Mr Chye Yew Ng
Consultant Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon
MBChB(Hons), FRCS(Tr & Orth), DipHandSurg(Br & Eur)
I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in peripheral nerve, hand and upper limb surgery.
Expertise in nerve surgery
Following my consultant appointment at Wrightington hospital in 2013, I have established a new clinical service providing treatment for patients with peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries. I regularly manage nerve palsies following trauma, fracture, dislocation or surgery involving the neck, arm or leg. I offer the whole spectrum of reconstructive options for nerve injury, including neurolysis, nerve repair, nerve grafting, nerve transfer and tendon/muscle transfer. I work closely with neurologists, neurophysiologists, radiologists, pain specialists and physiotherapists within a multidisciplinary team, to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care.
I have also developed particular interests and experience in the management of scapular winging (prominent shoulder blade). I offer a comprehensive assessment in order to establish the underlying cause, which can then guide the appropriate treatment. In select patients, nerve decompression surgery may offer remarkable recovery and I have presented my results in national and international scientific meetings.
Expertise in hand and upper limb surgery
I am fellowship-trained in hand and upper limb surgery. In addition to fracture fixation covering the whole upper limb from the collarbone to the fingertip. I have developed expertise in the treatment of arthritis, ligament injury, tendon injury and sports injury of the hand and wrist. I am passionate about the application of arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) in the treatment of scaphoid nonunion due to its excellent results, which I have published in a peer reviewed journal. I regularly teach on international wrist arthroscopy courses and lecture at national and international scientific meetings.
My full list of publications can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chye_Yew_Ng
I currently serve as a council member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and a committee member of Training Interface Group in Hand Surgery.
Training and registration
In 2002, I graduated from the University of Edinburgh as the gold medallist. Subsequently, I completed orthopaedic training in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and obtained my surgical fellowship in 2011. I then completed an upper limb fellowship in Wrightington Hospital and a training interface group (orthoplastic) hand fellowship in Manchester. During my fellowships, I successfully obtained postgraduate certification in hand surgery from both the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the European Board of Hand Surgery (in which I won the best performance award).
I have travelled to multiple centres of excellence in Europe, North America and Asia to learn from leading experts in hand and nerve surgery. My pursuits of professional development have been supported by the awards of Zimmer SCOT travelling fellowship, BOA travelling fellowship, FESSH travelling award and BSSH Stack fellowship.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Chye Yew Ng at Spire include:
MBChB (Honours) / The University of Edinburgh / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Basic Surgical Training / The University of Edinburgh / 2006
Certificate of Completion
Certificate in Law & Medical Ethics / The University of Edinburgh / 2008
Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine / United Kingdom / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons / The University of Edinburgh / 2011
British Diploma in Hand Surgery / The University of Manchester & BSSH / 2013
European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma / United Kingdom / 2013
(Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand)
Certificate in Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome / United Kingdom / 2016
Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Consultant Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.