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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
Assoc Prof Chin Yuan Hui, Andrew MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FAMSMicro-Reconstructive Surgery, Wrist Disorder
Senior Consultant
Dr McGrouther Duncan Angus MB ChB (UK), FRCS (UK), MSc (UK), MD (UK), FMedSci (UK)Micro-Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Chew Ee Ming Darryl MBBS, MRCSEd, M MedMicro-Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Tan Siau Woon Jacqueline MBBS, MMed (Surg), MRCS (Edin), FAMSMicro-Reconstructive Surgery & Brachial Plexus Surgery
Dr Yam Kean Tuck Andrew BMBS (Aust), MRCSEd, M Med (Surg)Hand Surgery
Chairman, Division of Ambulatory & Clinical Support Services (ACSS) / Senior Consultant
Assoc Prof Tan Beng Hoi, Agnes MBBS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Glas), FAMS (Hand Surg), Associate ProfessorMicro-Reconstructive Surgery, Complex Congenital Hand Reconstruction, Hand Trauma
Associate Consultant
Dr Chong Chew Wei MB BCh BAO MRCSMicro-Reconstructive Surgery
Dr Muntasir Mannan Choudhury MBBS (AIIMS), MRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (Singapore)Hand Surgery
Senior Consultant & Director, Wrist Service
Assoc Prof Tay Shian Chao MBBS, FRCS(Edin.), FRCS(Glasg.) FAMS(Hand Surg), MBmedSci (Mayo), FAMS(Clin Scientist)Wrist & Distal radioulnar Joint Disorder, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Micro-Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Consultant
Dr Yap Tze Jin Robert MB BCh BAO (Ireland), MRCS, FAMSMicro-Reconstructive 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