Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics involves the musculoskeletal system – the organ system that gives humans the ability to move using their muscular and skeletal systems. The musculoskeletal system provides form, support, stability, and movement of the body.
Examples are shoulder and elbow surgeries, hand surgery, joint reconstruction, foot and ankle surgeries, surgical sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma. Articular disorders (pertaining to the joints) are the most common in orthopaedics.
Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours, and congenital disorders (birth defects).
An overview of some of the notable Orthopaedic Surgeons in Singapore
Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore #1: Dr Henry Chan
Located at: HC Orthopaedic Surgery
HC Ortho promises Reliability, Consistency. Precision. Healing and Care.
After attaining his medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2004, he went on to obtain Masters of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) from the Royal College of Edinburgh, completed his advanced surgical training and became a certified fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Henry Chan is an orthopaedic surgeon who has been spearheading the Joint Replacement Unit in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and had performed more than 1000 joint replacements to date.
Online Patient Review:
I got to know Dr Henry through a friend’s recommendation, thinking that I may have to replace my knees. I find Dr Henry to be very knowledgeable and kind. Instead of knee surgery, he suggested that I try a less invasive viscosupplement injection first. After the injection, my knee pain improved. Thank you Dr Henry for allowing an old lady like me to continue with her hobby! –
HC Orthopaedic Surgery ★★★★★
3 Mount Elizabeth #15-14
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
+65 6732 8848
Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore #2: Dr Siow Hua Ming
Located at: Providence Orthopaedics
Dr Siow is an orthopaedic surgeon in private practice at Mount Elizabeth Novena i Singapore. He does sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery for both adults and children.
“Quality health care involves understanding and tailoring to patients’ unique needs and goals.”
Providence Orthopaedics ★★★★
#08-54 Mt Elizabeth Novena
Tel: 6884 2330
Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore #3: Dr Kevin Yip
Located at: Singapore Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic
Dr Kevin Yip is known to be a detailed orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore. When he sees you, he will take a detailed history and will then examine you. He uses various methods to diagnose your condition. He will then take you through the results by showing you pictures, on screen, of your tendon, ligaments, nerve or bone and will discuss your treatment options.
The treatment you receive will depend on your particular diagnosis, but may include:
- Physiotherapy – eccentric exercises
- Oral Medication
- Shockwave Therapy
- Plasma Rich Platelet Therapy
- Guided Injections
- Specialized Surgery
Singapore Sports & Orthopaedic Clinic ★★★
#02-12 Gleneagles Medical Centre
Tel: 6471 2691
Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore #4: Dr Tan Chyn Hong
Located at: The Orthopaedic Centre
An orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore who specializes in elbow, knee and shoulder, Dr Tan was the head of a division of Sports Medicine in National University Hospital in Singapore before moving on to private practice.
He completed a fellowship in Australia where he received further sub-speciality training in the Shoulder, Knee and Elbow. His work in Australia involved the treatment of professional athletes with sports injuries as well as patients with degenerative conditions like rotator cuff tears and arthritis of the shoulder and knee.
The Orthopaedic Centre ★★★★
#09-42 Mt Elizabeth Novena
T: 6339 5063
Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore #5: Dr Lim Lian Arn
Located at: Alpha Joints & Orthopaedics
Dr Lim Lian Arn is an orthopaedic surgeon at Gleneagles Hospital Singapore. He has a special interest in knee and hip replacement and knee ligament reconstruction surgery.
As part of his work Dr Lim travels annually to Yunnan in China to perform orthopaedic surgeries for minority tribal people. Dr Lim also visits Indonesia often to informally follow up with his patients in their hometowns. During the course of his work Dr Lim has picked up Bahasa Indonesia which he uses to converse with his patients.
Alpha Joints & Orthopaedics ★★★
#02-20 Gleneagles Medical Centre
T: 479 2488