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YAN, Chun-Hoi 忻振凱


Clinical Associate Professor, Honorary Consultant

Chief, Division of Joint Replacement Surgery



Dr. Chun-Hoi Yan is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Joint Replacement Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. He is specialized in managing arthritic conditions and joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Yan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong in 2001, and became a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2008. He is currently the Chief of Division of Joint Replacement Surgery in Queen Mary Hospital and HKU Shenzhen Hospital. He is also the Director of Joint Replacement Centre in Gleneagles Hong Kong Hospital.

Dr. Yan’s current research work is on joint diseases. His research interests include clinical outcome measures in joint replacement surgery, epidemiology and genetics of osteoarthritis, cartilage degeneration and regeneration. Dr. Yan is also very active in educating medical students and young orthopaedic surgeons. He is in charge of the undergraduate education in orthopaedic surgery in the University of Hong Kong. He is also the director of resident training in Hong Kong West Cluster.


Clinical and research interests

  • Joint replacement surgery of the knees, hips, elbows and shoulders
  • Osteoarthritis – from basic to clinical
  • Management of arthritic conditions


Significant Publications (*as corresponding author)


  • Team Approach: The Management of Infection After Total Knee Replacement. Yan CH, Arciola CR, Soriano A, Levin LS, Bauer TW, Parvizi J. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews. 2018 Apr;6(4):e9

  • Polyethylene insert exchange is crucial in debridement for acute periprosthetic infections following total knee arthroplasty. Zhang CF, Yan CH*, Chan PK, Ng FY, Chiu KY. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2017 Jan;30(1):36-41

  • Comparison between patient specific instruments, conventional instruments and computer navigation in total knee arthroplasty – a randomized controlled trial. Yan CH*, Chiu KY, Ng FY, Chan PK, CX Fang. Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology & Arthroscopy. 2015 Dec;23(12):3637-45

  • Efficacy and safety of Hylan G-F 20 injection in treatment of knee osteoarthritis in Chinese patients: results of a prospective, multicenter, longitudinal study. Yan CH*, Chan WL, Yuen WH, Yung PSH, Ip KY, Fan JCH, KY Chiu. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2015 Aug;21(4):327-32



  • Ten- to sixteen-year follow-up of highly cross-linked polyethylene in total hip arthroplasty: What factors affect wear? Cheung A, Yan CH*, Fu H, Cheung MH, Chan PK, Chiu KY. Journal of Arthroplasty2019 (epub ahead)
  • Risk factors for falls in patients with total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lo CWT, Tsang WWN, Yan CH, Lord SR, Hill KD, Wong AYL.Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. Apr 2019
  • Prevalence of femoroacetabular impingement “at-risk” radiographic parameters in young asymptomatic chinese and caucasian subjects. Van Houcke J, Yau WP, Yan CH, Huysse W, Dechamps H, Lau WH, Wong CS, Pattyn C, Audenaert EA. Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery Am.2015 Feb;97(4):310-7
  • Revision total hip arthroplasty with femoral impaction bone grafting. Yan CH*, Chiu KY, Ng TP, Ng FY. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery2010 Dec, 18(3): 303-8


Osteoarthritis Basic Science

  • Knocking out or pharmaceutical inhibition of fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) alleviates osteoarthritis induced by high-fat diet in mice. Zhang C, Chiu KY, Chan BPM, Li T, Wen C, Xu A, Yan CH*. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Jun;26(6):824-833
  • FABP4 as a biomarker for knee osteoarthritis. Zhang C, Li T, Chiu KY, Wen C, Xu A, Yan CH*. Biomarkers in Medicine. 2018 Feb;12(2):107-118
  • Distal femur rotation relates to joint obliquity in ACL-deficient Chinese. Yau WP, Chiu KY, Fok AWM, Yan CH, Ng FY. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research2013; 471:1458-1464
  • Bone loss at subchondral plate in knee oesteoarthritis patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Wen C, Chen Y, Tang HL, Yan CH, Lu WW, Chiu KY. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage2013 Nov; 21(11):1716-23




  • Gold medal, International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced skills 2017
  • The Knee Society John N. Insall Traveling Fellowship 2016
  • David Fang trophy for the best paper on adult joint reconstruction, Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2017
  • Orthopaedic Basic Science Award, Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2011 & 2015
  • Arthur Yau Award for best clinical paper, 34thHong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2014
  • First Prize for the best clinical paper presentation in arthroplasty, the Chinese Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2013
  • The SICOT/CCJR Meeting Award for best clinical paper presentation, the Combined 33rd SICOT & 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference. Nov 2012
  • AR Hodgson Award for best clinical paper, 32nd Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress 2012


Society Affiliation

Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association

  • Honorary secretary 2016 – 2018
  • President, Adult Joint Reconstruction Chapter 2016 – 2018
  • Council member 2014 – 2020

Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Deputy censor 2018 – 2020
  • Council member 2016 – 2018

Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association

  • Chairman, Finance Committee 2016 – 2020
  • Chief national delegate 2014 – 2016

American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons

  • Member, International Committee 2017 – 2020


Journal Editorial Board

  • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Knee Surgery & Related Research
  • Annals of Joint



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