FOK, Woon Man Margaret

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

MBChB (Otago)

Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor

Division of General Orthopaedics and Oncology & Division of Rehabilitation



Dr. Margaret Fok is currently an associate consultant of the Division of General Orthopaedics and Traumatology, as well as the Division of Rehabilitation at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Queen Mary Hospital. She is also an Honorary Clinical Assistant 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 has 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 develops special interests in hand and wrist surgeries and microsurgeries. Upon the completion of her orthopaedic specialist training, she seeks further training in these areas by taking overseas fellowship, 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 and Professor Greg Bain, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

Dr. Margaret Fok is active in the international academic world. She has been an invited speaker in many international symposiums, 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 is also actively involved in many international hand societies:

  • a member of the International committee of the American Society for Surgeries of the Hand (ASSH),
  • a member of the International Wrist Investigator’s Workshop (IWIW),
  • a member of the Education and IT committee member of the Asia Pacific Wrist Association (APWA), and
  • a member of the Hand, wrist and Elbow committee of International Societies of Arthroscopy, Knees Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).

She has published book chapters and articles 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.

Dr. Margaret Fok enjoys teaching. Beside teaching the undergraduate medical students of the University of Hong Kong, she is an instructor in many wrist arthroscopic workshops and AO courses. She sets up the Anatomy of Basic Science courses of the FRCSEd(Ortho)/FHKCOS exit exam and has been the convener of the course for the past 9 years.


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


Representative publications

  • 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