Kevin Eng
Mr Kevin Eng 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 sub-specialisation interstate and overseas. He performs reconstructive, joint replacement, endoscopic and arthroscopic surgery of the upper limb on adults and children. He also performs shoulder keyhole surgery for sports injuries and rotator cuff disease. He performs shoulder, elbow and hand arthroplasty (or artificial joint replacement surgery). He also does keyhole carpal tunnel surgery, and trigger finger surgery. He is involved in both public (University Hospital Geelong) and private practice (St John of God and Epworth Hospital Geelong).

Contact
Phone:
(03) 5222 – 6602
Fax:
(03) 5229 – 1283
Hours:
MON- THURS 9-5, FRI 9-12
Admin Staff:
Jenny
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Mr Eng will 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 will work with our allied health professionals (physiotherapists, hand therapists, etc.) and your GP. We are always happy to answer questions you may have and encourage a shared decision making model based around your individual needs. We ask new patients to print and complete the patient registration form to bring to the first appointment.

  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2010
  • MBBS (Hons) Monash University 2001

Shoulder & Elbow

Shoulder
– Arthritis
– Arthroplasty / joint replacement
– Instability/dislocations
– Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
– Rotator cuff tears, impingement
– Calcific tendonitis
– AC joint dislocations
– AC joint arthritis
– Clavicle fractures
– Shoulder fractures

Elbow
– Arthritis – debridement, arthroplasty
– Trauma
– instability
– Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulna nerve entrapment)
– Distal biceps ruptures

Hand & Wrist
Hand
– Keyhole and open carpal tunnel release
– Trigger thumb, finger
– Thumb arthritis including thumb arthroscopy
– Hand and finger arthritis
– Dupuytrens
– Fusions
– Arthroplasty and joint replacements
– Dequervains
– Fractures

Wrist
– Arthroscopy keyhole surgery
– TFCC tears
– Arthritis
– Kienbock’s
– Wrist instability
– Wrist fractures
– Scaphoid fractures
– Wrist fusion
– de Quervain’s tenosynovitis
– Deformity correction

The Geelong Orthopaedics Group conducts regular auditing and feedback for quality assurance. 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 measurements using a results registry. We track all our arthroplasty (joint replacement) patients via the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry 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.

Teaching

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 at the biannual Australian Hand Surgery Society instructional courses for surgical trainees. Mr Eng is also involved in post graduate education of younger surgeons, 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 and gives education sessions to local Geelong general practitioners and physiotherapists in areas of his specialty.

Research

Mr Eng also 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 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 also been a panel member for the shoulder surgeon group to review  the shoulder replacement data in the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Registry. Mr Eng is also a scientific article reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Journal of Trauma, and the Australia New Zealand Journal of Surgery.

He is also involved in research and development of new instruments and orthopaedic implants. Mr Eng is a key opinion leader for Medacta Orthopaedics (an 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.

View Mr Eng’s articles

Visit Mr Eng’s research profile

Memberships

  • 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

Hospital Affiliations

  • University Hospital Geelong
  • St John Of God Private Hospital
  • Epworth Hospital

Academic Affiliations

  • Deakin University  – Clinical Senior Lecturer

Fellowships

  • Professor Gregory I. Bain  2011-12. Shoulder, elbow, & hand surgery.
  • Modbury Hospital, Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide

Visitations

  • 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.

Mr Eng has two 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, as well as local and overseas charities including the Northern Bay scholarship fund to improve the educational opportunities of children from Geelong.

Mr Eng will see privately insured patients, and work cover patients. He also has a weekly clinic at University Geelong Hospital where he sees Medicare patients for no cost.

Mr Eng charges $180 for an initial consult and $90 for a follow up appointment. The fees he charges for surgery are less than the Australian Medical Association recommends. However, Medicare and the private insurance companies only cover fees up to a certain level to maintain their profitability. Therefore, there may be out of pocket costs for surgery depending on your insurance coverage. We are always happy to discuss this in more detail and will provide our surgical fee quote to allow a more informed conversation. Other expenses not controlled by us may include (but is not limited to) other doctors, including the anaesthetist, surgical assistants and internal medicine specialists, hospital excesses, allied health and radiology.

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