CHAN, Ping-Keung Lewis 陳秉強

MBBS, FRCSEd(Orth), FHKCOS, FHKAM (Orthopaedic Surgery)

MFM (Clin) Monash, DFM (Monash), DCH (Ireland), Dip Med (CUHK)

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong

Co-director, Joint Replacement Centre, Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong

Honorary Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital

Training Director, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Immediate Past President, Adult Joint Reconstruction Chapter, The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association

President, Asia Pacific Hip Society, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1969-0895

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Dr Chan is a highly experienced joint replacement surgeon, and he is now working as the Co-Director in the Joint Replacement Centre in the Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong. He is well-known for his expertise in managing arthritic conditions and joint replacement surgeries.

Apart from primary joint replacement surgery, Dr Chan is also keen on complex and revision joint replacement surgeries. He had overseas training in distinguished joint replacement centres in Europe & Australia and acquired surgical skills and techniques. He is experienced in managing difficult and challenging cases referred from other hospitals. He has been elected as the President of the Adult Joint Reconstruction Chapter in the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (HKOA) in 2021, and he was also invited to join AO Recon, an international body for providing education in arthroplasty globally since 2018, as Faculty Member. He completed overseas training, and he is experienced in robotic-arm assisted arthroplasty surgery, which was shown to improve surgical accuracy and patient-reported outcomes.

Dr Chan is also well-known in the areas of non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis and ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery). He led the multi-disciplinary team, consisting of anaesthesiologist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses, in overseas training in world-renowned osteoarthritic and fast-track joint replacement centres in Europe in 2015. After the training, an evidenced-based non-surgical management programme of knee osteoarthritis, and a fast-track joint replacement programme were commenced in the MacLehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre and the Queen Mary Hospital respectively with success, and their team is the pioneer in setting up these clinical services in Hong Kong. Being an active member of ERAS Society and OARSI (Osteoarthritis Research Society International), Dr Chan and his team are also active in promulgating these concepts in Hong Kong and other countries. With their promulgation through invited talks and workshops, various hospitals have begun to run similar programmes.

Dr Chan is also an active clinician-researcher. He got important research awards, including Dr David Fang Trophy (2019, 2021) for the Best Paper in Adult Joint Reconstruction, and the Best Oral Presentation Awards in the Anniversary Congress of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2018), Hospital Authority Convention (2018), and the HKOA Annual Congress (2013, 2015, 2021). He published more than 30 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Arthroplasty (IF: 3.709), and Nature Reviews Rheumatology (IF :16.625). He has secured research grants and donations in the development of osteoarthritis-related clinical services and research.

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Primary joint replacement surgery of the knees, hips, elbows and shoulders
  • Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Revision joint replacement surgery
  • Fast-track arthroplasty & Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in joint replacement surgery : enhancing patient’s functional recovery after surgery
  • Patient blood management (PBM) : minimizing transfusion in joint replacement surgery
  • Non-surgical multi-disciplinary management in osteoarthritis


  • AR Hodgson Award for Best Clinical Paper (2023) for the Best Paper Presented in the Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
    Project: Role of PRP in osteoarthritis of knee: A placebo-controlled randomized controlled trial
  • Arthur Yau Award for Best Clinical Paper & Dr David Fang Trophy for the Best Paper on Adult Joint Reconstruction Presented in Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (2021)
    Project: Alarming High Incidence of Hypovitaminosis D in Patients Undergoing Joint Replacement Surgery –Risk Factor Analysis in a Multivariable Logistic Regression Model
  • Hong Kong West Cluster Outstanding Staff, Hospital Authority (2020)
  • Dr David Fang Trophy for the Best Paper on Adult Joint Reconstruction Presented in Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association (2019)
    Project: Combined Periarticular and Intravenous Steroid Injection Reduce Early Postoperative Pain after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Double-Blinded Placebo-Controlled Randomised Controlled Trial
  • Chief Team Leader, Hong Kong West Cluster Outstanding Team Award, Hospital Authority (2018)
    Team: Comprehensive Osteoarthritis Management Team “Transforming Pain into Happiness in Patients with Osteoarthritis”
  • The Best Oral Presentation Award in Clinical Safety and Quality Service, 2018 Hospital Authority Convention (2018)
    Project: Working Towards Transfusion-Free Total Knee Replacement Surgery through Patient Blood Management Programme
  • The Best Oral Presentation Award, the 25th Anniversary Congress of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (2018)
    Research: Systemic Dexamethasone Reduces Acute and Chronic Pain in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Prospective Double-blinded Randomised Controlled Study with 1-year Follow-up
  • Arthur Yau Award for Best Clinical Paper in the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 35th Annual Congress (2015)
    Project: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Intra-articular Injection of Tranexamic Acid Reduces Transfusion Rate in Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Asia Pacific Orthopedics Association (APOA) Young Ambassador Award (2014)
  • Arthur Yau Award for Best Clinical Paper in the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association 33rd Annual Congress (2013)
    Project: Comparison of Blood Transfusion Requirements Using Patient-specific Instrument Conventional Instrument, and Computer Navigation in Total Knee Arthroplasty


  • 2023 Health and Medical Research Fund (Ref:17181291) as Principal-investigator (HKD $1,430,410)
    Project: Therapeutic strategy targeting THY1+ fibroblasts mediated osteoclastogenesis and inflammation in early osteoarthritis based on progression at single-cell resolution
  • S K Yee Medical Foundation Donations and Grants (Project No 2211107) : Procurement of instrument and equipment for Implant removal surgery to improve patient safety (Approved Amount: $399,950
  • Enhanced New Staff Start-up Research Grant: The application of Next-Generation Sequencing in the Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection: HK$380,000
  • 2020 Health and Medical Research Fund (Ref:17181291) as Co-investigator (HKD $846,860)
    Project: Effectiveness of an interactive, multi-functional mobile app-based technology in endogenous healthcare for individuals with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis: a 12-month randomized controlled trial
  • Award of Donation of HKD 20.27 Million from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (HKJCCT) in 2017 for the establishment of an Integrated one-stop clinic with multi-disciplinary services at MacLehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre

Local & Regional Society Affiliation

The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association

  • Immediate Past President, Adult Joint Reconstruction Chapter (2023-present)
  • President, Adult Joint Reconstruction Chapter (2021-2022)

The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Clinical Lead (Adult Joint Reconstruction) in Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Subject Matter Expert in the Written Examination of HKCOS Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination
  • CME/CPD Committee Member
  • Education Committee Member

The Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society

  • National Leadership Representative

The Hong Kong Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis

  • Council Member

 International Society Affiliation

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

  • International Committee Members

The SICOT Hip Arthroplasty Subspecialty Committee

  • International Committee Members

Joint Effort Initiative : Implementing Successful International Osteoarthritis Management Programs (OAMPs)

  • International Steering Committee Member

Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)

  • International Members

The European Hip Society (EHS)

  • International Members

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

  • International Members

Selected Publications

  • Pain Relief After Total Knee Arthroplasty with Intravenous and Periarticular Corticosteroid: A Randomized Controlled Trial. P K Chan, T C W Chan, C Y H Mak, T H M Chan, S H W Chan, S S C Wong, H Fu, A Cheung, V W K Chan, M H Cheung, C W Cheung, K Y Chiu. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2023 Jun 21;105(12):924-932.
  • Feasible non-surgical options for management of knee osteoarthritis during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. JR Khoo, PK Chan, C Wen, LCM Lau, TKC Leung, MH Luk, VWK Chan, Amy Cheung, MH Cheung, Henry Fu, KY Chiu. Hong Kong Med J 30 (1), 56-61
  • Application of machine learning in the prevention of periprosthetic joint infection following total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review. Yuk Yee Chong, Ping Keung Chan, Vincent Wai Kwan Chan, Amy Cheung, Michelle Hilda Luk, Man Hong Cheung, Henry Fu, Kwong Yuen Chiu. Arthroplasty. 2023 Jun 14;5(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s42836-023-00195-2.
  • Prediction of Total Knee Arthroplasty Sizes with Demographics, including Hand and Foot Sizes. VWK Chan, PK Chan, H Fu, MH Cheung, A Cheung, TCM Tang, KY Chiu. The Journal of Knee Surgery. 2023
  • Metal-on-crosslinked polyethylene in total hip arthroplasty–an excellent combination at fifteen to twenty years of follow-up. A Cheung, PK Chan, H Fu, MH Cheung, VWK Chan, MH Luk, KY Chiu. International Orthopaedics 47 (10), 2547-2552
  • Long Cephalomedullary Nails Can Be a Cheap and Effective Interval Revision Prosthesis in Infected Hip Replacements That Require Proximal Femoral Replacement: A Small Case Series B Ramasamy, AS Hammat, R Nelson, SA Callary, PK Chan, LB Solomon. Arthroplasty Today 23, 101218
  • Long-term results of isolated liner exchange in total hip arthroplasty: Does liner fixation technique matter? WKT Liu, A Cheung, H Fu, MH Cheung, PK Chan, KY Chiu The Journal of Arthroplasty (2022)
  • Risk factors associated with surgical site infections following joint replacement surgery: a narrative review T Li, H Zhang, PK Chan, WC Fung, H Fu, KY Chiu Arthroplasty (2022) 4 (1), 1-8
  • Artificial intelligence in diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis and prediction of arthroplasty outcomes: a review. LS Lee, PK Chan, CY Wen, WC Fung, Amy Cheung, Vincent WK Chan, MH Cheung, Henry Fu1, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Arthroplasty (2022) 4 (1), 1-9
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis in total joint arthroplasty–the usual practice and variability among joint replacement surgeons in Hong Kong CH Tong, A Cheung, PK Chan, CH Yan, FY Ng, KY Chiu Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation (2022) 29 (1), 22104917221075825
  • Artificial intelligence reshapes current understanding and management of osteoarthritis: A narrative review HTV Yick, PK Chan, C Wen, WC Fung, CH Yan, KY Chiu Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation (2022) 29 (1), 22104917221082315
  • Effect of steroid in local infiltration analgesia in one-stage bilateral total knee arthroplasty: a paired-randomized controlled study VWK Chan, PK Chan, CH Yan, CH Henry, CW Chan, KY Chiu The Journal of Knee Surgery (2022) 35 (03), 317-322
  • A Randomized Controlled Study on the Use of Tourniquet in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty C Zhang, CH Yan, PK Chan, H Fu, KY Chiu The Journal of Knee Surgery (2022)
  • 3D Printing and Computer Navigation for Correction of Multiple Deformities in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report. PK Chan, Christian Fang, Evan Fang, Matthew Leung, CH Yan, KY Chiu. JBJS Case Connector 2021;11-2: 1-5
  • Use of a modular hip dual-mobility articulation in patients with high risk of dislocation: a relatively small-sized acetabulum in Asian patients may limit its use. PK Chan, SL Cheung, KH Lam, WC Fung, Vincent WK Chan, Amy Cheung, MH Cheung, H Fu, KY Chiu.Arthroplasty (2021) 3:7
  • A Machine Learning-Based Approach to decipher Multi-etiology of knee osteoarthritis onset and deterioration. LC Chan, HHT Li, PK Chan, C Wen. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open 3 (2021) 100135.
  • Core and adjunctive interventions for osteoarthritis: efficacy and models for implementation. J Bowden, David Hunter, L Deveza, V Duong, K Dziedzic, K Allen, PK Chan, J Eyles, Nature Reviews/Rheumatology 16. Aug 2020 434-447
  • Preoperative dexamethasone for pain relief after total knee arthroplasty. A randomised controlled trial. Timmy Chan, CW Cheung, Stanley Wong, Arthur Chung, Michael Irwin, PK Chan, Henry Fu, CH Yan, KY Chiu. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 2020; 37:1157–1167
  • Combination Effect of High-Dose Preoperative and Periarticular Steroid Injection in Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Randomized Controlled Study. Vincent WK Chan, PK Chan, Henry Fu, CW Chan, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Journal of Arthroplasty 36 (2021) 130-134
  • Blood transfusions in total knee arthroplasty: a retrospective analysis of a multimodal patient blood management programme.PK Chan, YY Hwang, Amy Cheung, CH Yan, Henry Fu, Timmy Chan, WC Fung, MH Cheung, Vincent WK Chan, KY Chiu. Hong Kong Med J 2020; 26:201–7
  • Universal haemoglobin A1c screening reveals high prevalence of dysglycaemia in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.Vincent WK Chan, PK Chan, YC Woo, Henry Fu, Amy Cheung, MH Cheung, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Hong Kong Med J 2020; 26:304–10
  • Preoperative optimization to prevent periprosthetic joint infection in at-risk patients. Vincent WK Chan, PK Chan, H Fu, MH Cheung, A Cheung, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 28(3) 1–8
  • How well do elderly patients do after total knee arthroplasty in the era of fast-track surgery? Amy Cheung, Henry Fu, MH Cheung, Vincent WK Chan, PK Chan, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Arthroplasty Asia (2020) 2:16
  • Ulnar Cortical Window for Removal of a Well-Fixed Ulnar Component in Total Elbow Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique and Case Report. PK Chan, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Tech Should Elb Surg 2020;21: 10–14
  • Imaging of knee osteoarthritis: A review of current evidence and clinical guidelines. LS Lee, PK Chan, WC Fung, Vincent WK Chan, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Musculoskeletal Care 2020;1-12
  • Priorities for the effective implementation of osteoarthritis management programs: an OARSI international consensus exercise. (Contribution as Joint Effort Initiative Members) Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019;27(9):1270-9.
  • Non-surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Kan HS, Chan PK, Chiu KY, Yan CH, et al. Hong Kong Med J. 2019;25(2):127-33.
  • Does barbed suture lower cost and improve outcome in total knee arthroplasty? A randomized controlled trial. VWK Chan, PK Chan, KY Chiu, CH Yan, FY Ng, Journal of Arthroplasty 32(5):1474-1477, May 2017
  • Polyethylene insert exchange is crucial in dedridement for acute peri-prosthetic infection following total knee arthroplasty CF Zhang, CH Yan, PK Chan, FY Ng, KY Chiu, Journal of Knee Surgery 30(1):36-41, January 2017
  • A review of the clinical approach to persistent pain following total hip replacement. YF Lam, PK Chan, Henry Fu, CH Yan, KY Chiu. Hong Kong Med J 2016;22:600–7
  • Fracture of Extensively Porous‑Coated Cylindrical Femoral Stem Following Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. CF Zhang, CH Yan, FY Ng, PK Chan, KY Chiu. Chin Med J 2016; 129:1374-6.
  • Why do Hong Kong patients need total hip arthroplasty? An Analysis of 512 hips from 198 to 2010. Vincent Chan, PK Chan, KY Chiu, CH Yan, FY Ng. Hong Kong Medical Journal Feb 2016
  • Comparison between patient specific instruments, conventional instruments and computer navigation in total knee arthroplasty – A randomized controlled trial. CH Yan, KY Chiu, FY Ng, PK Chan, C Fang Knee Surgery, Sports, Traumatology, Arthroscopy 23(12):3637-45, December 2015
  • Bony ankylosis of the knee secondary to heterotopic ossification after total knee arthroplasty: a case report. PK Chan, KY Chiu, FY Ng, CH Yan. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2014;22(3):434-6
  • Perioperative antithrombotic management in joint replacement surgeries. HL Lee, KY Chiu, KH Yiu, FY Ng, CH Yan, PK Chan. Hong Kong Medical Journal 2013 ; 19:531-8
  • Obturator Hernia presenting as hip pain to orthopaedic surgeon. Chan PK, Ng TP, Lam YL. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2012 ; 20(3):398-401
  • Breakage of the radiopaque wire from the medullary tube during closed antegrade intramedullary nailing for femoral shaft fracture. Chan PK, Chan KB, Lui TH, Ngai WK. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2012 ; 20(1):118-20
  • Bacille Calmette-Guérin osteomyelitis of the proximal femur. Chan PK, Ng BKW, Wong CY. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 16(3) : 299-300, 2010 June
  • Arthroscopic fibular sesamoidectomy in the management of the sesamoid osteomyelitis. Chan PK. Lui TH. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 14(7):664-7, 2006 Jul.