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    Orthopaedic Surgery Overview

    At Singapore General Hospital, our Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - the oldest and most established in the country - offers the most comprehensive service of consultation on and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

    A nationally recognised centre of excellence, SGH Orthopaedic Services comprises a large team of highly trained specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, nurse clinicians, physical and occupational therapists, all of whom are equipped to provide patients with the  best diagnosis, assessment, rehabilitation and treatment plan.

    Outstanding in their individual fields, our highly-trained specialists offer extensive expertise in such areas as joint replcaement, ankle and foot treatment, musculoskeletal tumours, spinal care treatment, trauma and sports-related injuries.

    Adult Reconstruction Service

    • Computer-assisted navigation surgery for joints
    • Minimally invasive surgery for joint replacement
    • Unicompartmental knee replacement
    • Deformity correction with osteotomies
    • Alternative bearing and hip replacement in the young

    Spine Service

    • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) : Deompression laminectomy, discectomy and spine fusion
    • Percutaneous Kyphoplastry and Vertebroplasty for spinal fractures
    • Cervical and Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
    • Correction of scoliosis and other deformities

    Trauma Service

    • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) : Minimally invasive plating, sacro-iliac screws fixation
    • Computer-aided pelvic and acetabular surgeries
    • Osteoporotic fracture fixation
    • Post-traumatic deformity and disability correction

    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Service

    • Ligament reconstruction
    • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
    • Arthroscopic shoulder stablization (Bankart operation)
    • Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery

    Musculoskeletal Tumour Service

    • Reconstruction of severe bone and soft tissue loss due to tumour/ degenerative/ surgical conditions
    • Limb salvage surgery for malignant bone and soft-tissue sarcomas

    Foot & Ankle Service

    Our services offers patient care for any medical or surgical problem involving the foot and ankle. This includes the management of arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, as well as fractures, soft tissue injuries and diabetes-related foot problems.

    Musculo-skeletal Tumour Clinic

    This service is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors consisting of Oncologists, Radiotherapists, Pathologists, Radiologists, and Orthopaedic Surgeons. Together, they provide a complete service for the management of malignant bone and soft tissue tumours including Diagnosis, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy, Surgical Resection and Reconstruction particularly in the fields of limb salvage, mega-prosthetic reconstruction and the use of microsurgical techiniques.

    Degenerative Hip & Knee Arthritis Clinic

    Hip and Knee Arthritis can be treated with excellent results. With the right treatment, patients can experience good pain relief and enjoy significant improvements in the ability to perform everyday activities.

    With this in mind, the Singapore General Hospital Orthopaedic Department set up the Hip and Knee Degenerative Arthritis Clinic to provide the specialised care and treatment needed by these patients.

    This clinic is run by the Adult Reconstruction service for patients with degenerative arthritis of the hip and knee joints.

    Trauma Clinic

    This clinic follows up patients with fractures seen at the Orthopaedic Clinic in the Accident and Emergency Department as well as discharged patients with fractures which have been operated on. It also accepts complex trauma and chronic conditions such as non-unions and malunions as well as delayed intra-articular fractures. The service also has excessive experience in minimally invasive surgery.

    Spine Clinic

    Spine disorders range from degenerative problems of the neck and back to tumours, deformities, neurological disorders and osteoporotic fractures in the elderly. The Spine Service offers comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and management of all these disorders, including pain management.

    Sports Injury Clinic

    Referral criteria: Sports injury

    Clinic schedule: Please contact the Appointment Centre at Tel: 6321 4377 for clinic schedule

    Hip & Knee Arthritis Clinic

    Referral criteria: Arthritis of the knee and hips

    Clinic schedule: Please contact the Appointment Centre at Tel: 6321 4377 for clinic schedule

    Foot & Ankle Clinic

    Referral criteria:

    • Foot and ankle deformities
    • Arthritis and ankle injuries

    Clinic schedule: Please contact the Appointment Centre at Tel: 6321 4377 for clinic schedule

    Spine Clinic

    Referral criteria: All spine disorders

    Clinic schedule: Please contact the Appointment Centre at Tel: 6321 4377 for clinic schedule

    Trauma Clinic

    Clinic schedule: Please contact the Appointment Centre at Tel: 6321 4377 for clinic schedule

    Musculo-skeletal Tumour Clinic

    Referral criteria: All musculo-skeletal tumours

    Clinic schedule: Please contact the Appointment Centre at Tel: 6321 4377 for clinic schedule

    Staff MembersSub-Specialty
    Head, Senior Consultant & Director, Musculoskeletal Tumour Service
    A/Prof. Tan Mann Hong MBBS, FRCS (Edin & Glasg), FAMSMusculoskeletal Tumour Service
    Emeritus Consultant
    Prof Tan Ser Kiat MBBS, FRCS (Glasg), FAMS, Clinical ProfessorAdult Reconstruction Service
    Prof Tay Boon Keng MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Edin)(Ortho), FAMS, FACS, Clinical ProfessorAdult Reconstruction Service
    Deputy Head (Education) and Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Co-director, SingHealth-DukeNUS Institute of Medical Simulation
    Assoc Prof Tan Hwee Chye, Andrew MBBS, FRCS(Glasgow), FRCS Ed(Orth)Sports Service
    Deputy Head (Research) & Senior Consultant
    Dr Chia Shi Lu MBBS, DFDC (CAW), FRCS (Surg), FRCS (Ortho & Trauma), DIC, PhDAdult Recontruction Service
    Senior Consultant & Director, Sports Medicine Service
     Chang Chee Cheng, Paul MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FAMSSports Service
    Senior Consultant
     Howe Tet Sen MBBS, FRCS (Edin&Glasg), FRCS (England), FAMSTrauma Service
    Senior Consultant & Director, Foot & Ankle Service
     Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj MBBS, FRCS (Glasg), FAMSFoot & Ankle Service
    Senior Consultant & Director, Spine Service
    Assoc Prof Tan Seang Beng MBBS, M Med, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (G), FAMSSpine Service
    Senior Consultant & Co-Director, Trauma Service
     Wong Merng Koon MBBS, FRCS (Glasg), FAMSTrauma Service
    Senior Consultant & Director, Adult Reconstruction Service
     Yeo Seng Jin MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FAMSAdult Reconstruction Service
    Senior Consultant
    Dr Mitra Amit Kanta MBBS, FRCS (Glasg)Sports Service
    Prof Lo Ngai Nung MBBS, M Med (Surg), FRCS (Edin), FAMSAdult Reconstruction Service
    Assoc Prof Denny Lie Tijauw Tjoen MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FAMSSports Service
    Dr Guo Chang Ming MBBS, M Med (Surg), FRCS (Ortho) (Edin), FAMSSpine Service
    Dr Koh Suang Bee, Joyce MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCSEd (Orth), FAMSTrauma Service
     Darren Tay Keng Jin MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edin), M Med (Ortho), FRCS (Edin)(Ortho)Adult Reconstruction Service
    Senior Consultant & Director, Trauma Service
    Assoc Prof Goh Seo Kiat MA, MBBChir(Cantab), MMed(Orth Surg), MRCSEd, FRCSEd(Orth), FAMSTrauma Service
    Senior Consultant
    Dr John Chen Li Tat MBBS (NUI), BAO, LRCSI, FRCS (Edin)Spine Service
    Dr Poh Seng Yew MBBS, MRCS (Surg), MMed, FRCSSports Service
    Dr Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui MBBS, MRCS (Surgery), MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery), FRCS (Orthopaedic Surgery), FAMSSpine Service
    Dr Fong Poh Ling MBBS (Spore), MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)(Edin)Spine Service
    Dr Kevin Koo Oon Thien MBBS (S’pore), DFD (CAW), MRCS (Edin), M.Med (Ortho), FRCSEd (Orth), FAMSFoot & Ankle Service
    Dr Tan Tze Sheng Edwin MBBS (Spore), MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)(Edin)Adult Reconstruction Service
    Dr Chin Pak Lin MBBS, MRCSEd, MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)Adult Recontruction Service
    Associate Consultant
    Dr Henry Soeharno MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Edin)Musculoskeletal Tumour Service
    Dr Lee Kong Hwee MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Edin), MMed, FRCS (Edin)Sports Service
    Dr Ling Zhixing Marcus MBBS, MRCS (Glasgow), MMed, FRCS (Edin)Spine Service
    Dr Mohd Mizan Marican MBBS(Lon), MRCS(Edin), MMed(Ortho Surg), FRCS(Edin)Trauma Service
    Dr Pang Hee Nee MBBS (Spore), MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)(Edin)Adult Reconstruction Service
    Dr Soh Chee Cheong Reuben MBBS, MRCSEd, MMED (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)Spine Service
    Associate Consultant
    Dr Yeo Eng Meng Nicholas MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Edin), FAMSFoot & Ankle Service
    Visiting Consultant
     Yue Wai Mun MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FAMS (Orth Surg)Spine Service


    To make or change an appointment, please call: 6321 4377


    Department Office:

    Block 6 Level 7
    Tel: 6321 4047
    Fax: 6226 2684 
          6224 8100

    Last Modified Date :25 Apr 2011