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Mr Norbert Kang

Consultant Plastic Surgeon


Mr Norbert Kang graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1989. He did his pre-fellowship surgical rotation in Leeds-Bradford from 1992-1994 and his MD fellowship at the RAFT Institute for Plastic Surgery Research (1995-1997).

He completed his plastic surgery training in pan-Thames in 2002 and was appointed as a consultant in 2002. He has special interests in hand surgery, hypospadias surgery, prosthetic reconstruction (upper limb) and prominent ear correction. He is the inventor of the earFold™ implant for prominent ear correction. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and long walks in the countryside.

Special interests:

Prominent Ears. Hand surgery – especially rheumatoid arthritis and reconstruction after trauma. Prosthetic reconstruction of the upper limb. Hypospadias and general reconstruction of male genitalia. Skin lesions and skin cancer.

Procedures offered:

earFold for prominent ear correction

Clinical Interests:

Hand surgery (all aspects), prosthetic reconstruction, bone-anchor surgery, amputee revision, targeted muscle reinnervation, hypospadias surgery.

Research interests:

Mr Kang is very interested in prosthetic reconstruction of the upper limb and is actively involved in research to improve the interface between humans and prosthetic technology.

Published papers:

The Pathological Effects of Glove and Condom Dusting Powders
Kang NV, Griffin D, Ellis H, J Applied Toxicology, 12 (6): 443-449 1992

Tuberculous Osteitis of the Skull: Case report and review of the literature
Kirollos R, Tyagi A, Kang NV, British J Neurosurgery, 10(4): 399-401 1996

Our Experience With The Use Of The Dorsal Ulnar Artery Flap In Hand And Wrist Tissue Cover Antonopoulos D, Kang NV, DeBono R, J Hand Surgery (Br), 22B:6: 739-744 1997

Diagnostic Methods In Metastatic Melanoma
Kang NV, Yong A, Wong WL, Surgery, 16(11):v-vii 1998

Unilateral Hypertrophy of the Face Associated with Infiltrating Lipomatosis
Kang NV, Ross D, Harrison D, Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 56:885-887 1998

Streptococcal Myositis Misdiagnosed as Hamstring Injury
Kang NV, Antonopoulos D, Khanna A, J Accident & Emerg Med 15(6): 425-426 1998

Isolation Of Human Tumour-Specific Antibodies By Selection Of An Antibody Phage Library On Melanoma Cells. Kupsch J, Tidman N, Kang N, Truman H, Newton-Bishop J, Leigh I, & Crowe JS, Clinical Cancer Research, 5(4): 925-31 1999

Managing Scalds And Burns In General Practise
Kang NV, Pulse, 59(15):89-90 1999

Compartment Syndrome Due To Thrombolytic Therapy
Hettiaratchy S, Kang NV, Powell BP, J Royal Soc of Med, 92:99-079.1-2 1999

Efficient In Vivo Targeting Of Malignant Melanoma By Single-Chain Fv Antibody Fragments (scFv)
Kang NV, Wilson GS, Hamilton S, Sanders R, Kupsch J, Melanoma Res, 9(6): 545-56 1999

Our Experience With The Use Of The Dorsal Ulnar Artery Flap In Hand And Wrist Tissue Cover Antonopoulos D, Kang NV, DeBono R, Yearbook of Hand Surgery, 1999, Chapter 4, pg 59-60, Mosby

The Real Ring Constriction Syndrome
Kang NV, Gault D, BJPS, 53(7): 634 2000

Sentinel lymph node biopsy in malignant melanoma: a series of 100 consecutive patients.
Hettiaratchy SP, Kang N, O’Toole G, Allan R, Cook MG, Powell BW Br J Plast Surg, 53(7): 559-62 2000

In vivo Targeting Of Malignant Melanoma By 125I and 99mTc Labelled Single-Chain Fv Against High Molecular Weight Melanoma Associated Antigen
Kang NV, Hamilton S, Odili J, Wilson GS, Kupsch J, Clin Cancer Res, 6(12): 4921-31 2000

Congenital Absence of the Juncturae Tendini Contributing to Dislocation of the Extensor Tendons
Kang NV, Smith PJ, J Hand Surg (Am), 26(3): 501-505 2001

Principal Research Assistant for the 4th edition of “The Hand” by Graham Lister Ed Mr Paul J Smith
Churchill Livingstone, London, 2001

Plastic Surgery Research in the United Kingdom
Kang NV, Sanders R, Br J Plast Surg, 55(6):463-8 2002

Miniplate fixation for avulsion injuries of the flexor digitorum profundus insertion
Kang NV, Pratt A, Burr N, J Hand Surg (Br), 28(4 ): 363-368 2003

Enzymatic Digestion of Keloid Scars by Collagenase
Kang NV, Sivakumar B, Gault D, Sanders R, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(7):693-9

Acute compartment syndrome of the forearm following intramuscular injection of an anabolic steroid: A case report. Akhavani MA, Kang NV, Injury Extra (2006) 37, 407—408

The “Hamburger” technique for cartilage grafts in nipple reconstruction
Norton S, Akhavani M, Kang NV, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(8):957-9.

Reconstruction in the axilla with a pedicled pectoralis minor muscle flap
Shah R, Kang N, Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2006 Jul;88(4):W9-11

A Novel Technique To Suspend The Brow
Marsh D, Jallali N, Kang NV, Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Feb ;56:222

Bleeding after punch biopsy
Rudge B, Jallali N, Pacifico M, Kang NV, Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(9):1078-9

Hypoxia-driven angiogenesis is a key feature of tendon disease in rheumatoid arthritis
Sivakumar B, Akhavani MA, Kang N, Taylor P, Paleolog E , Rheumatology (Oxf) 2006; 45(Suppl 1):i39 (41)
Trigger thumb in a fish-owner
Abood A, Kang N, J R Soc Med. 2006 Jul;99(7):370

Chest wall reconstruction using a prolene/hydroxyapatite paste sandwich
Akhavani MA, Gore S, Kang N, Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Feb;119(2):761-2

Chest wall reconstruction using a turbocharged chimaeric anterolateral thigh flap
Gore SM, Akhavani MA, Kang N, Chana JS, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007 Mar 26

The tuberous breast revisited
Pacifico MD, Kang NV, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007 May;60(5):455-64

Synovial hypoxia as a cause of tendon rupture in rheumatoid arthritis
Sivakumar B, Akhavani MA, Winlove P, Paleolog E, Kang N, J Hand Surg (Am). 2008 Jan;33(1):49-58

Treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum with the anti-TNFalpha drug – Etanercept.
Rogge FJ, Pacifico M, Kang N. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008;61(4):431-3

The morbidity of the button-over-nail technique for zone 1 flexor tendon repairs. Should we still be using this technique?
Kang N, Marsh D, Dewar D. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Oct;33(5):566-70

Hypospadias – 1 or 2 stages?
Kang NV, Pacfico MD – Book chapter in “Evidence for Plastic Surgery” – edited by Mr Chris Stone – 2008

Reinserting the central slip – A novel method for treating boutonniere deformity in rheumatoid arthritis.
Fox A, Kang N. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008

Angiogenesis and plastic surgery.
Akhavani MA, Sivakumar B, Paleolog EM, Kang N. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008 Dec;61(12):1425-37.

Hypoxia upregulates angiogenesis and synovial cell migration in rheumatoid arthritis
Akhavani MA, Madden L, Buysschaert I, Sivakumar B, Kang N, Paleolog
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009 Vol 11 No 3

Quilting of full thickness grafts in the hand.
Akhavani MA, McKinnell T, Kang NV. 2010 Sep;63(9):1534-7. Epub 2009 Oct 22

Surgery of the Hand
Kang NV, Pearl R, Ovens L – Book chapter in “Operative Orthopaedics: The Stanmore Guide” – 2009

Patient satisfaction and aesthetic outcomes after ear reconstruction with a Branemark-type, bone-anchored, ear prosthesis: A 16 year review.
Younis I, Gault D, Sabbagh W, Kang NV, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Oct;63(10):1650-5

Osseocutaneous Integration of an Intraosseous Transcutaneous Amputation Prosthesis (ITAP) Implant Used for Reconstruction of a Transhumeral Amputee: Case Report
Kang NV, Pendegrass C, Marks L, Blunn G, J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Jul;35(7):1130-4

A morphometric study of the human ear.
Alexander S, Sivakumar B, Stott D, Kang N, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Jan;64(1):41-7

Obesity in mammaplasty: a study of complications following breast reduction
Shah R, Ajam Y, Sivakumar B, Kang NV, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2011 Apr;64(4):508-143

A cheap and readily available alternative to the 10cc syringe lock for Coleman fat grafting
Alexander S, Kang NV, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Jul;63(7):e590. Epub 2010 Feb 20

Osseointegration and related treatment modalities: Future perspectives, quality of life and treatment simplification
Blunn G, Kang NV, Cannon S, Pendergrass C
Proceedings of the first PI Branemark Scientific Symposium, Gothenburg 2009: Eds; Robert Gottlander, Daniel van Steenberghe. Pages 327-334

Muscle hypoxia in rheumatoid hands: does it play a role in ulnar drift?
Akhavani MA, Paleolog EM, Kang N. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Apr;36(4):677-85

Epithelioid haemagioendotheioma: Occasionally encountered and potentially harmful
Henton JM, Kang N J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2012

Use of ITAP implants for prosthetic reconstruction of extra-oral craniofacial defects.
Kang NV, Morritt D, Pendegrass C, Blunn G. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Apr;66(4):497-505

The Use of a Bone-Anchored Device as a Hard-Wired Conduit for Transmitting EMG Signals from Implanted Muscle Electrodes.
Al-Ajam Y, Lancashire H, Pendegrass C, Kang N, Dowling R, Taylor S, Blunn G. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013

Effect of human urine on the tensile strength of sutures used for hypospadias surgery.
Kerstein RL, Sedaghati T, Seifalian AM, Kang N. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Apr 1. pii: S1748-6815(13)00073-9




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United Kingdom

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