President's Welcome Message


Welcome to the website of The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (HKCOS).


Established in 1987, The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the official professional body for the advancement of knowledge in musculoskeletal diseases, and for setting standards in training orthopaedic specialists in Hong Kong.


The primary objective of The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons is to promote for public benefit the advancement of orthopaedic surgery which includes but is not limited to the investigation, preservation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means with the aim of bringing relief to patients of all ages suffering from the effects of injury or disease of the musculoskeletal system.


The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons is responsible for developing the education of persons engaged in the practice of orthopaedic surgery, by setting standards of training in orthopaedic surgery, organizing and monitoring such training, and promoting the accreditation of such training in Hong Kong and internationally for the public benefit. We are therefore responsible for conducting professional examinations in orthopaedic surgery and liaising with local and international bodies for the purpose of conducting and accrediting these examinations.


The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons also fosters continuing medical education of orthopaedic surgeons who have completed their training and maintains statutory recognition as the body responsible for determining standards of practice in orthopaedic surgery in Hong Kong for the public benefit. We also carry out works as are of a charitable nature, and related to orthopaedics, such as engaging in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopaedic surgery.


On this website, you can find out more about the history, constitution and structure of The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as our past and upcoming events. We also provide information to our trainees and fellows on fellowship training and post-fellowship continuous education in Orthopaedics and Traumatology. To the general public, a link to public information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues, can be found. We hope that you find our website informative and useful.


Dr. Wilson LI

The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons  



Dr. Wilson LI
President of HKCOS
(2021 íV 2022)