​Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong—Hong Kong

​Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
5/F, Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital,
102 Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong 

Website:  www.ortho.hku.hk/services/spine-surgery

Tel: +852 22554254
Fax: +852 28174392
Email: ortho1@hkucc.hku.hk

Spine team
Spine center director

Kenneth MC Cheung
Team members ​Yat Wa Wong
Keith Luk
Wai Yuen Cheung
Kenny Kwan
Jason Cheung
Paul Koljonen

​Center description

The spine center at the University of Hong Kong consists of services at the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) and the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital (DKCH). QMH is an acute teaching hospital and receives all patients with acute spinal conditions including trauma, degenerative and tumour. It is a quaternary referral center for the whole of Hong Kong and is supported by medical specialties across all disciplines. DKCH is an elective hospital taking care of both paediatric and adult spinal conditions including deformity, degenerative and inflammatory conditions.

​Most frequent pathologies

Scoliosis (paediatric and adult), degenerative (cervical and lumbar), tumour (primary and metastatic)

Most frequent surgical procedures

Scoliosis correction (ASF, PSF), cervical (laminoplasty, ASF, C1/2 fixation), lumbar (decompression, instrumented fusion, adult deformity correction)
​Number of cases
Number of cases per year:
Number of instrumented cases per year:

Total estimated number of procedures:

• Cervical deformity
• Cervical trauma
• Cervical tumor    
• Rheumatoid cervical spine
• Chronic pain
• Degenerative cervical spine
• Degenerative lumbar spine  
• Thoracic & lumbar trauma
• Thoracic, lumbar and sacral tumor
• Thoracolumbar deformity

Other techniques performed:
• Growing rods

​350 - 450
300 - 400

1 - 5 per month
1 - 5 per month
1 - 2 per month
1 - 5 per month
10 - 20 per month
10 - 20 per month
10 - 20 per month
1 - 5 per month
1 - 5 per month
10 - 20 per month

1 - 2 per month

​Types of fellowships

  • National fellowship
  • Regional and international fellowship
  • Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 6 months)
  • Long-term fellowships (6 to 12 months)
  • Fellow can scrub-in as surgeon (for long-term fellows who have applied for temporary registration through Hong Kong Medical Council)
  • Fellow can scrub-in as assistant
Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 4 - 8