Dr. Lana Kang, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Kang

Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Surgery

530 E 72nd St New York, NY 10021

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Dr. Lana Kang, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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Dr. Kang put my wrist together after a bad fall 7 yrs. ago. She was compassionate and worried about me and my healing. The surgery went great and my wrist is perfect. Dr Kang performed carpal tunnel surgery on the other wrist two weeks ago. She did it under local. I was amazed , no IV or block. I walked out feeling great, so much better. She is the best.
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Dr.Kang is a wonderful hand surgeon. She takes the time to listen to her patients explain the problems they are experiencing in important life activities and develops a treatment strategy to get them back in action. Thank you Dr. Kang!!
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Unfortunately the doctor did not respect my appointment time nor the time I had to depart nor the simple etiquette of taking appointments as they are scheduled, instead of allowing arrivals that came after me in before me. I had to rearrange important meetings so that I could be at the appointment at the requested time. So have to say overall disappointing and disrespectful of her patients. What a shame as I now have to find another appointment after waiting for weeks to be left hanging in the e
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DR Lana Kang is an amazing surgeon who listens to the complaints of her patients. She is the best skilled surgeon that I have ever met. I broke my wrist in a bike accident 4 years ago and Dr. Kang performed two surgeries and both were a great success. I am able to do more of the activities I love. Her demeanor and kind ways make her a very special doctor. I would never use another Dr for hand surgery but Dr. Kang. Her office staff is kind amazing and extremely courteous.
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I had broken my elbow and she did the surgery to put me back together. I had complications as my bones were osteopenic. She determined the necessary hardware I needed and completed the surgery. Today, I have full use of my arm. Dr. Kang, the HSS nurses and pain management doctors dealt with my needs professionally and kindly. Absolutely tops!
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Biography

Dr. Lana Kang, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2005
Hospital For Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Brown University Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Brown University Medical School
Residency Hospital
1999
Brown University Medical School
Internship Hospital
1998
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
2004
2003
1999
1998

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

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

Media & Publications

  • Manuel J. Patient compliance in wrong site surgery., 2003
  • "Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair:, 2005
  • Early outcome of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: A matched comparison with mini-open repair., 2007
  • Patients’ preoperative expectations predict the outcome of rotator cuff repair., 2007
  • In vivo motion of the scaphotrapezio-trapezoid (STT) joint., 2004
  • Chronic plasma cell osteomyelitis of the humerus associated with Shigella and Flavobacterium., 2001
  • Fractures of the Femoral Shaft in Women’s College Lacrosse: A Report of Seven Cases and Review of the Literature., 2005
  • Tashjian R, Henn R, Kang L, Green A. The effect of comorbidity on self-assessed function in patients with a chronic rotator cuff tear., 2004
  • Rupture of the Index Radial Collateral Ligament: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment., 2007
  • Effect of medical comorbidity on self-assessed pain, function, and general health status after rotator cuff repair., 2006

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Dr. Kang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kang treats Limb Pain more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Kang treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kang treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Kang treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kang treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Kang treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Kang's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement