisation of soft tissue pathologies. Distributed Simulation and Real-Time Applications. pg. 103-110. Oct. 2008.
  50. Funk L & Auplish S. A Simple Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair Technique for Large and Massive Cuff Tears . Techniques in Shoulder & ElbowSurgery. 10(1)26-30. 2009 - Journal Link .
  51. Snow M & Funk L. Microfracture of chondral lesions of the Glenohumeral Joint . International Journal of Shoulder Surgery. 2(4) Oct 2008. Journal Link  
  52. L Funk. Response to: Screening the athlete's shoulder for impingement symptoms: a clinical reasoning algorithm for early . British Journal of Sports Medicine. August 2008. 
  53. Snow M, I Boutros, L Funk. Posterior arthroscopic capsular release in frozen shoulder, a prospective cohort study - Accepted by Arthroscopy July 2008.
  54. Funk L, Umaar R, Molajo A. Diclofenac patches for post-operative shoulder pain. International Journal of Shoulder Surgery. 2(2):47-8. 2008. -  Journal Link 
  55. Levy O, Webb M, Even T, Venkateswaran B, Funk L, Copeland SA. Arthroscopic capsular release for posttraumatic shoulder stiffness . J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2008 Mar 15 - Article Link
  56. Funk L, Haines J, Trail I. Rotator Cuff Arthropathy. Current Orthopaedics (2007) 21, 415-421 - Journal Link
  57. Jeyam M, Harris J, Funk L. Are Shoulder Surgeons Any Good At Diagnosing Rotator Cuff Tears Using Ultrasound ? - A comparative Analysis of Surgeon vs. Radiologist. International Journal of Shoulder Surgery. 2(1):4-7. 2008. - Journal Link
  58. Somanchi BV & Funk L. Evaluation of functional outcome and patient satisfaction after arthroscopic elbow arthrolysis. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica. 47(1):23. 2008 - Journal Link 
  59. Funk L, Snow M. SLAP tears of the glenoid labrum in contact athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Jan;17(1):1-4
  60. Funk L, Umaar R, Awan A, Gandhi M. Computer Simulation Training for Arthroscopic Surgey.Tameside Medical Journal. 1(3):5-8. 2007.
  61. Funk L, Levy O, Even T, Copeland SA. Subacromial plica as a cause of impingement in the shoulder. J Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 15(6): 697-700. 2006 - Journal Link
  62. M Gandhi & L Funk. An Apt Solution - Surgical Selection for Arthroscopic Surgery - Surgeons News, Issue 5.4. 2006 - Journal Link  - Article
  63. M Snow & L Funk. All Arthroscopic Modified Weaver-Dunn for Chronic Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocations. Tech Shoulder & Elbow Surg, 2006 - Abstract
  64. Haddock MC, Funk L. Labral tears in rock climbers. Clin J Sport Med. 2006 May;16(3):271-3.
  65. M Webb & L Funk. Extended Anterolateral Approach for Plate Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures. Tech Shoulder & Elbow Surg. 7(2):77-81, June 2006. - Abstract  - More Info
  66. M Snow & L Funk. SLAP Tears of the Glenoid Labrum in contact athletes. Clin J Sports Med. 2006 - Abstract
  67. L Funk. Hyaluronan vs. corticosteroid injections for subacromial impingement of the shoulder. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 13(Suppl A):S80. 2005 - Abstract
  68. Birks M, Funk L, Symons S, Copeland S, Levy O. Stress fracture of the clavicle in a patient with no obvious risk factors. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2005 Jan;87(1):W5-8.
  69. L Funk & M Smith. How to immobilise after shoulder dislocations? Emergency Medicine Journal 2005;22:814-815 - Article Link  - Journal Link
  70. L Funk. Digital imaging for orthopaedic surgeons -Current Orthopaedics. 19(3):209-212. June 2005. - Journal Link
  71. K Barbosa & L Funk. Personal Digital Assistants in Orthopaedic Surgery. Current Orthopaedics. 19(2):135-139. April 2005. - Journal Link
  72. M Newton-Ede, L Funk, J Harris - SLAP variant with abscent long head of biceps. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Oct 2005, Pages 1 - 3. - Journal Link
  73. P Wykes, L Funk. Synovial Fluid Replacement in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 2004; 12(Suppl B)
  74. L Funk. Ostenil Hyaluronan for Inoperable Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 2004; 12(Suppl B)
  75. A Kapila, A Bhargava, L Funk, SA Copeland, O Levy.  "Wet diaper's - Dry Patients" - An effective dressing for patients undergoing Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery. Arthroscopy. 2005 Feb;21(2):253-5.
  76. Who trains Orthopaedic Surgeons to put on Casts? - British Orthopaedic News - 29:36. Spring 2004.
  77. Birks M, Funk L, Symons S, Copeland S, Levy O. Stress fracture of the clavicle in a patient with no obvious risk factors. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2005 Jan;87(1):W5-8.
  78. L Funk. Tips for Digital Imaging - Surgeons News (RCSEd) - 2(4):41-42, October 2003.
  79. M Agarwal, W Khan, L Funk. Surgical Repair of Distal Biceps Tendon Avulsion using Biotenodesis Screw Fixation Technique - Archives of Orthopaedic and trauma surgery, Feb 2004. - Article
  80. Venkateswaran-B, Funk L, Copeland S, Levy O. Arthroscopic capsular release for resistant post traumatic shoulder stiffness (abstract 44B). Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 2004; 13(5):E33.
  81. Levy O, Koury E, Funk L, Copeland S. Simple "Palm Tree" Percutaneous Fixation Technique for Proximal Humeral Fractures.[Abstract 58B]. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 2004; 13(5):E41.
  82. Funk L, Koury E, Levy O, Copeland S. Copeland surface replacement arthroplasty for avascular necrosis of the humeral head (abstract 5A). Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 2004; 13(5):E13.
  83. O Levy, L Funk, SA Copeland - Copeland Shoulder Resurfacing Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) - 86: 512-518, March 2004.
  84. Copeland S, Funk L, Levy O. Surface-replacement arthroplasty of the shoulder. Current Orthopaedics 2002; 16(1):21-31.
  85. Levy O, Tytherleiah-Strong G, Sforza G, Funk L, Copeland S. The role of arthroscopy in the problem shoulder arthroplasty. [Abstract]. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - British Volume 2002;84-B SUPPLEMENT III:308 2002; 84-B SUPPLEMENT III:308.
  86. Rath E, Funk L, SA Copeland, Even T, Levy O. The Effect of Shoulder Manipulation on the Rotator Cuff Integrity - Accepted by the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, October 2001.
  87. Chandramohan M, Thomas NB, Funk L, Muir LT. MR appearance of mineralized extra skeletal chondroma: a case report and review of literature. Clin Radiol. 2002 May;57(5):421-3.
  88. AS Thennavan, L Funk, AP Volans  - Acute Compartment Syndrome following Muscle Rupture in Non-athletes: Case Report. - The Journal of Accident & Emergency Medicine. 16(5):377-8. Sept. 1999.
  89. L. Funk & J.C. Faux - Bilateral Hip Fracture-Dislocations secondary to Seizure - European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 8:1-2. 1998.
  90. L. Funk,  D. Grover, H. De Silva - Compartment Syndrome of the Hand following Intra-arterial Injection of Heroin - Journal of Hand Surgery (British & European Volume). 24B: 366-7. 1999.
  91. L. Funk  - A prospective trial to compare three anaesthetic techniques used for the reduction of fractures of the distal radius.- Injury. 28(3):209-212. April 1997.
  92. L. Funk & J.J. Henderson  - Pathological Fracture through a Bone Cyst in Gout. - International Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 6(2):84-85. 1996.
  93. D. Limb, L. Funk, B. Jenkins - An Intra-articular Fracture of the Scapulothoracic Joint. - Injury. 29(4): 317-9. 1998.
  94. L. Funk & K. D. Hammond - Adenosine Triphosphates & Cell Differentiation. (Abstract) - Proceedings of the 27th Congress of the South African Association of Pathologists, August 1987.
  95. L. Funk & K. D. Hammond. - Multiple Forms of Protein Kinases in Human Normal & Leukaemic Lymphocytes. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Congress of the South African Biochemical Society, 1988.

Review Articles

  1. Arthroscopic Management of Atraumatic Shoulder Instability - ESSKA Newsletter December 2011
  2. Sports specific posterior stabilisation and advanced rehabilitation in rugby - ESSKA Newsletter December 2011
  3. Posterior Shoulder Instability in Golf - ESSKA Newsletter December 2011
  4. Shoulder Pain (Impingement)- Didsbury Magazine 2010
  5. Shoulder Clicks & Clunks- Didsbury Magazine 2009
  6. Using Technology to help Train Surgeons of the Future - Funk - in Health Global Marketing 2009
  7. Blood Spinning - Sky Sports News Television - 9 March 2009
  8. Shark Bait - Live Cheshire - February 2009
  9. Upper Limb Skiing Injuries - BMI Newsletter 2008
  10. Dave Molyneux TT Article 2007
  11. Hospitals can help in growing your Practice - Independent Practitioner - September 2008
  12. Interview With Mr Lennard Funk, Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic - Orthopaedic Product News , March 2007
  13. Accelerating Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries with Ultrasound-Based Approaches Orthopaedic Product News . January 2007
  14. Q&A Featured Article Interview - Winning Edge Fitness Newsletter No. 32, January 2007.
  15. Company Profile - Sonosite. Orthopaedic Product News . Nov/Dec 2006
  16. One stop shoulder clinic. Synergy Magazine. November 2006
  17. Two anaesthetics, a vaporiser, a drill and water wings - what it took it fix my shoulder. Daily Mail Newspaper - 1st February 2005
  18. Intraarticular hyaluronan reduces postop pain. Family Practice News - May 1, 2005
  19. Pioneering surgeons tackle sports injuries. Bolton Evening News, Tuesday 17th Aug 2004.
  20. Bluespier case study. Orthopaedic Product News, 2006
  21. Ostenil - Jab of Horse Bacteria eases agony of arthritis. Daily Mail - 20 June 2005

Educational Booklets

  1. Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Handbook - L Funk, K Roney, N Kelly - ISBN: 978-0-9561396-3-4
  2. Shoulder Exercise Book - L Funk, K Tatlow, C Leftley, J Gibson -
  3. Shoulder Ultrasound Book- L Funk, J Brown, T Bunker, J Leddy, J Harris - ISBN: 978-0-9561396-1-0
  4. Orthopaedic Clinical Examination Book- A Gupta & L Funk - ISBN 978-0-9561396-2-7
  5. JG Bradley, GS Radcliffe, L Funk  - Primary Total Hip Replacement via an Antero-Lateral Approach - Training Brochure for visiting Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Research Dissertation

Development of a Physiological Mechanical model of the Tibia for testing Intramedullary Fixation Devices - towards MSc Orthopaedic Engineering, 1997.

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