Division of Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery

Research and Publications

Basic Science Research

  • Role of Strontium in interfacial tissue engineering in tendon healing and ligament reconstruction
  • Biomechanical study of a new arthroscopic knot – “HK-knot”
  • Feature based 2D-3D registration and 3D reconstruction via statistical inference for image-guided interventions


Clinical Research

  • Development of new surgical technique for knee and shoulder surgery
  • Combined Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and anterior-lateral ligament reconstruction
  • Osteometry of Chinese and its impact in orthopaedic disease and intervention
  • Computer navigation orthopaedic surgery



Management of traumatic patellar dislocation in a regional hospital in Hong Kong.
HL Lee and WP Yau.
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2017, 23(2): 122-8.
DOI: 10.12809/hkmj164872


Simultaneous pose estimation and patient-specific reconstruction from single image using maximum penalized likelihood estimation (MPLE)
Kang X, Yau WP and Taylor RH.

Pattern Recognition, 2016; 57:61-69.
DOI: 10.1016/j.patcog.2016.03.025


Prevalence of Radiographic Parameters Predisposing to Femoracetabular Impingement in Young Asymptomatic Chinese and White Subjects.
JV Houcke, WP Yau, CH Yan, W Huysse, WH Lau, CS Wong, C Pattyn and EA Audenaert.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am, 2015, 97A:310-7.
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01538


Strontium exerts dual effects on calcium phosphate cement: accelerating the degradation and enhancing the osteoconductivity both in vitro and in vivo.
GM Kuang, WP Yau, J Wu, et al.
Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 2015, 103(5): 1613-21
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.35298


Anterior cruciate ligament tear in Hong Kong Chinese patients.
AWM Fok and WP Yau.
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2015, 21(2):131-5.
DOI: 10.12809/hkmj134124


Local application of Strontium in a Calcium Phosphate Cement System Accelerates Healing in Soft Tissue Tendon Graft in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – a Rabbit Experiment.
GM Kuang and WP Yau.
American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2014, 42(12): 2996-3001
DOI: 10.1177/0363546514549536


Femoral Radiographic Landmarks for Popliteus Tendon Reconstruction and Repair – A New Method of Reference.
AWM Fok, GM Kuang and WP Yau.
American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2014, 42(2):394-398.
DOI: 10.1177/0363546513510388


Associations between Isolated bundle tear of Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Time from Injury to Surgery, and Clinical Tests.
AWM Fok and WP Yau.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014, 22(2):209-13.
DOI: 10.1177/230949901402200219


Robustness and accuracy of feature-based single image 2D-3D registration without correspondences for image-guided intervention
X Kang, M Armand, Y OTake, WP Yau, PYS Cheung, Y Hu and RH Taylor.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2014, 61(1):149-161
DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2013.2278619


Use of a Strontium-enriched Calcium Phosphate Cement in Accelerating the Healing of Soft Tissue Tendon Graft Within the Bone Tunnel in a Rabbit Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Model. 
GM Kuang, WP Yau, WW Lu and KY Chiu.
Bone and Joint Journal, 2013, 95B(7):923-8.
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B7.30748


Tunnel Positions in Transportal Versus Transtibial Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Case-Control Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.
WP Yau, AWM Fok and DKH Yee.
Arthroscopy, 2013, 29(6):1047-1052.
DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.02.010


Distal femur rotation relates to joint obliquity in ACL deficient Chinese.
WP Yau, KY Chiu, AWM Fok, CH Yan and FY Ng.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2013, 471:1458-1464.
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-012-2698-4


Delay in ACL reconstruction is associated with more severe and painful meniscal and chondral injuries.
August WM Fok and WP Yau.
Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, 2013; 21:928-933.
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-012-2027-1


Early Results of all-inside meniscal repairs using a pre-loaded suture anchor.  AWM Fok and WP Yau.
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2013, 19(2):124-8.
EID: 2-s2.0-84876034455


An effective approach by a chelate reaction in optimizing the setting process of strontium-incorporated calcium phosphate bone cement.
GM Kuang, WP Yau, WM Lam, Jun Wu, KY Chiu, WW Lu and H Pan.
Journal of Biomedical Materials
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.32511


Osteointegration of soft tissue grafts within the bone tunnels in Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction can be enhanced.
GM Kuang, WP Yau and W Lu. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2010, 18:1038-1051.
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-009-0910-1


Osteoconductive bone cement enhances tendon-bone healing in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
GM Kuang, WP Yau, FL Lim, KY Chiu and WW Lu.  Orthopaedic Journal of China, 18 (16):1349-1353, August 2010.


A simple device in shoulder arthroscopy: the suture assistant. 
Yip DK, Wong JW
Arthroscopy. 2005 Sep;21(9):1151


The peashooter device: an invaluable tool for bone grafting during revision anterior cruciate ligament surgery
Wong JW, Yip DK.
Arthroscopy. 2005 Aug;21(8):1010.


How to use cuff suture instruments: the concept of “concave in and concave out”
Yip DK, Wong JW, Kong JK
Arthroscopy. 2004 Jul;20 Suppl 2:100-2


Half-stained thread in shoulder arthroscopy: an improved method of suture management
Kong KF, Wong JW, Chien P, Yip DK.
Arthroscopy. 2004 Apr;20(4):442-3.


Peroneal padding: an alternative to a peroneal post in hip arthroscopy
Kong KF, Chien P, Wong JW, Yip DK
Arthroscopy. 2003 Nov;19(9):1027-9


A broken sewing needle in the knee of a 4-year-old child: is it really inside the knee?
Yeung Y, Wong JK, Yip DK, Kong JK
Arthroscopy. 2003 Oct;19(8):E18-20


The mini vent technique: a simple method to facilitate accurate secondary portal placement in shoulder arthroscopy
Yip DK, Kong JK, Wong JW
Arthroscopy. 2003 Oct;19(8):E12-3


Arthroscopic surgery in the posterior compartment of the knee: Suture fixation of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament avulsion
Yip DK, Wong JW, Chien EP
Arthroscopy. 2003 Mar;19(3):23E


How to overcome severed sutures of the tibial bone peg in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Yip DK, Wong JW, Chien EP
Arthroscopy. 2002 Mar;18(3):E12


Arthroscopic treatment of patellar symptoms in posterior stabilized total knee replacement.
JWK Wong, PWP Yau, PKY Chiu
International Orthopaedics, 2002; 26:250-252
DOI: 10.1007/s00264-002-0347-3


Is MRI necessary for diagnosing acute ACL injury?
Wong WK
Hong Kong Journal of Sports Medicine, 1999; 8:1-5