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Mr Niel Kang is a specialist upper limb surgeon with expertise in shoulder, elbow, and complex upper limb trauma surgery, and non-surgical treatments for upper limb soft tissue conditions (tendinopathies). Keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery and joint replacement form a core component of his service.
Having completed a prestigious London orthopaedic training scheme and further specialist training in Cambridge, Niel Kang is currently a full time Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In the pursuit of excellence and to equip himself with the most up to date knowledge and skills, Niel Kang has enhanced his skills by learning from world class upper limb experts in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Mount Sinai Hospital, and centres of excellence in Mumbai, India. He has been the recipient of national awards during the course of his training.
Niel Kang has been involved in educational instruction throughout his professional career, from bedside teaching to lecturing at international meetings and is presently an Associate Lecturer to the University of Cambridge School of Medicine. In addition to being a member of the orthopaedic data evaluation panel for shoulder arthroplasty, he is also faculty for & convenes national courses on shoulder and elbow trauma and arthroplasty.
With the aims of continually improving orthopaedic practice and patient outcomes and experience, Niel Kang is collaborating in studies with other experts from orthopaedic centres of excellence. He has numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations on a wide range of orthobiologic, joint replacement, and trauma topics. Niel Kang is also an expert reviewer for the world renowned Bone and Joint Journal.
Areas of interest
shoulder & elbow tendinopathies (subacromial impingement, tennis & golfer's elbow)
rotator cuff tears;
graft repair for irreparable rotator cuff tears;
ulna nerve entrapment
upper limb trauma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
irreparable rotator cuff tears
shoulder & elbow trauma
5 a side football
2015 & 2016 Excellent Teaching Award x 2:
University of Cambridge Clinical Students Society
Bone & Joint Journal
Courses offered to GPs
Shoulder 2 Shoulder: working with primary care and allied health professionals to diagnose and manage common shoulder problems.
Giving it the elbow: how to manage tennis elbow
Since March 2017 I have enlisted to an online email based surgical outcome scoring (SOS) system that I can enroll patients to their with their informed consent.
This allows myself and the patient to not only compare their personal scores before and after surgery at fixed time intervals, but also anonymously against all other patients that have been enrolled, worldwide.
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Royal College of Surgeons England 2010
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Injection(s), +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa or soft tissue - (5-50)
Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)
Primary total shoulder replacement - (1-5)
Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)
Stabilisation of unidirectional instability of shoulder joint (including anterior, posterior and arthroscopic) - (1-5)
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