Dr Simon Chan Orthopaedic Surgeon Sydney

Dr Simon Chan

MBBS (Syd) FRACS (Orth)
Experienced with: Hand and wrists

Dr Chan obtained his medical degree from the University of Sydney. In 1998, he was awarded the Zimmer Research Fellowship at the Jo Miller Laboratory in Montreal. He then returned to Sydney for his clinical orthopaedic training, before undertaking further subspecialist Hand Surgery Fellowships in world-renowned units at the University of Hong Kong and the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, UK.

Dr Chan treats adults with all hand surgical conditions. His main areas of interests include carpal injuries, complex wrist fractures, finger joint replacements and minimally invasive surgery (eg. endoscopic carpal tunnel release and wrist arthroscopy).

Dr Chan has a public hospital appointment at Westmead Hospital, where he is the only surgeon whose practice is confined to the hand and wrist. He is one of two surgeons at Westmead who manage carpal injuries.

Dr Chan is actively involved in training students, junior doctors and other surgeons. He has served a term as the honorary secretary of the NSW Hand Surgery Association. He is a moderator for the internet discussion group “Hand Surgery International”.

Areas of interest

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Trigger finger
Arthritis
Dupuytren's contracture
Fractures
Tendon and ligament injury

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