At the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore General Hospital, we are
highly committed to our vision, mission and values, ultimately aimed at transforming and enhancing lives through providing top-quality and patient-centric orthopaedic care.
To provide high-quality, patient-centric and values-based orthopaedic care to our patients, achieving this through the pursuit of excellence in clinical care, research and education
To be the premier orthopaedic department in the region and beyond, leading innovations and breakthroughs in clinical care, research and education
Integrity, discipline, patient-centredness, compassion, respect and collaboration
We have an experienced team of medical professionals, comprising close to 40 specialists, including 20 senior consultants.
Our medical professionals work very closely with dedicated teams of nurses, allied health professionals and administrators to ensure complete care of our patients. Our department consists of seven orthopaedic subspecialty services, each consisting of clinicians practicing at the highest level in their respective fields to provide top-quality and comprehensive care to all our patients. These services include Spine, Adult Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, Trauma, Musculoskeletal Tumor, Foot & Ankle and Acute Care.
We are a high-volume orthopaedic department, providing orthopaedic care to about a quarter of the patients nationwide. This amounts to handling more than 126,000 outpatient visits and performing beyond 8,000 surgeries per year.
We believe in being with the patient every step of the way, from consultation to rehabilitation. As a fitting testament, we are the only orthopaedic department internationally to offer a unique suite of clinically-audited pre-surgery, surgery and post-surgery care programmes. This is accomplished through well-designed clinical pathways and care integration, stringent internal and external clinical care audits and our world-class Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre (ODC).
The Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre (ODC) tracks clinical outcome measures during pre- and post-operative functional assessments of our patients. These measures have been benchmarked against internationally-published data from leading orthopaedic centres in the world and thus serve to audit the high clinical workload performed.
The department sees up to a quarter of all orthopaedic patients in Singapore, and operates its outpatient clinics out of a few locations, namely, The Musculoskeletal Centre (MSC), H Clinic and the Orthopaedic Sports and Joint Centre. We are eagerly awaiting the opening of our new clinics at the state-of-the-art orthopaedic and rehabilitation facility in the Outram Community Hospital.
Many internationally-published papers have established that the treatment of sports and joint conditions in high-volume centres, which incorporate clinical pathways and integrated teams, show better clinical outcomes, and the department prides itself in demonstrating excellent patient outcomes in many international and regional papers it has published over the years.
We strongly believe in harnessing advanced techniques and technology to improve patient care, and in the value of collaboration with leading biomedical companies to develop such new techniques and technology. Our specialists have been quick to introduce and adopt new technologies in orthopaedics, scoring many firsts in the country and region. For this reason, we are currently recognized as the leading centre in the region for minimally invasive orthopaedic and robotic surgery.
The department is firmly committed to education and research, and believes strongly in a vibrant academic culture, where through the pursuit of excellence in clinical care, education and research, we seek to bring about the best possible care for our patients.
Many of our clinicians are well-recognized educators and researchers, and hold professorial and lecturer positions with the various tertiary institutions in Singapore and beyond. Together with a strong team of bioengineers, allied health professionals, nurses and administrators, we hope to lead breakthroughs and innovations in patient care, research and education.