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Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic provides a wide range of specialty services, including adult reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, the spine service, surgical treatment of orthopaedic tumours, management of multiple trauma, sports injuries of the upper and lower limbs and all conditions involving the foot and ankle.

Adult reconstruction includes treatment of arthritic disorders. The hand and microsurgery service specializes in managing conditions related to the upper limbs in adults, which affect the function of the hand.

The spinal service includes the treatment of spinal deformity, back pain, sciatica, osteoporosis and spinal tumours. Surgical treatment of benign and malignant soft tissue and bony tumours is part of the service provided by the tumour service.

The specialists of the trauma team manage multiple trauma, perform post-traumatic deformative reconstructions, Ilizarov limb-lengthening procedures, and fracture osteosynthesis.

The sports medicine team carries out diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy, reconstruction of ligaments and manages all sports related conditions of the shoulder, elbow, knee, foot and ankle. The foot and ankle service provides holistic treatment for bunions, heel pains, ankle sprains, arthritic conditions and deformities, and all types of injury to the foot and ankle.

Our services

​The Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service provides diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for individuals with degenerative and inflammatory bone disease, bone injuries or deformities.

Specializing in the total joint replacement of the hip & knee, our services include both new implants and the removal or replacement of first generation joint prostheses. The service also provides joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow and ankle joints.

Our orthopaedic surgeons are highly trained, experienced, and specialised in joint replacement surgeries. They are knowledgeable in the latest research, surgical techniques and implant technology.

In addition to performing routine hip and knee replacement surgery, more complex joint surgeries that our service provides include:

  • Complex Hip and Knee replacement
  • Revision Surgeries
  • Previous Trauma
  • Severe inflammatory arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Minimally invasive surgery for joint replacement
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Computer-assisted navigation surgery for joints
  • Upper limb joint replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Elbow replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Alternative bearing and hip replacement in the young
  • Deformity correction with osteotomies
  • Ankle replacement

Our patients have access to geriatricians, rehabilitation physicians, rheumatologists, nurse clinicians, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists, all specializing in total joint care.

Further to patient care, we also have a strong research and educational emphasis to be at the forefront of medical techniques available to our patients. We have a funded fellowship program and appointed clinician scientists.

​Almost everyone would have at least one episode of pain in the foot or ankle at some point in their lives.

In our fast paced hectic society, we understand how important it is to manage this pain so you can return to your activities with as little downtime as possible.

We maintain excellent working relationships with podiatrists, orthotists and physiotherapists. This allows us to manage your problems holistically and enables treatments that range from the non invasive including exercises, insoles and shockwave therapy to surgical options with optimum post operative rehabilitation.

Here at TTSH our specialty trained surgeons treat all conditions involving the foot and ankle. They include these conditions but not restricted to:-

  • Bunions
  • Hammer and claw toes
  • Flatfeet and High arched feet
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Ankle ligament sprains and tears
  • Ankle cartilage problems
  • Heel pain and Tendo Achilles painDeformities of the foot and ankle
  • Fractures and complex injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Diabetic related conditions of the foot including Charcot neuroarthropathy

Trained in a myriad array of skills which include traditional open surgery to arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery as well as use of the external and circular fixators, we strive to find the best solution for your problem.

We are a recognised center for teaching medical students and orthopaedic trainees and are involved in the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and NHG Orthopaedic Residency Program. Research is an important component of our service and we strive to further develop our practice and keep ourselves updated with the latest concepts and techniques.

We want to keep you walking.

​Tan Tock Seng Hospital is strategically located in the centre of Singapore and at the crossroads of 2 major highways.

It is well placed to receive and handle major trauma. It is the second largest hospital in Singapore with a bed capacity of 1200. We have traditionally, the highest trauma load in the country and are very experience with managing multiple trauma patients. We work closely with our colleagues in the trauma team. This comprise of specialists from General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine.

Our expertise include:

  • Osteosynthesis using the latest AO techniques
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): Minimally invasive plating and intramedullary nail fixation of fractures
  • Pelvic, sacral and acetabular surgery
  • Osteoporotic fracture fixation
  • Post-traumatic deformity correction using circular and monolateral fixators
  • Non union, bone defects and bone infection management

As a teaching hospital, orthopaedic trainees rotate through the department as part of their advanced surgical training program. We are the only hospital in Singapore to run the Advance Trauma and Life Support (ATLS) Course of the American College of Surgeons and Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course (DSTC) Course in Trauma Surgery.

​Our team of specialty-trained orthopaedic surgeons has extensive experience and expertise in musculoskeletal tumours. We provide a careful yet aggressive approach to tumour diagnosis, imaging, and treatment in an environment where communication with our patients is key.

We are committed to providing you with the most comprehensive care and education with regards to bone and soft tissue tumours.

We understand that having a bone and soft tissue tumour is a stressful situation and we want to work together with you and your family to diagnose and treat your condition within the best of our abilities.
The team strives to accommodate the patient's needs and emotional concerns, while providing optimum tumour care.

We have a team of dedicated and experienced doctors who specialize in:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumours
  • Reconstruction of severe bone and soft tissue loss due to tumour/ degenerative/ surgical conditions including mega-prosthetic reconstruction, major flap surgery and use of microsurgical techniques
  • Limb salvage surgery for malignant bone and soft-tissue sarcomas or life threatening infections like necrotizing fasciitis
  • Palliative and prophylactic stabilization surgeries for end stage musculoskeletal tumours with existing or potential pathological fractures
  • Complex pelvic resections and reconstruction surgeries including hemi-pelvectomy/ hemi-hemicorporectomy

We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach in close collaboration with pathologists, radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists in providing diagnosis, imaging and treatment in the form of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for bone and soft tissue tumours.

Early detection, accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment are the key in any cancer conditions – an approach that is available at our hospital.

​The Sports Medicine & Surgery Service provides diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with sports-related injuries of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Our Orthopaedic Sports Surgeons are highly trained in both traditional open surgery as well as minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery.

We work closely with sports physicians and physiotherapists to restore our patients to health to allow them to return to their sports.

The majority of our workload involves arthroscopic shoulder & knee surgeries. Increasingly, we are also performing hip and elbow arthroscopies to treat hip and elbow conditions, respectively. Our service also performs shoulder and elbow replacements for arthritis of the shoulders and elbows.

Common surgeries performed at our centre include:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization for dislocation and instability
  • Arthroscopic SLAP repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair for trArthroscopic capsular release for recalcitrant frozen shoulder
  • Radiofrequency treatment for recalcitrant tennis or golfer's elbows
  • Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or repair of torn meniscus in the knees
    ◦Arthroscopic and open ligament reconstruction for ligament tears of the knees (ACL, PCL, MCL, PLC and multi-ligamentous injuries)
  • Cartilage stimulation or resurfacing procedures for cartilage injuries of the knees

The Clinical Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Surgery offers prospective fellows the opportunity to learn the latest techniques of arthroscopic and open sports surgery, principally of the shoulders and knees.

Fellows will be required to actively participate in ward rounds, outpatient clinics, operation lists, department teaching sessions and journal clubs.

Fellows are also expected to be involved in clinical research and generate at least one published article in a peer-reviewed journal.


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