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Orthopaedic Surgeon, MD, FRCS(C)

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Trauma

Clinical Lecturer, University of Calgary

Dr. Kwong is a dual fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon and is excited to be one of the newest additions to both the SCRUBS team and Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Calgary. His subspecialty practice focuses on arthroscopic and open treatment of acute and

shoulder, knee and ankle.


chronic injuries to the


Dr. Kwong obtained his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He then returned home to Calgary to complete his Orthopedic Residency training at the University of Calgary. This was followed by two fellowships. First, a Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the renowned Southern California Orthopedic Institute (SCOI) in Los Angeles, California. While at SCOI he was trained by some of the pioneers and leaders in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. He then completed a Complex Knee Surgery Fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto.

research interests 

Dr. Kwong brings a keen interest in research to the SCRUBs team that started during his time as a resident in Calgary. His research interests focus on Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. His clinical research has been the recipient of several research grants and awards and has been published in the top Orthopedic Sports Medicine Journals.


  • James, M., Kwong, C.A., Bois, A.J., Leblanc, J., More, K.D., Lo, I.K.Y. The Bony Apprehension Test for Identifying Bone Loss in Patients with Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Validation Study. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Jan 2022 Accepted -Article in Press

  • Ferkel, R.D., Kwong, C.A., Farac, R., Pinto, M., Fahimi, N., Rahhal, S., Marumoto, J. Arthroscopic Posterior Ankle Ligament Anatomy. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics. June 2021.

  • Meldrum A.R., Kwong C.A., Archibold K, Cinats D.J., Schneider P.S.. Olecranon Osteotomy Implant Removal Rates and Associated Complications. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. 2021 May 1;35(5):265-270.

  • Kwong, C.A., Woodmass, J.M., Gusnowski, E.M., Bois, A.J., Leblanc, J., More, K.D., Lo, I.K.Y. Platelet Rich Plasma in Patients with Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears or Tendinopathy Leads to Significantly Improved Short-Term Pain Relief and Function Compared to Corticosteroid Injection: A Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

  • Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery: Arthroscopy. (Volume 37, Issue 2, February 2021, Pages 510-517)

  • Spanswick P.J.C., Whittier D.E., Kwong C.A., Korley R., Boyd S.K., Schneider P.S. Improvements in radiographic and clinical assessment of distal radius fracture healing by FE-estimated bone stiffness. Bone Reports. 2021 Jan 21;14:100748.

  • Spanswick P.J.C., Whittier D.E., Kwong C.A., Korley R., Boyd S,K., Schneider P.S. Restoration of Stiffness During Fracture Healing at the Distal Radius, Using HR-pQCT and Finite Element Methods. Journal of Clinical Densitometry.. 2020 Dec 15:S1094-6950(20)30148-7.

  • Ferkel, E., Nguyen, S., & Kwong, C. (2020). Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability: Surgical Management. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 39(4), 829-843.

  • Kooner, S.S, Cinats, D.J., Kwong, C.A., Matthewson, G., Dhaliwal, G. “Conservative treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.” Orthopedic Reviews. 2019;11:7955

  • Kwong, C.A., Ono, Y., Carroll, M.J., Fruson, L.W., More, K.D., Thornton, G.M., Lo, I.K.Y. “Full-thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: What’s the rate of tear progression. A systematic review.” Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery: Arthroscopy. Volume 35, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 228-234

  • Kwong C.A., Gusnowski E.M., Tam K.K., Lo I.K. “Assessment of bone loss in anterior shoulder instability.” Ann Joint 2017;2:63.

  • Kwong, C.A., Puloski, S.K.T., Hildebrand, K.A. "Fungal periprosthetic joint infection following total elbow arthroplasty: a case report and review of the literature." Journal of Medical Case Reports 11.1 (2017): 20.


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