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Hand Surgery Overview

The Department of Hand Surgery provides comprehensive management of all traumas and diseases affecting the hand and the wrist; upper limb diseases that affect hand function and microsurgical reconstruction. It is a recognised tertiary referral centre for complex conditions affecting the hand and upper limb. There are 24-hour emergency hand services, specialist outpatient services and ambulatory surgery services.

Hand Trauma

  • Fractures, Tendon and Nerve Injuries
  • Replantation Surgery
  • Corrective Surgery for Deformity

Congenital Hand Abnormalities

  • Polydactyly, Syndactyly and Complex hand abnormalities
  • Functional video assessment

Wrist Trauma and Disorders

  • Fractures and Instabilities
  • Chronic Wrist Pain

Endoscopic Surgery

  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Wrist Arthroscopic Surgery

Upper Limb Paralysis

  • Peripheral nerve and Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Cerebal Palsy, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tetraplegia

Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Upper Limb

  • Skin and Composite Tissue
  • Flap Transfer
  • Toe to Thumb / Finger Transfer
  • Functioning Free Muscle Transfer

Upper Limb Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic

Referral criteria: Patients with neuro-muscular disorders that impair hand and upper limb functions.

  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Obstetrics Brachial Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Peripheral nerve compression (except carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Peripheral nerve tumours

Clinic schedule: Every Wednesday afternoon

Staff MembersSub-Specialty
Head & Senior Consultant
Asst Prof Tan Siau Woon Jacqueline MBBS (S’pore), MMED (Surg), MRCS (Edin), FAMS (Hand)Micro-Reconstructive Surgery & Brachial Plexus Surgery
Senior Consultant
Assoc Prof Tan Beng Hoi, Agnes MBBS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas), FAMS (Hand Surg),Hand Surgery
Dr Chew Ee Ming Darryl MBBS, MRCSEd, M MedCongenital Hand Surgery
Assoc Prof Chin Yuan Hui, Andrew MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FAMSWrist Surgery
Prof McGrouther Duncan Angus MB ChB (UK), FRCS (UK), MSc (UK), MD (UK), FMedSci (UK)Micro-Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Chong Chew Wei MB BCh BAO; MRCSMicro-Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Consultant
Dr Kang Yong Chiang Hand Surgery
Dr Muntasir Mannan Choudhury MBBS (AIIMS), MRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (Singapore)Hand Surgery
Dr Yap Tze Jin Robert MB BCh BAO (Ireland), MRCS, FAMSHand Surgery

Common Hand Conditions

  • Compressive neuropathies e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger digits
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Arthritis
  • Infection
  • Tumour


To make or change appointment:


Department Office:

Academia Level 4
Tel: 6321 4588
Fax: 6227 3573
(for departmental matters only)


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Last Modified Date :15 Aug 2017