September Featured Editorial Board Member

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Ivan Ho-Bun Wong, MD, FRCS(C), Dip. Sports Medicine, MACM
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Dr. Ivan Wong is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Health and Human Performance, and the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. He founded and co-directs the Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Fellowship program at Dalhousie in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) and the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM). He is also the most recent Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) traveling fellow and the current AANA Research Chair. He is the president and founder of the Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC) (2017-present) and is one of the 2020 Program Chairs for the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA).

He graduated from Acadia University with Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology. He then graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Wong completed his orthopaedic residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. After his residency, Dr. Wong traveled to Los Angeles, where completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine and Trauma under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Snyder at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute. Afterwards, Dr. Wong obtained the Diploma in Sport Medicine from the CASEM. He completed a Master’s degree in Academic Medicine focusing on surgical skill translation from model to operating room at the University of Southern California in 2013. Following his orthopaedic training and fellowship in the United States, Dr. Wong moved back to Halifax, Nova Scotia to join the Nova Scotia Health Authority as an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Trauma Surgery. From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Wong served as a Surgical Education Consultant for School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Wong’s expertise lies in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He has developed many innovative surgical techniques, including arthroscopic alternatives to some of the shoulder and hip’s most difficult problems His current research focuses upon the use of human dermal allograft for rotator cuff construction, the use of distal tibial allograft for anatomic glenoid reconstruction in patients with recurrent shoulder instability, and the use of orthobiologics for the treatment of cartilage defects.

Dr. Wong’s commitment to furthering his field is seen not only through development of new techniques, but also in training other physicians. He has helped to train medical students, residents, fellows in sports medicine, and orthopaedic surgeons in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures all around the world.

Dr. Wong has published over 80 papers, including 17 technique papers, 10 systematic reviews, 5 book chapters, and 49 original research articles. He has presented his research outcomes and surgical techniques at approximately 110 conferences around the world during the past decade. Dr. Wong is continuously trying to improve patient outcomes by researching new and improved means of reconstructing, repairing, and preventing degeneration.

Dr. Wong has been committed to pursuing his career, striving to innovate and push the boundaries of orthopaedic sports medicine. He would not be able to do this without the loving support of his wife, Kala and their three children. Dr. Wong is dedicated providing innovative, evidence-based options for surgical care and rehabilitation and upholds the highest professional and ethical standards to assure the integrity of patient care.

Selected Published Work

Smith TD, Ravipati APT, Wong I. Incidence and risk factors for development of postoperative heterotopic ossification in a high-volume hip arthroscopy practice: a case series. Clinical Trials in Orthopedic Disorders. 2019. 4(3):43-46.

John R, Wong I. Innovative Approaches in the Management of Shoulder Instability: Current Concept Review. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2019. 12(3):386-396.

Woolnough T, Shah A, Sheean AJ, Lesniak BP, Wong I, Darren de SA. ‘Postage Stamp’ Fractures: A Systematic Review of Patient and Suture Anchor Profiles Causing Anterior Glenoid Rim Fractures After Bankart Repair. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2019. 35(8):2501-2508.

McNeil D, Wong I. Arthroscopic Glenoid Bone Grafting: Preserving the Subscapularis-A Reproducible Technique. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2019. 27(2): 81-88.

Holt K, Sorhaindo M, Coady C, Wong I. Arthroscopic Treatment of Medial Femoral Knee Osteochondral Defect Using Subchondroplasty and Chitosan-Based Scaffold. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2019. 8(4): 413-418.

Sazler M, Kilcoyne K, Marina D, Wong I. Report of the 2018 Arthroscopy Association of the North America Traveling Fellowship – Friendship and Mentorship. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2019. 35(3): 1006-1008.

Konstantinidis G, Mitchell M, Boyd G, Coady C, Ghosh S, Wong I. Poor Sensitivity of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography to Detect Hip Chondral Delamination: A Retrospective Follow-up of 227 FAI-Operated Patients. Cartilage. 2019, January: doi: 10.1177/1947603518816453. [Epub ahead of print]

Moga I, Konstantinidis G, Coady C, Ghosh S, Wong IArthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction: Analysis of the Learning Curve. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, November. 6(11): doi: 10.1177/2325967118807906.

Moga I, Konstantinidis G, Wong I. The Safety of a Far Medial Arthroscopic Portal for Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, September. 6(9): 2325967118795404. doi: 10.1177/2325967118795404.

Amar E, Konstantinidis G, Coady C, Wong I. Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability with Glenoid Bone Loss Using Distal Tibia Allograft Augmentation: Safety Profile and Short-Term Radiological Outcome. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018, May. 6(5): 2325967118774507. doi: 10.1177/2325967118774507.

McNeil D, Coady C, Wong I. Arthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction in Lateral Decubitus Position Using Allograft with Nonrigid Fixation. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2018. 7(11): e1115-e1121.

Wong I, Urquhart N. Arthroscopic Anatomic Glenoid Reconstruction without Subscapularis Split. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2015. 4(5): e449-e456.

Lewington M, Urquhart N, Wong I. Lateral Decubitus All-Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure for Treatment of Shoulder Instability. Journal of Arthroscopy Techniques. 2015. 4(3): e207–e213.



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