Mr Chye Yew Ng

Mr Chye Yew Ng

Consultant Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

MBChB(Hons), FRCS(Tr & Orth), DipHandSurg(Br & Eur)

Specialises in

  • Tingling hand
  • Nerve injury
  • Trapped nerve
  • Painful wrist
  • Winging of shoulder blade

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in peripheral nerve, hand and upper limb 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.

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.

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.

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.


General Medical Council Number: C6048707

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Additional information

Hand surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Peripheral nerve disease
Sports injury
Wrist surgery

Special clinical interests: Peripheral nerve surgery of upper and lower limbs.

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

Professional memberships

British Orthopaedic Association

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

North West Surgical Hand Society

Professional leadership

Council member - British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Lead trainer - Training Interface Group Hand Fellow (Wrightington hospital)

Consultant Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

Indirectly holds a 2.72% share in Didsbury MSK Limited, which owns the OrthTeam Centre.
Is a shareholder of OrthTeam Didsbury Limited which provides consultancy services to Didsbury MSK Limited for a fee of £500 per hour.
Telephone 0161 447 6888
Private secretary Anne-Marie Deignon
Private secretary telephone 0161 447 6759
Private secretary fax 0161 447 6774