Lana Kang, MD

Dr. Lana Kang was invited to join the faculty of Hospital for Special Surgery after completing her fellowship at HSS in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Her education includes the following institutions: Stanford University, the University of California at San Francisco, and Brown University. She received a dual fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma, and currently Dr. Kang directs the Residency-focused Hand Specialty Service at the Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her private practice is clinically diverse with a particular emphasis on traumatic injuries of the upper extremity.

Dr Kang serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. She is a consultant investigator for academic clinical trials and a delegate for professional societies at both the local and national levels. She is the daughter of Korean immigrants, was born in the state of New Jersey, has lived on both the east and west coasts of the United States, and is currently a resident of the wonderful city of New York.

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College

Specialty

Subspecialty

Hand
Wrist
Elbow
Nerve

Special Expertise

Hand & Upper Extremity Trauma
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendinitis & Arthritis
Overuse Injuries

Awards

inSCOPE Orthopaedic Fellowship, 2005
Brown University Heffenreffer Research Award, 2004
OREF Resident Research Grant Recipient, 2002
NCAA Division I All-American, 1991 & 1993
Stanford University Research Grant, 1992

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
American Society of Surgery of the Hand, Member

Specialized Centers

Education

BSc, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1993

Internship

Brown University Medical School, General Surgery, Providence, Rhode Island, 1999

Residency

Brown University Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery, Providence, Rhode Island, 2003

Fellowship

Brown University Medical School, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Providence, Rhode Island, 2004
Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, New York, 2005

Certification

Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Sonenblum S, Kang L, Akelman E, Crisco JJ. In vivo motion of the scaphotrapezio-trapezoid (STT) joint. J Biomech 2004; 37: 645-652.

Kang L, Millett PJ, Mezera K, Weiland A. Chronic plasma cell osteomyelitis of the humerus associated with Shigella and Flavobacterium. J of Shoulder & Elbow Surg 2001, 10: 292-4

Kang L, DiGiovanni CW, Manuel J. Patient compliance in wrong site surgery. J Bone Jt Surg 2003 85: 815-819.

Tashjian R, Henn R, Kang L, Green A. The effect of comorbidity on self-assessed function in patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear. J Bone Jt Surg 2004 86: 355-362.

Kang L, Belcher D, Hulstyn MJ. Fractures of the Femoral Shaft in Women’s College Lacrosse: A Report of Seven Cases and Review of the Literature. Br J Sports Med, 2005.

Kang L, Rosen A, Potter H, Weiland AJ. Rupture of the Index Radial Collateral Ligament: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment.  J Hand Surg, 2007; 32A(6): 789-794.

Kang L, Henn RF, Tashjian RZ, Green A.  Early outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair:  A matched comparison with mini-open repair. J Arth Rel Surgery, 2007; 23(6):  573-582.

Henn RF, Kang L, Tashjian RZ, Green A.  Patients’ preoperative expectations predict the outcome of rotator cuff repair.  JBJS 2007;89A:1913-1919.

Tashjian RZ, Henn RF, Kang L, Green A.  Effect of medical comorbidity on self-assessed pain, function, and general health status after rotator cuff repair. JBJS 2006 Mar;88(3):536-40.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Books/Chapters

Kang L, Weiland AJ. Operative Treatment of Colles Fractures. In: The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment, 2nd Edition, Rochester, MN: The Mayo Clinic Press, 2005.

Kuo C, Kang L, Wolfe SW. Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair.In: The Liverpool Book of Orthopaedics, 1st Edition, Liverpool, UK: The University of Liverpool, 2005.

Kang L, Wolfe SW. Scapholunate Instability: Open Repair and Dorsal Capsulodesis. In: Wrist and Elbow Reconstruction and Arthroscopy, Rosemont, IL: The Masters Book Publications, ASSH, 2006.

Kang L, Wolfe SW. Augmented External Fixation. In: Distal Radius Fractures: the Cutting Edge, Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2007.

Kang L, Rosen A, Weiland AJ.  Small Joint Arthritis & Arthroplasty. In: Plastics Secrets, ed. Weinzweig J. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2007.

Selected Presentations

Kang L, Henn R, Tashjian R, Green A. A comparison of short-term functional outcome of arthroscopic versus mini-open rotator cuff repair. The AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

Kang L, Trafton PG. The Incidence of Dropped Bone During Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. Advanced AO Course in Fracture Fixation, San Francisco, CA, 2004.

Kang L, Henn R, Tashjian R, Green A. The effect of patient expectations on rotator cuff surgery outcome. The 9th International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2004.

Kang L, Weiss APC, Akelman E. Arthroscopic versus Open Ganglionectomy: Effect on Recurrence and Pain. The ASSH Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 2004.

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Dr. Lana Kang, Orthopedic Surgeon

Contact Information

Office Locations

420 East 72nd Street
Suite 1B
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212.203.0747
Tel: 212.774.2027
Fax: 212.203.0739

Uniondale Office
333 Earle Ovington Boulevard
Suite 106
Uniondale, NY 11553

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021