Welcome to the Hong Kong Orthopaedic & Arthroscopy Centre

Orthopaedics is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. We invite you to navigate around the site and learn more about our clinic. We look forward to being of service to you and welcome any comments or feedback you may have regarding our site.

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Orthopaedic condition at a glance:

Hallux Valgus

Inversion Ankle Sprains

Our Location

Hong Kong Orthopaedic & Arthroscopy Centre
701-703, 7/F, Central Building
1 Pedder Street
Hong Kong

Telephone: (+852) 2537 9268

Adminstrative Matters Whatsapp: (+852) 60198693 Office Hours only
Emergency: 73239889 (pager)
FAX: (+852) 2537 9297
Email: shuiyin@HongKongOA.com

Our clinic is located in the heart of Central and is easily accessible by all means of transportation. The clinic is a 3 minute walk from the Central MTR station Exit G. There is a taxi stand right outside provides a convenient drop off and pick up location.Please refer to the map for more details.

Below are some photos to help assist you to our clinic, please click on them to enlarge.


Consulting Hours

Hong Kong Orthopeaedic & Arthroscopy Centre consulting sites are open Monday to Friday between 9:00am- 1;00pm, and 2:00pm-5:30pm, Saturday 9:00am -1pm (excluding public holidays). The exact times are occasionally subject to operational changes. Consultations are by appointment.

Urgent referrals / appointments

Should you need prompt attention, your GP will be able to arrange an urgent appointment simply by contacting our clinic 25379268 or  pager 73885608.

The Day of your Appointment

We understand that your time is important to you. We would like to keep an effecient appointment system so that you can plan your needs, and your day, better. Please help us to help you.

On your first visit to Hong Kong Orthopeaedics & Arthroscopy Centre, we ask you to arrive 10-15 minutes early so you have time to complete the necessary contact details and health information. If you have existing medical imaging studies that is relevent to your consultation, please bring along the complete set especially the CDROM data and allow ample time for staff to upload the digital images into our system for viewing by doctor during the consultation.

To ensure you understand any treatment or required surgery we encourage you to ask questions during your appointment with us. Should you be uncertain or have further questions, it would be advisable to make another appointment to see your doctor.

To ensure you understand any treatment or required surgery we encourage you to ask questions during your appointment with us. Should you be uncertain or have further questions, it would be advisable to make another appointment to see your doctor.

Our Team


Dr. Daniel K. H. Yip

Specialist in Orthopaedics & Traumatology
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, United Kingdom MBChB(UK)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh FRCS(Edin)
Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Surgeons FCSHK
Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons FHKOS
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics)
FRCSE(Orth), Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine FHKAM (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Dr Daniel Yip was formally a Clinical A/ Professor, Division of Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology of The University of Hong Kong.


On-site Nurse / Administrative Staff

Our dedicated staff play an important role in making sure your experience at our clinic is as comfortable and convenient as possible. Our clinic nurse or personal assistant manages the practice of the doctor including all correspondence, appointments and consulting. This means better communication, rapport and understanding of individual patient needs.

In addition, our staff provide invaluable support through a wide range of administrative services. Our staff will be happy to speak with you at any time regarding services, appointments and general enquiries.

Our nurse on-site, providing comprehensive nursing care, patient education, pre-operative assessment services and post operative care. Should you have any enquiries feel free to call us on (852) 2537 9268.


Our experienced physiotherapist offers a personalized, one-to-one hourly session with comprehensive evaluation & holistic treatment approach. By designing a progressive treatment plan based on your needs and goals, we focus on regaining normal function for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, after injury or orthopaedic surgery. Manual therapy is often incorporated to restore the mobility and regulate the body to rehab better. We tackle myofascial pain in musculoskeletal and sports condition with utilizing the east-meet-west approach. Following with personalized home exercise program to allow you to advance & stay active. We work closely with our clients as a team to deliver a more interactive treatment approach, using home DIY & self-care advice & exercise prescription according to different lifestyle & personal needs.

Our Services
Electrotherapy – These therapies are utilized to boost the body's natural reaction for relieving pain, facilitating blood flow and promote healing.

  • Ultrasound Therapy (US) 超聲波
  • Interferential Therapy (IFT) 干擾波電療
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulator (EMS) 肌肉電刺激

Cervical & Pelvic Traction therapy 牽引治療

Intermittent Cervical/Pelvic Traction is a therapy that stretches the spine in order to decompress lumbar or cervical discs and joints. This cyclical, painless stretching help reducing spinal stress and promotes blood flow. 

Acupuncture therapy & Dry needling 針灸治療

  • Acupuncture needles are used to target myofascial trigger points or acupoints in muscles and joints to treat the pain or discomfort associated with different conditions. 
  • Electroacupuncture is an enhanced treatment form. A mild electric current passes between two needles during treatment. It applies more stimulation to acupoints than needle twirling or other hand manipulation techniques an acupuncturist might use.

TCM cupping therapy 拔罐

  • Cupping is a form of alternative medicine in Traditional Chinese Medicine which a local suction is created on the skin with the application of heated cups or modern designed plastic or silicon cups. It may help in relieving pain and myofascial tension.

TCM Scraping therapy (GuaSha) 刮痧

  • Scraping, or otherwise known as Guasha, is a therapeutic technique for pain management using specifically designed stainless steel tools to scrape or rub the surface of the body, to promote blood circulation and relieve muscular tension. It is also a skilled myofascial intervention used for the detection and treatment of soft-tissue disorders. The scraping technique effectively breaks down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. It introduces controlled microtrauma to the affected soft tissue structure. This facilitates a series of healing processes resulting in remodelling of affected soft tissue structures.

Manual therapy 手法治療

  • Consists of different techniques, including but not limited to: dry needling, joint mobilizations & manipulations, massage, passive stretches, myofascial release, muscle energy.
  • These treatments are used specifically for relieving pain, restoring joint mobility, and facilitating muscle and soft tissue recovery.

Cold Compression Therapy

Cold compression is a combination of cryotherapy and static compression commonly used for the treatment of pain and inflammation after acute injury or surgical procedures.

The benefits from cold compression therapy:

  • reduce swelling
  • reduce spasticity
  • reduce muscle spasm
  • reduce pain
  • promote repair provide excitatory stimulus when muscles are inhibited

Therapeutic Exercises & Post-operative Rehabilitation Programs
Following surgical repair, our physiotherapist will tailor-make program for your complete post-surgery rehabilitation according to our surgeon advice and protocols.

Physiotherapy Treatment provided at Hong Kong Orthopaedic and Arthroscopy Centre include:

1.Manual therapy

2.Exercise therapy

3.Electrophysical therapy


Our Experienced Physiotherapist is:

Ms Cathy WS Poon (Registered Physiotherapist)

Registered Physiotherapist (HK)

Master of manipulative Physiotherapy (HKPU)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physiotherapy (HKPU)

Accredited Acupuncture Practitioner


Examples of common conditions that physiotherapy can effectively treat:

1.Neck Pain

2.Shoulder pain

3.Tennis Elbow

4.Wrist Pain

5.OA Hip

6.Back Pain and Sciatica

7.Knee Pain

8.Ankle Sprain

9.Plantar Fasciitis

We have free weights, resistive exercise bands, exercise bar and biofeedback machine for muscle strengthening and re-education. Shoulder pulley,exercise bike, multi-gym, mini-stepper and hand exercise equipments are also available for functional training.



Dr. Yip's Academic and Surgical Technique Publications in International Medical Journals

Peh W.C.G, Shek T.W.H, Yip D.K.H - Magnetic resonance imaging of subcutaneous diffuse neurofibroma

Peh W.C.G, Griffith J.F, Yip D.K.H, Leong J.C.Y. - Magnetic resonance imaging of lumbar vertebral apophyseal ring fractures

Tang W.M., Ho P.L., Yau W.P., Wong J.W.K., Yip D.K.H. - Report of 2 Fatal Cases of Adult Necrotizing Fasciitis and Toxic Shock Syndrome Caused by Streptococcus agalactiae

Yip D.K.H, Wong J.W.K, Chien P., Chan C.F. - Modified Arthroscopic Suture Fixation of Displaced Tibial Eminence Fractures Using a Suture Loop Transporter

Chiu K.Y., Ng T.P., Tang W.M., Poon K.C., Ho W.Y., Yip D. - Charnley total hip replacement in Chinese patients less than 40 years old

Yip D.K.H., Wong J.W.K., Chien E.P. - How to overcome Severed Sutures of the Tibial Bone Peg in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Luk K.D.K, Yip D.K.H. - Congenital Anterior-Posterior Spinal Dissociation in Larsen’s Syndrome- A report on two operated cases with long-term follow up

Yip D.K.H., Chan C.F., Chiu P.K.Y., Kong J.K.F., Wong J.W.K.. - Why Are We Still Using Pre-Operative Skin Traction for Hip Fractures? - A Prospective Randomised Study of 311 Patients Using the Foam Boot Method.

Yeung Y., Wong J.K.W., Yip D.K.H., Kong J.K.F. - A Broken Sewing Needle in the Knee of a Four Year Old Child. Is it really inside the Knee? A Case Report

Yip D.K.H - Internal fixation of a patella fracture using absorbable suture

Kong J.K.F., Chien P., Wong J.K.W., Yip D.K.H. - Peroneal Padding in Hip Arthroscopy

Yip DKH, Kong J.K.F, Wong J.W.K. - The Mini Vent Technique- A Simple Method to Facilitate Accurate Secondary Portal Placement in Shoulder Arthroscopy

Yip D.K.H., Wong J.W.K, Chien P - Arthroscopic surgery in the posterior compartment of the knee: Suture fixation of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament avulsions

Wong J.K.W., Yip D.K.H., Kong J.K.F., Chien P. - Use of bisphosphonate to manage avulsion fracture of tibial tuberosity with underlying angiomatosis

Chan Y.K., Chiu K.Y, Yip D.K.H., Ng T.P, Tang W.M. - Full weight bearing after non-cemented total hip replacement is compatible with satisfactory results

Kong J.K.F., Wong J.K.W., Chien P., Yip D.K.H.. - Half –Stained Thread in Shoulder Arthroscopy: An Improved Method of Suture Management

Yip D.K.H., Wong J.K.W., Kong J.K.F. - How to Use Cuff Suture Instruments- the concept of “concave in and concave out”

Yip D.K.H., Zhu Y.H., Chiu P.K.Y, Ng T.P. - Distal Rotational Alignment of the Chinese Femur and its Relevance in total knee arthroscopy. Another Reason Why Chinese Females Need More Knee Arthroplasty

Yip D.K.H., Wong J.W.K., Sun L.K., Wong N.M., Chan C.W., Lau P.Y. - The Management of Superior Dislocation of the Patella with Interlocking Osteophytes- An Update on a Rare Condition

Lau T.W., Wong J.W.K., Yip D.K.H., Chien E.P., Shek T.W.H., Wong L.L.S.. - Local recurrence of parosteal osteosarcoma adjacent to a prosthesis after 20 years: A case report

Wong J.W.K., Yip D.K.H. - The peashooter A device in Revision ACL surgery

Lai D.W.T, Yip D.K.H., Li S.J., Lu W., Wong J.W.K. - The Dovetail Configuration: A Biomechanical Analysis of a V-shaped Osteotomy Docking Site



  • Orthopaedic surgery treats musculoskeletal problems. In simplistic terms that includes all the bones in the body except for the skull, all the large and small joints of the body as well as tendon and muscular problems.

    Treatment options consist of conservative measures such as drug therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, splintage, muscle conditioning, injections and lastly, surgical treatment. When surgical treatment is being considered, conventionally, open surgery is performed. In recent years, the development of keyhole or minimally invasive surgery has also led to similar developments in the field of orthopaedics. Such minimally invasive surgery in orthopaedics is called arthroscopy when the surgery involves the inside of a joint and endoscopy when the surgery is near to but outside a joint. Arthroscopy is the latest development in orthopaedic surgery.

  • Arthroscopy is the surgical treatment of pathologies that involve the inside of a joint. Using the latest fibre optics, a rigid lens (“arthroscope”) similar to a pencil is inserted into the joint to provide illumination and visualisation. A special CCD camera attached to the end of this lens conveys the images to a large TV screen for the operating surgeon. The inside view of the joint is thus highly magnified and can be seen more clearly then open surgery. The arthroscope can be manipulated and even tight corners can be inspected. The joint is pumped with fluid in order to gently inflate the joint to facilitate this. The condition of the cartilage, intra-articular ligaments, the joint capsule or any pathology within the joint can be easily visualised. Using another keyhole, the surgeon can insert a probe into the joint and feel the various structures that he can see. The surgeon thus has tactile assessment of the condition of the structures e.g. the flexibility of the cartilage, the tension in a ligament etc. There has been a rapid development in numerous surgical instrumentation and devices that can now be used, via keyhole surgery, to perform surgical treatment inside the joint. In the early days of arthroscopy, it was confined to “taking a look” (making a diagnosis) and then possibly converting to conventional open surgery. Nowadays in experienced hands, apart from being merely a diagnostic tool, most treatment can actually be completed with the arthroscopic procedure.

  • If procedures are performed in addition to examining the joint with the arthroscope, this is called arthroscopic surgery. There are a number of procedures that are done in this fashion. If a procedure can be done arthroscopically instead of by traditional surgical techniques, it usually causes less tissue trauma, results in less pain, and may promote a quicker recovery of the patient. Arthroscopic surgery can be used for various procedures which include:

    • The diagnosis and treatment of many noninflammatory, inflammatory, and infectious types of arthritis as well as various injuries within the joint. Arthroscopy can provide more information in situations which cannot be diagnosed by simply aspirating (withdrawing fluid with a needle) and analyzing the joint fluid
    • Removing small bits of bone or cartilage that have broken off into the joint space, commonly called the ‘loose bodies'. Also taking out foreign objects, such as plant thorns, that become lodged within the joint.
    • Repairing or taking out torn ligaments.
    • Removing damaged cartilage.
    • Removing diseased synovium.

    It is now applicable to the treatment of the large joints of the limbs i.e. shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.

    While an arthroscope is used in many different types of surgical procedures, the recovery time and outcome of the procedure is related to the type of injury and the type of arthroscopic surgical procedure performed. For example, an arthroscopic surgical ligament reconstruction will take longer to heal and the recovery time will be longer when compared to the patient who has an arthroscopic removal of a loose body.

  • Arthroscopic surgery can often treat or repair joints without the need for a more traditional 'open' surgery of a joint which involves a large wound. The deeper the joint, the larger the benefit with arthroscopic surgery. As a rule, compared to traditional open surgery of a joint, with arthroscopic surgery there is usually:

    • Less pain following the procedure.
    • Less pain following the procedure.
    • Less risk of complications.
    • A shorter hospital stay (it is often done as a day-case procedure)
    • Earlier return to work.
    • Smaller scar, less damage to normal tissues.
    • A quicker recovery.
    • Options of alternative type of anaesthesia apart from general anaesthesia.
    • Better cosmetic outcome.

    Many people can go home shortly after the procedure. The type of problems differ. Therefore, instructions for follow up and what you should and should not do will be give to you by a doctor or nurse. (For example, if you should have physiotherapy, or if you should rest, or if you should exercise, etc.)

  • As with any procedure, complication may arise. In most cases the procedure is done without any problems. Complications occur in less than 1 in 100 cases and can include:

    • Accidental damage to structures inside or near to the joint.
    • Excessive bleeding inside the joint which can cause a lot of swelling and pain.
    • Infection within the joint - this can be serious.
    • As with any operation, there is a risk of allergy to local anaesthetics, or complications of anaesthesia if a general anaesthetic is used.

    After arthroscopy or arthroscopic surgery, see a doctor urgently if you:

    • Have pain or swelling in the joint which gets worse. In particular, if the joint is also hot, tender and red. (This may indicate bleeding or infection in the joint.)
    • Develop a high temperature.
    • See fluid, pus or blood coming from the site of the incision.
    • Develop numbness or tingling near to the joint (which may indicate nerve damage).