Lim Wei-An Joel
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Dr  Lim Wei-An Joel

Dr Lim Wei-An Joel

​MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho), FAMS


Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interest: Adult Reconstruction Service

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Complex Hip and Knee Disorder, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Fractures, Hip Surgery, Robotic Joint Arthroplasty.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Joel Lim is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Adult Reconstruction Orthopaedic surgery. He graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2011 and was awarded the Khong Ban Tze Medal (Best Student in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Final MBBS Examination). He was admitted to the SingHealth Residency in 2011 and obtained his Masters of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2019. He was subsequently appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2020.

Dr Joel specialises in advanced complex adult reconstruction surgeries and spent a large amount of his training with the SGH Adult Reconstruction Team. In 2023, he was the first and only Singaporean surgeon to be awarded the Ling hip fellowship at the world renowned Exeter Hip Unit, United Kingdom. Having spent one year at the birthplace of the world’s most implanted cemented hip replacement, Dr Joel was mentored to perform muscle sparing total hip replacement, complex and revision hip arthroplasty surgeries. Dr Joel’s practice involves the utilisation of evidence-based robotic technology to aid in performing highly accurate surgeries for best clinical outcomes. His practice interests include minimally invasive hip & knee reconstructive surgeries and joint preserving surgeries.

On top of his clinical duties, Dr Joel has presented at numerous international, regional and local conferences including multiple presentations at the prestigious American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meetings. He has published papers in high impact factor journals such as the Bone & Joint Journal and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.


  • ​Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
  • MBBS (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  1. Implants Workgroup, Sengkang General Hospital - Member
  2. Happy Knee Programme, Sengkang General Hospital - Exco member
  3. SKH Ensure Safer Systems Taskforce - Member
  4. SKH Infection Prevention and Control Committee - Member


  1. ​SingHealth Duke-NUS Surgical & Anaesthesia Congress 2019 Perioperative Simulation Challenge 2019 Champions, 2019
  2. 3rd AOTrauma Asia Pacific Scientific Congress & TK Expert's Symposium Merit Best Paper Award, 28 May 2016
  3. SingHealth Residency RISE Awards Certification of Commendation, 2012
  4. Singapore Health Services, SingHealth Best Resident, 2012
  5. Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award Winner, 2012
  6. Khong Ban Tze Medal (Best Student In Orthopaedic Surgery in the Final MBBS Examination), 2011

Research Interests


​1.      Lim JW, Liow MH, Tan AH. Post-operative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs do not affect clinical outcomes of rotator cuff repair. Journal of Orthopaedics. 2020 Jan 1;17:113-5.

 2.      Xu S, Lim WJ, Chen JY, Lo NN, Chia SL, Tay DK, Hao Y, Yeo SJ. The influence of obesity on clinical outcomes of fixed-bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a ten-year follow-up study. The bone & joint journal. 2019 Feb;101(2):213-20.

 3.      Lim JW, Chen JY, Chong HC, Pang HN, Tay DK, Chia SL, Lo NN, Yeo SJ. Pre-existing patellofemoral disease does not affect 10-year survivorship in fixed bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2018 Oct 4:1-7.

 4.      Yeh JZ, Chen JY, Lim JW, Pang HN, Tay DK, Chia SL, Lo NN, Yeo SJ. Postoperative fixed flexion deformity greater than 10 lead to poorer functional outcome 10 years after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2018 Jun 1;26(6):1723-7.

 5.      Lim JW, Lee YHD, 2017. Creating a tibial tunnel. Techniques in ACL Surgery. Jaypee Brothers, Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited.

 6.      Joshi Nikhil N, Lim JW, Yeo W, Yue WM. Elderly patients achieving clinical and radiological outcomes comparable with those of younger patients following minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Asian spine journal. 2017 Apr;11(2):230.

 7.      Lim WA, Razak HR, Lim LW, Dhanaraj ID, Mosaid SM, Tan HC. Outcomes are favorable in Asian patients undergoing deltoid-on open rotator cuff repair without acromioplasty. Journal of orthopaedics. 2015 Sep 1;12(3):126-9.

Research Trials