Upper limb & Hand Surgery
PHONE: (03) 5222 - 6602
FAX: (03) 5229 - 1283
HOURS: MON- THURS 9-5, FRI 9-12
Kevin Eng is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in surgery of the upper limb including the shoulder, elbow and hand.
Mr Eng was born and trained in Melbourne, with further upper limb subspecialisation interstate and overseas, and now practices in Geelong. He performs reconstructive, joint replacement, endoscopic and arthroscopic surgery of the upper limb on adults and children. He performs shoulder keyhole surgery for sports injuries, and rotator cuff disease. He performs shoulder, elbow and hand arthroplasty (or artificial replacements). He is involved in both public (University Hospital Geelong) and private practice (at St John of God and Epworth Hospital Geelong). We ask new patients to print and complete the patient registration form , and please bring it to your first appointment.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT
Mr Eng will organise an appointment, take a history of your condition and your other medical history. He will perform a relevant examination of your injury and order appropriate investigations if required. A management plan will then be established which may or may not include surgery. We are always happy to answer questions you may have and encourage a shared decision making model based around your individual needs.
Mr Eng is involved in teaching at all levels of the medical education pathway. He teaches and lectures the medical students regularly at Deakin University on topics such as applied anatomy, clinical decision making and orthopaedic conditions. He teaches and assesses specialist orthopaedic surgical trainees at the public hospital and at the regular Melbourne lecture series or “bone schools” for trainees. He has lectured in rotator cuff tears and shoulder instability at the training talks. He has lectured at the biannual Australian Hand Surgery Society instructional courses. Mr Eng is also involved in post graduate education of younger surgeons, particularly through being one of the supervisors of the upper limb surgeon training fellowship at Barwon Health. He has been a faculty member at the AO hand course. He gives education sessions to local Geelong general practitioners and physiotherapists in areas of his specialty.
Mr Eng performs research on orthopaedic conditions in conjunction with the Barwon Centre for Orthopaedics Research and Education (B-CORE). He is involved in collaborations in research trials, and has published papers and book chapters relevant to upper limb and hand orthopaedic surgery (see below). He has given research presentations at national and international meetings including the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia and the Australian Hand Surgery Society. He has been a panel member for the shoulder group charged with reviewing the shoulder replacement data in the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry (https://aoanjrr.sahmri.com/). Mr Eng also is a scientific article reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (https://www.jshoulderelbow.org), Journal of Trauma (https://journals.lww.com/jorthotrauma/pages/default.aspx), and the Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery (https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14452197).
He is also involved in research and development of new instruments and orthopaedic implants. Mr Eng is a key opinion leader for Medacta Orthopaedics (orthopaedic company in Switzerland) and performs consulting work in their sports shoulder department, helping to design new surgical tools, equipment and implants for shoulder surgery.
Mr Eng and the Geelong Orthopaedics team conduct regular auditing and feedback. Whilst Research and teaching enhance the continuing professional development of surgeons, we also have weekly meetings to review all cases performed and those upcoming at the University Hospital Geelong. We participate in monthly literature review meetings to keep up with the latest scientific studies. A monthly audit takes place to review all difficult cases. In our private practice at Geelong Orthopaedics we also track our patients results and improvements using questionnaires and measures using a results registry. We track all our arthroplasty (joint replacement) patients via the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry (https://aoanjrr.sahmri.com/) and the Geelong St John of God joint registry. This is designed to maintain the highest quality treatments and ensure there is constant feedback and improvement.
Mr Eng has 2 children and is a volunteer at their local soccer club. He is a member of royal Hobart golf club. He enjoys athletics, tennis, Scuba diving and gardening. He sponsors local sporting events including the Geelong Gift- a professional athletics race, and supports local and overseas charities including the northern bay scholarship fund to improve the educational opportunities of children from Geelong.
Some of the conditions we treat:
keyhole carpal tunnel release
Trigger thumb, finger
Thumb arthritis including thumb arthroscopy
Arthroplasty and joint replacements
Arthroscopy keyhole surgery
Arthritis – debridement, arthroplasty
Distal biceps ruptures
Arthroplasty / joint replacement
Rotator cuff tears, impingement
AC joint dislocations
AC joint arthritis
Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2010
MBBS (Hons) Monash University 2001
Professor Gregory I. Bain 2011-12. Shoulder, elbow, & hand surgery.
Modbury Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide
The Hand and Wrist Institute, Los Angeles, USA.
Boston Hand Surgery Associates, Boston, USA.
Shoulder and Elbow unit, Dept of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Hand and Microsurgery unit, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong.
Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association
Australian Medical Association
Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons Australian Hand Surgery Society
Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia Asia Pacific Wrist Association Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society Victorian Hand society
Geelong Public Hospital
St John Of God Private Hospital Epworth Hospital
Deakin University - Clinical Senior Lecturer