FOK, Woon Man Margaret

FRCSEd (Ortho), FHKAM (Orthopaedic Surgery), FHKCOS, MBChB (Otago)


Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

Division of General Orthopaedics and Oncology & Division of Rehabilitation

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Dr. Margaret Fok is currently a consultant of the Division of General Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital. She is also an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of The University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Margaret Fok had her undergraduate medical training in University of Otago, New Zealand. After her graduation in 2000, she came back to Hong Kong and embarked into her orthopaedic career in Queen Mary Hospital. During her training, she had the opportunities to work with esteemed hand and wrist surgeons including Professor SP chow, Dr Boris Fung and Dr PC Ho. As a result, she has developed special interests in hand and wrist surgeries and microsurgeries. Upon the completion of her orthopaedic specialist training, she seek further training in these areas by taking overseas fellowships, to work under

  1. Professor Diego Fernandez, Bern, Switzerland for the management of complex wrist problems
  2. Professor Fu-Chen Wei for soft tissue coverage in limbs
  3. Professor David Chuong for nerve reconstruction in brachial plexus injuries
  4. Professor Yuen- Kuen Tu for the management of complex hand conditions and brachial plexus injuries

Recently she has extended her interest into soft tissue injuries of the elbows and has learned from some of the elbow masters, including Dr Shawn O Driscal, Mayo clinic, Rochester, USA, Professor Roger Van Riet, Antwerp, Belgium,  Professor Greg Bain, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and Professor In-Ho Jeon, Asan Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea.  She is also leading the musculoskeletal infection multidisciplinary team within the Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital.

Dr. Margaret Fok is active in the international academic world. She has been an invited speaker in many international symposium, including International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), and European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery (EFSM). She currently holds positions in many international as well as regional and local orthopaedic societies:

  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)
    • Members At Large, Executive Committee
    • Scientific Programme Chair
    • Chairman, Research Awards Committee
  • International Societies of Arthroscopy, Knees Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
    • Godmother
    • Deputy Chair, Education Committee
    • Deputy Chair, Young Professional Task Force
    • Member,  Gender Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
    • Member, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Committee
    • Member, Programme Committee
  • American Society for Surgeries of the Hand (ASSH),
    • Member, International  Visiting Professor Committee
    • Member, International Guest Hand Society Committee
    • Member, Hand-e Editorial Board
  • Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA)
    • Honorary Treasurer, Hand and Upper Limb Society
  • Asia Pacific Wrist Association (APWA)
    • Member, Education Committee
    • Member, IT committee
  • The Hong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand (HKSSH)
    • Honorary Treasurer

She has published book chapters and articles on hand, wrist and compressive neuropathies in esteemed orthopaedic journals. She is a reviewer in many indexed journals and is the section editor of Hand and wrist in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as a deputy editor for Journal of Wrist Surgery.

Dr. Margaret Fok enjoys teaching. Beside teaching the undergraduate medical students of the University of Hong Kong, she is an instructor in many international and regional wrist arthroscopic workshops, including Strasbourg, Singapore and CHina and AO courses. She set up the Anatomy of Basic Science courses of the FRCSEd(Ortho)/FHKCOS exit exam, of which it is considered  as one of the “must-attended” course prior to the fellowship exam and has been the convener of that course for the past 12 years.

Being the 10th female orthopaedic specialist in Hong Kong, Dr Margaret Fok is committed in promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in the Orthopaedic Field. She is the Asia Pacific Representative in International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance (IODA) and has been given talks on diversity, inclusion and equality in numerous international symposium

Clinical and research interests

  • Wrist degenerative and traumatic pathology
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Hand fractures
  • Microsurgery – soft tissue reconstruction
  • Elbow degenerative pathology and elbow arthroscopy
  • Complex musculoskeletal infection
  • Brachial plexus injury and Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Negative pressure treatment in hand injuries
  • Rotational deformity of the finger
  • Rheumatoid hand surgery
  • Arthroplasty in the hand and wrist
  • Congenital hand abnormalities
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Representative publications

  • Endoscopic cubital tunnel release – Review of the literature
  • The medium term outcomes of an all arthroscopic triangular fibrocartilage complex foveal reconstruction using tendon graft.
  • Endoscopic cubital tunnel release – State of the art.
  • A Study of Radiological wrist anatomy in a southern Chinese population.
  • Patient expectations predict outcomes following distal radius fracture: a prospective cohort study using the TERTOM questionnaire.
  • Diversity in orthopaedics and traumatology: a global perspective.
  • Chronic scapholunate instability treated with temporary screw fixation.
  • Current management of hand enchondroma: a review
  • Less invasive distal radius osteotomy for extra-articular dorsally displaced mal-united fractures
  • A new building block: costo-osteochondral graft for intra-articular incongruity after distal radius fractures
  • Volar Plate Fixation of Intra-articular distal radius fractures: a retrospective study. New Technologies in Hand Fracture Management
  • Ten year results using a dynamic treatment for proximal phalangeal fractures of the hands
  • The Beauty of stability: distal radioulnar joint stability in arthroscopic triangular fibrocartilage complex repair
  • Autologous osteochondral graft for treatment of traumatic defect of finger joints
  • The versatile reverse flow sural artery neurocutaneous flap: a case series and review of literature
  • Osteoporosis: public awareness, commitment and perspectivesMWM Fok, HB Leung; Unresolved lytic lesions following parathyroidectomy in a patient with chronic renal failure
  • Evaluation of a Hong Kong Chinese version of a self administered questionnaire for assessing symptom severity and function status of carpal tunnel syndrome, cross-cultural adaptation and reliability