IP, Wing-Yuk Josephine 葉永玉


European Diploma of Hand Surgery

Clinical Associate Professor

Honorary Consultant


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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2966-2588

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Clinical interests

  • Paralytic upper limb reconstruction in cerebral palsy, peripheral nerve injury, tetraplegia
  • Hand fracture management
  • Minimal invasive surgery for hand and upper limb conditions especially nerve entrapments
  • Inflammatory joint disease and small joint replacement


Research interests

  • Biomechanical study of hand function device
  • Bone tissue engineering
  • Nerve Conduit fabrication
  • Small joint prosthesis


Significant Publications

  • Tran R, WM Choy, H Cao, I Qattan, JC Chiao, WY Ip, KWK Yeung, J Yang Fabrication and Characterization of biomimetic multichanneled crosslined-urethance-doped polyester tissue engineering nerve guides. Journal of Biomedical Material Research. 2013 (In Press)
  • Cheung JP, Fung B, WY Ip Peak Load Resistance of the JuggerKnotTM Soft Anchor Technique Compared with Other Common Fixation Techniques for Large Mallet Finger Fractures. 2013. Hand Surgery. 18:381-388
  • Cheung JP, Fung B, Ip WY, Chow SP. Mycobacterium marinum infection of the hand and wrist. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2012 Aug; 20(2) : 214-8
  • Omoruyi OJ, Ip WY, To KK. Hand infection due to Mycobacterium neoarum . J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Jul;37 (6) 574-5.
  • Omoruyi OJ, Ip WY, Fung BK. Metachronous Mycobacterium terrae complex tenosynovitis of the hand. J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2012 Jul; 37(6) : 573-4.
  • Ahmed SK, Cheung JP, Fung BK, Ip WY. Long term results of matched hemiresection interposition arthroplasty for DRUJ arthritis in rheumatoid patients. Hand Surg. 2011;16(2) : 119-25.
  • Cheung JP, Fung BK, Ip WY. Mycobacterium marinum infection of the deep structures of the hand and wrist. 25 years of experience. Hand Surg. 2010;15(3) : 211-6.
  • Yuen CK, Ip WY. Theoretical risk assessment of magnesium alloys as degrable biomedical implants. Acta Biomater. 2010 May; 6(5): 1808-12.
  • Lee EY, Ip WY. Necrotizing fascitis of the extremity caused by Haemophilus influenzae serotype B in a healthy adult. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May; 468(5) : 1436-9.
  • Ahmed SK, Fung BK, Ip WY, Fok M, Chow SP. The versatile reverse flow sural artery neuroocutaneous flap : a case series and review of literature . J Orthop Surg Res. 2008 Apr 18; 3:15.
  • Garg R, Fung B, SP Chow, WY Ip Surgical Management of Radial Head Dislocation in Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy- a 5 year Follow up. J Hand Surgery. 2007. 32:725-726
  • Chow SP, Lam KW, Gibson I, Ngan AH, Lu W, Ip WY, Chiu KY. A novel artificial prosthetic replacement for the proximal interphalangeal joint of hand-from concept to prototype. Hand Surg. 2005: 10 (2-3): 159-68.



  • Expert in medical reports for medico-legal cases.
  • President of Hong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Founding president of Hong Kong Society of Diabetics Limb Care
  • Director of Hong Kong Medical Association
  • Member of Hong Kong Medical Council