I graduated from University of Glasgow, UK with my basic medical degree (MBChB) in 2001 and continued my post graduate basic surgical training in the UK and returned to Singapore in 2006.
I went on to obtain my higher surgical qualifications (MRCS, M.Med) and was accredited by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) as a Hand Surgeon in 2012.
I was awarded the Higher Manpower Development Program for 2012 and completed my fellowship in Adelaide, South Australia with Professor Gregory Bain who is a world renowned upper limb specialist dealing with tertiary referrals from around Australia and region for complex shoulder, elbow and wrist disorders.
I have been working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) since 2008, and served as Chief of the Hand & Microsurgery Section there from 2013-2015. I continue to be a visiting consultant in TTSH and am actively involved in the training of the junior surgeons and residents.
My clinical interest includes treatment of all hand and wrist trauma and fractures, replantations and reconstructive microsurgery. I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery for the hand & wrist problems, including wrist arthroscopy, arthroscopic assisted surgery, percutaneous fixation and endoscopic peripheral nerve surgery. I also manage sports related injuries of the wrist and hand.
I was a senior clinical lecturer during my tenure in TTSH and was involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
I was also the fellowship director for hand surgery in TTSH. I had previously sat on the Examination Subcommittee for Hand Surgery Residency Program, and was an EXCO member of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery.
I am currently in the Asia Pacific Wrist Association. I published some articles and book chapters with Prof Greg Bain on the rare wrist condition known as Kienböck disease. I have also contributed a book chapter on lower limb flap in Grabb’s Encyclopedia of Flaps.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/yeo-chong-jin/
I am excited to be here to share/discuss Hand & Wrist conditions with everyone. I will be actively sharing questions.
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The skin on my fingers is swollen and thickened. My fingers are constantly bent and it’s hard to move them. They are bent down inwards and hard to be moved. What procedures are necessary to treat this?
My wrist is locked. I cannot bend it forward or backwards. The area around the wrist is also red but not swollen. I have tried compressing it with ice but it does not seem to help. It’s been close to 3 days since it’s locked. Should I see a doctor?
Doctor, why do I feel like I am losing strength in my grip? When I squeeze something, my arm hurts.
The base of my thumb is swollen and bulging after I accidentally fell and hit my palm yesterday. Should I seek medical help or is there something I can do at home to see if I can fix the bulge?
I used to bowl quite actively but have since retired from the game. I noticed that recently, the joints in my fingers and right hand have a burning sensation and in the morning, I often feel pain. Is this arthritis? What can I do to fix it?
I am 67 years old. I feel like I'm losing control of the fingers on my right hand. Sometimes they move or clench without me controlling them. Is this because of nerve damage?
Doctor, why is my right elbow joint so sensitive? Just touching it gives me shivers and when I accidentally bump it into a hard surface, it can hurt for days. Should I be concerned?
The area around my nails are swollen and my fingers are turning dark. It is now hard to move them. I cannot clench my fingers into a fist or bend them backwards. What problem am I having here?
I have a habit of cracking my knuckles by pushing my fingers inwards to my palm. However, yesterday I pushed my right little finger too hard and it cracked loudly. Now, it is shaky and painful. Is it a fracture? What risk would there be if I leave it untreated?
Doctor, my father has diabetes and his doctor has advised that we amputate the upper half of two of his fingers on his right hand. Will this affect the usage of his hand? Can we consider having finger implants for the parts that are amputated?