Mr Sunil Garg

Mr Sunil Garg

Mr Sunil Garg

MBBS(Hons) MRCS MS(Orth), DNB(Orth) MCh(Orth), DipOrth FRCS(Tr & Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Spire Norwich Hospital


Personal Website
Spire Norwich Contact: 01603 255614 / 01603 255574
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Professional Profile
Mr Garg is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in management of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand disorders. He currently serves as a Consultant in Upper Limb Unit of James Paget University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom.

Mr Garg has extensive experience in state-of-the-art Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgery. He completed his Orthopaedic Training from London and South-East England working in prestigious hospitals like Kings College Hospital London and Guys & Thomas’ Hospital London. Following his registrar training Mr Garg completed fellowships in Shoulder and Elbow surgery from renowned Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit and Southampton University Hospital Upper Limb Unit. He also completed a visiting fellowship at Upper Limb Unit in world famous Cleveland Clinic, USA. Mr Garg was awarded 14 Gold medals for his distinguished achievement in undergraduate medical school training. He has published and presented widely in Orthopaedics and Trauma, currently he is  active in research on Shoulder, Elbow and Hand disorders. He is a member of British Elbow and Shoulder Society, British Orthopaedic Association, British Trauma Society and International Medical Association. He is married to a Consultant Anaesthetist and has two children.

Conditions Regularly Treated

Special Interest Services

Key Hole Surgery

Arthroscopic decompression of Shoulder
Shoulder pain is often due to rotator cuff impingement where the tendon (rotator cuff) is “pinched” by excess bone and decompression aims to remove the excess bone to decompress the tendon.

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
The rotator cuff tendon may be torn and can be repaired by “keyhole” surgery. Occasionally if the tendon tear is large the repair may be done using a mini-open incision with augmentation by tendon graft if required.

Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation
Recurrent dislocation or instability of the shoulder may require repair of the torn labrum (capsule/ligaments). This again is normally done arthroscopically. Occasionally if there is too much bone loss or the tissue too weak an open stabilisation may be required.

Elbow Arthroscopy
Some cases of chronic elbow pain may diagnostic assessment of the elbow which can be done through key hole, if necessary therapeutic interventions like removal of loose body, joint debridement, release of stiffness can also be performed.

Wrist Arthroscopy
Injury to the TFCC, cartilage inside the wrist joint and other carpal joints can be assessed better by wrist arthroscopy. Debridement repair of traumatic and degenerative conditions conditions can be simultaneously performed.


Shoulder replacement
If shoulder pain due to arthritis does not respond to physiotherapy or local injections, then a shoulder replacement can be undertaken. Nowadays a surface replacement is undertaken to minimise bone loss and speed recovery. Occasionally a total shoulder replacement or reverse prosthesis are required.

Elbow Arthroplasty
Introduction of newer drugs have dramatically controlled the severity of Rheumatoid elbows however some elbows still remain very painful and require replacement surgery. This is mainly a pain relieving procedure with a limited functional outcome.

Hand & Wrist Arthroplasty
Small joints of Hand and base of thumb are common sites of arthritis which may require joint replacement or excision arthroplasty after failure of conservative treatment. Pain relief from this treatment is usually satisfactory.