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  Dr. Eugene WONG
CONSULTANT ORTHOPAEDIC & SPINE SURGEON


Dr. Eugene WONG
Qualifications and training:
 
MBBS, MS Ortho (Mal), Dip Surg Anat (Melb) AM (Mal) 
 
Fellowship in Spine Surgery (NUH,Singapore ; Adelaide & Melb, Australia; Emory USA) 
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery (Melb, Australia)

 

Dr Eugene Wong is currently an Adult and Pediatric Spine and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the Pantai Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. He trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Prior to obtaining his specialist degree he has worked at various government hospitals in Malaysia – Alor Setar Hospital, Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, Putrajaya Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital.

He specializes in complex disorders of the entire spine in adult and pediatric patients. His interests lie in the treatment of all aspects of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders focusing on minimally and less invasive surgical techniques, adult and paediatric spine deformity, complex cervical and lumbar reconstructions, spinal tumour surgery and degenerative cervical and lumbar conditions. He has a special interest in spine-hip syndrome cases and is trained in hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive anterior total hip replacement.

Dr Wong is Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery at various eminent centres in Singapore, Australia and USA. He spent 6 months at the National University Hospital in Singapore with Professor HK Wong acquiring specialized techniques in microscopic spine surgery, disc replacement surgery and thoracoscopic scoliosis surgery. He then spent a year at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Calvary Private in Adelaide, Australia with Dr OL Osti. Various specialized techniques of nonfusion instrumentation, radiofrequency cervical and lumbar facet denervation and Transforaminal Interbody Fusion TLIF was acquired. Further training and experience was acquired at the Austin Health and Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia for 18 months. He pursued a combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship Programme with Mr Peter Wilde, Mr David de La Harpe and Mr Myron Rogers. A vast experience in spinal trauma and tumour surgery was attained. Deformity surgery experience was further acquired at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia with Mr Peter Turner.

He then went on to spend 18 months in Atlanta, USA at the Veteran Affairs Medical Centre and Emory University with Professor Scott Boden. He then returned to work at a Level 1 trauma centre specializing in orthopaedic and pelvic trauma injuries at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. Vast experience was gained in managing polytraumatized patients.

During his training in orthopaedic and spine surgery he has visited many prominent surgeons at various centres namely Prof Oliver Gonschorek at Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik, Murnau Trauma Center in Germany; Dr Anthony T Yeung at the Arizona Institute of Minimally Invasive Spine Care in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ; Dr Larry Khoo at LA Spine Clinic, California, USA; Dr Karl Mahr at Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost Vienna, Austria; Prof Petr Suchomel at Regional Hospital Liberec in Prague Czech Republic ; Dr Pierre Pries at University Hospital of Poitiers, Poitiers France; Prof Gilles Perrin at Université Claude Bernard in Lyon, France; Dr Stefan Kroppenstedt at Universitätsklinikum Charite,Berlin, Germany; Prof. Christian Woiciechowsky at St. Marien Krankenhaus Lankwitz Berlin Germany , Dr Neel Anand at the Cedars-Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders, Los Angeles USA and Prof. Avinash Patwardhan at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital Rehabilitation Research & Development ,Chicago Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, USA.

He was the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association (MOA) Ambassador to the 25th Annual Congress of The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association in 2005 and twice nominated for the Traveling Fellowship for the Japanese Spine Research Society (JSRS) 2005 and 2006 to Japan.

Dr Eugene Wong has great interest in education and research. He has given numerous presentations at both national and international level meetings. His interest includes teaching surgical anatomy having qualified with the Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy from the University of Melbourne. He is an active member of various societies which include the Malaysian Medical Association, Academy of Medicine Malaysia, SICOT, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), North American Spine Society (NASS) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (AAOS)

Selected Conference Presentations

Treatment of Congenital Pseudoarthrosis of Tibia Using Ilizarov Fixation
14th Triennial Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress (APOA) 5-9 September 2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Biomechanical Analysis of Immediate Stability and Kinematics of Lumbar
Interbody Constructs
14th Triennial Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress (APOA) 5-9 September 2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Glenohumeral Arthrodesis In Complete Brachial Plexus Injuries
27th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 21 – 24 November 2004, Singapore

In Vivo and Biomechanical Investigation of The Dynamic Spring Mini External
Fixator (DySMEF)
27th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting 21 – 24 November 2004, Singapore

Biomechanics of Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Japan Spine 2006 The 35th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Spine
Research Society (JSRS) April 21-22 2006 Tokyo, Japan

Lumbar Nerve Root Pressure Classification: A Correlation with Surgical
Outcome Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 30 September – 3 October 2007,
Gold Coast Australia

Hooks or Screws: Which is Best for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis? A Study of Fixation Techniques for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Orthopaedic
Association, 12- 16 October 2008 Hobart, Australia

Is there Hard Evidence for Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty?
2nd Joint Meeting of the International Bone & Mineral Society and the
Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society 21-25 March 2009
Sydney, Australia

Is there a Role for BMPs in Spinal Fusion Surgery?
2nd Joint Meeting of the International Bone & Mineral Society and the
Australian & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society 21-25 March 2009
Sydney, Australia

Discoligamentous, Cord and Canal Changes in Cervical Cord Injuries
The American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
34th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshops, May 5-8, 2010 Denver,
Colorado USA The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa and Surgical Education &
Research Institute (SERI)

Cervical Facet Dislocations: Injury Patterns & Surgical Approach
The American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons
34th Annual Scientific Meeting & Workshops, May 5-8, 2010 Denver,
Colorado USA The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa and Surgical Education &
Research Institute (SERI)

Repeat Radiofrequency Facet Joint Denervation for Chronic Low Back Pain
World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques II,
23rd Annual Meeting of the International Intradiscal Therapy Society (IITS),
May 31 - June 4, 2010 Las Vegas, USA

Unstable Traumatic Injuries of the Cervicothoracic Junction
25th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Orlando Florida October 5-9,2010

rhBMP-2 Disproportionately Increases RANKL: A Potential Mechanism for Local Side Effects Orthopaedic Research Society ORS Annual Meeting January 13-16, 2011 Long Beach California USA

Management of Cervicothoracic Junction Fracture Dislocations
Spine Society of Australia 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2011 Melbourne
15-17 April 2011

Surgery for Cervical Facet Dislocations: Which Approach?
Spine Society of Australia 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2011 Melbourne
15-17 April 2011

MRI Changes in Cervical Cord Injuries
Spine Society of Australia 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting 2011 Melbourne
15-17 April 2011

Surgical Interests & Focus

  • Robotic and Image Guided Spine Surgery
  • Stem Cell in Spinal Cord Injury
  • Complex Deformity Surgery - Scoliosis, Kyphosis
  • Less / Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Spine Arthoplasty - Cervical and Lumbar
  • Spinal Trauma Surgery
  • Neuromodulation and Percutaneous Stimulation for Chronic Spinal Pain
  • Diagnostic & Therapeutic Injections for Spinal Pain
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Anterior Hip Replacement