Press Release
12 October 2001
Beijing/Hong Kong Medical Exchange


The Beijing/Hong Kong Medical Exchange will be held on 13-14 October 2001 at the Beijing International Hotel, Beijing, China. This is already the 5th year of exchange since it was initiated in 1997. The theme of the meeting this year is "New Challenges in Orthopaedics and Traumatology".

Led by the Head of HKMA Delegation Dr. David Fang, a delegation of 50 left Hong Kong for Beijing on 12 October 2001. The delegation will return to Hong Kong on 14 October 2001. It is expected that more than 200 experts in Beijing and its vicinity will participate in the meeting.

Renowned orthopaedics surgeons from Hong Kong and Beijing will get together for professional and academic exchange in the following areas:

Hong Kong

  1. Cervical Anterior Spinal Fusion - Harm's Titanium Ring Cage Using Allografts
  2. Past Achievements and Future of Spinal Surgery
  3. Osteoporotic Spinal Fracture: Epidemiology Study of Radiological Features in 288 Patients and an Evolving Endeavor in the Management of its Complications
  4. Cervical Myelopathy
  5. Open Reduction and Plate Fixation for Distal Radial Intra-articular Fractures
  6. Management of Pelvis Fractures
  7. Early Experience of Cervical Spine Locking Plate (CSLP) in a Regional Hospital
  8. Polyethylene Wear in Anatomic Medullary Locking (AML) Total Hip Prosthesis
  9. Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis
  10. Remodeling After Subtrochanteric Varus Osteotomy in Patients with DDH and its Effect on the Lower Limb Alignment After Skeletal Maturity
  11. Femoral Osteotomy in Unstable Hip of Cerebral Palsy - Five Years Follow Up
  12. Axial Alignment of the Lower Extremity in Chinese Adults
  13. Bone-patellar Tendon-bone ACL Reconstruction - A Retrospective Review of 53 Cases Performed by a Single Surgeon
  14. Metatarsus Primus Varus Correction Without Osteotomies
  15. Prognostic Factors for Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Hong Kong Chinese - A Retrospective Study in a Regional Hospital
  16. Open Repair of Rupture of Tendo Achilles - A Functional and Biomechanical Outcome Assessment
  17. Hemiarthroplasty for Fractures of the Proximal Humerus
  18. The Lower Limb Fractures Encountered in Modern Cities
  19. External Fixation in Distal Tibial Fractures
  20. Goats as Osteopenic Animal Model
  21. Reconstruction of Forearm Deformities in Diaphyseal Aclasis - A Report of 6 Cases
  22. Development of Orthopaedic Training in Hong Kong
  23. Results of the Asian Total Hip System
  24. Recent Advances in Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction
  25. Traditional Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery - The Current Critical Meaning
  26. Genetic Basis of Degenerative Disc Disease


  1. Update of Spinal Surgery in China
  2. Analysis of the Etiology of Nonunion and Delayed Union of Femoral Shaft Fracture and the Treatment with Minimally Invasive Surgery
  3. Operative Treatment of the Displaced Proximal Humeral Fractures
  4. Fracture and Dislocation of the Elbow
  5. The Role of COX-2 Inhibitors in the Management of Orthopedic Pain
  6. The Effects of One and Two Staged Anterior - Posterior Operations on Severe Scoliosis
  7. Spinal Tumors Treated by Total Spondylectomy and Spinal Stability Reconstruction
  8. Arthroscopic (Endoscopic) Microdiscectomy: Early Experience of 80 Cases
  9. Frozen Intervertebral Allografting - A Primary Clinical Study
  10. A Case Report on 16 Cases of Cervical Syndrome Treated by PCB
  11. Indication and Selection of Surgical Procedures for Lumbar Spondylolisthesis (A Clinical Analysis of 202 Cases)
  12. Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  13. Total Hip Replacement in Patients with Hip Congenital or Developmental Subluxation or Dislocation
  14. Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy for the Treatment of Adult Hip Dysplasia by Ilioinguinal Approach
  15. Innovative Surgical Treatments for Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head in Adults
  16. Prediction of Collapse and Selection of Preserving Femoral Head for Necroses of the Femoral Head
  17. Arthroscopic-Assisted Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  18. Analysis of Early Complications Post Total Knee Arthroplasty
  19. The Experience of Soft Tissues Balance in Nonrestrictive Anatomical Total Knee Arthroplasty
  20. Retrograde Interlocked Intramedullary Nailing of Fresh Humeral Shaft Fractures
  21. Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Chondrosarcoma
  22. Total Hip Arthroplasty for the Congenital Dysplasia Hip
  23. Analysis of 1201 Total Knee Arthroplasty
  24. The Experimental Study in Healing Process of Rotator Cuff Injury
  25. The Use of Radiofrequency in Arthroscopic Surgery
  26. Further Osteoporotic Fracture: Evaluation of Available Medicines with an Evidence-Based Approach

For continuous professional exchange, the Hong Kong Medical Association and the Chinese Medical Association will organize similar exchange visits in the future.


Notes to editors:

The Hong Kong Medical Association, founded in 1920, aims to bring together Hong Kong's government, institutional, university and private medical practitioners for an effective exchange of views and co-ordination of efforts. The foremost objective of the Association is to safeguard and promote public health. The Association speaks collectively for its members and aims to keep its members abreast of medical ethics, issues and advances around the world. In fulfilling these goals, the association hopes to better serve the people of Hong Kong.

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