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Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sengkang General Hospital offers a full spectrum of services across Orthopaedic & Hand Surgery as well as Sports Medicine. Whether you're trying to get back in the game or just to your car, the SKH Orthopaedic care team strives to ensure that you’re are on the right track. We offer a range of both conservative and surgical solutions to alleviate your pain and restore your function, including minimally invasive and state-of-the-art novel therapeutic options.

Our team of surgeons and physicians provide excellent care for both acute (i.e. trauma, sports injuries) as well as chronic degenerative conditions (i.e. osteoarthritis, ‘wear and tear’ conditions). We also treat various disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons. Our Department places a strong emphasis on holistic care from diagnosis to treatment including surgery and rehabilitation. Your care plan will be unique to you, and our care team is focused on delivering the best patient experience possible.

Being the newest restructured hospital Singapore, we are equipped with the best and latest facilities to cater to your bone and joint health.

Request for a referral from your GP or polyclinic doctor to make an appointment with us today. If your diagnosis is not clear to you, or you wish to seek a second opinion with us – we are happy to assist. Make an appointment with us today.

Our Orthopaedic Clinical Services

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Trauma
  • Adult Reconstruction
  • Sports & Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Services

Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre

Our Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre is a one-stop service which evaluates your outcomes by both objective measures as well as your own subjective view on your condition. This allows us to track your progress when you are under treatment with us and empowers us to embark on cutting-edge research.

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Conditions We Treat

You'll find a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to Orthopaedic care at SKH. Our team of surgeons and physicians will tailor a treatment plan that is individualized to you and one that aims to alleviate symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

Prior to beginning treatment, your doctor will get to know you, your healthcare needs and your treatment goals. You'll learn about your specific therapy or procedure to ensure that you fully understand the treatment, recovery process, limitations or restrictions, and expected outcomes.

While surgery sometimes is the treatment of choice for an Orthopaedic injury or condition, it is rarely the first or only option. The non-exhaustive list of conditions that our specialist team treats are as follows:

 Knee Injuries

Low Back Pain Shoulder & Elbow Injuries Spine and Spinal Disorders

 

Orthopaedic Treatments Offered

The wide range of treatments offered by our Department include (but not limited to):

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Posterior Curciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Multiligament reconstruction of the knee
  • Joint Preservation Surgery, including meniscal repair, meniscal transplant, cartilage repair and osteotomy
  • Hip arthroscopy, femoral osteoplasty and labral repair
  • Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

 

FAQs

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery uses medical instruments and cameras that let doctors see the area being operated on without the need for large incisions. Minimally invasive surgery accomplishes the same treatment goals as traditional open surgery, but typically results in:

  • Less damage to surrounding muscles and tissues.
  • Less blood loss.
  • Shorter hospital stays.
  • Less scarring.
  • Speedier recovery times.

Smaller incisions.What should I expect immediately after surgery?

With just about any Orthopaedic surgical procedure, including joint replacement surgery, you'll have some pain and swelling. Your doctor and clinical team will work with you to effectively manage your pain and ensure you're healing as expected.

How long does it take to recover from Orthopaedic procedures?

Many factors determine how long it will take for you to fully recover and experience the benefits of the procedure. For some patients, recovery takes a few weeks. For others, it can take several months. Depending on your overall health, the condition for which you were treated and the type of surgery performed, you may be able to go home the same day or the day after surgery even if you had total joint replacement surgery.

In most cases, you'll be discharged to your home. In-home nursing care or outpatient physical therapy will maximize the benefits of your surgery. Talk to your Orthopaedic Surgeon to learn more about what your individual recovery plan may look like.

 

Our Care Team

Many of our Orthopaedic surgeons have advanced their education with overseas fellowship training in their chosen areas of practice. Rest assured that you’ll be managed and led by a team of experienced consultants at SKH. The Orthopaedic team collaborates with medical professionals from many other fields to ensure that your treatment is as comprehensive and thorough as possible.

 

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