Message from Co-Chairmen

Dear Colleagues and friends,

It is our great honour to welcome you to the 37th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association.

The main theme this year is ‘Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery’. As we all know, minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery becomes more and more commonly adopted in our current orthopaedic practice resulting from the recent advances in our surgical techniques and instruments. It has a significant positive impact on the management in a diversity of orthopaedic diseases. As a result, patients can now benefit from a decrease in the morbidity and achieve better postoperative outcomes and patients’ satisfaction while achieving a good safety track record in certain conditions in orthopaedics.

Our Annual Congress provides us great opportunities to update our knowledge, explore new interests and broaden our horizons. The Congress will focus on Foot and Ankle, Sports Medicine, Spine and Trauma. It’s our great honour to have a lot of world-renowned experts to be our faculty speakers to give us lectures and share their valuable experience. Besides the plenary sessions, we have free paper sessions, award paper sessions, concurrent sessions and poster presentations.

We have to express my deepest appreciations to the diligent work of the members of the Organising Committee, the support by the Council of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association and the enthusiastic contribution by the speakers and the adjudicators. Furthermore, we have to thank the sponsors for their unfailing support.

Finally, we thank all of you for your active participation and hope you will find this congress enjoyable, stimulating and educational.

Dr. Kwai-ming SIU & Dr. Yau-bun WONG
Co-Chairmen, Organizing Committee 37th HKOA Annual Congress