Orthopaedics and Traumatology
MB ChB (CUHK)
FHKCOS FHKAM (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Dr Sally Cheng is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in hand, wrist, elbow & microvascular surgery.
She has extensive experience in the hand, including common hand conditions such as Dupuytren’s contracture; compressive neuropathy; hand injuries (in particular nerve and tendon repair and reconstruction); congenital deformities of the hand; and wrist arthroscopy.
Her skill in microvascular surgical techniques to suture tiny blood vessels for free flaps (moving a piece of tissue from one part of the body to another) has led to her performing many foot operations for ulcerations caused by diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, and correction of associated foot deformities.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree, with honours, in Medical Science in 1997 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the same university in 2000. She completed her orthopaedic fellowship training in 2007, earning the prestigious gold medal award in the orthopaedic fellowship examination of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Since graduation, Dr Cheng has served with distinction at the Prince of Wales Hospital, the teaching hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is the honorary clinical associate professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the honorary clinical supervisor for the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians. She received multiple nominations for the Hospital Authority Most Appreciated Staff Award, earning the second prize in 2014 and third in 2016.
One of the contributions of Dr Cheng in Hospital Authority was the establishment of Hand Ambulatory Rehabilitation Program (HARP) clinic in Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in 2010. Supported by a sophisticated Pre-Operative Anaesthetic Clinic (POAC) service, most of the hand cases can be discharged on the same day of admission.
Not only is she a skilled orthopaedic surgeon, but Dr Cheng is also keenly aware of issues of medical ethics and morality. She is also sensitive to other aspects of patients’ well being, and each’s differing quest for the meaning of life.
Outside work, Dr Cheng is keen on snowboarding, sailing and scuba diving.
Dr Cheng is currently based in Hong Kong, and she is also a visiting consultant at Shanghai United Family Hospital.