Registration & Memberships
Registration and licensing
- GMC number 3336999
Memberships and associations
Mr Norbert Kang
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
MBBS MD FRCS (Plast)
Mr Kang is a consultant plastic surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital. He graduated from Charing Cross and Wesminster Medical School (now part of Imperial College) in 1989 and undertook basic surgical training in Washington DC and Leeds. He trained in plastic surgery in London including fellowships in the peripheral nerve injury unit in Stanmore.
He was appointed as a consultant in 2002 and has specific interests in all aspects of hand surgery, prosthetic reconstruction and prominent ear correction. He has been performing bone-anchor surgery since 2005 an has an active research interest in this and allied areas, such as targeted muscle reinnervation surgery. He is a founder member of Relimb.
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
earFold for prominent ear correction
Hand surgery (all aspects)
Targeted muscle reinnervation
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.
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