I am Dr Lai Choon Hin, Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
I have over 30 years experience, with expertise in all forms of treatment and surgery for the hip, knee, neck and back, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle, ligaments injuries and fractures.
I have extensive experience in joint replacements of hip and knee of patients with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Avascular Necrosis and repeat surgery of failed joint replacments which has loosened, worn out or damaged.
I received my advanced training in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle and tumour surgery and worked for 2 years in the Mayo Clinic, USA. At the Mayo Clinic, I learned and used the anterolateral approach for hip replacement, having a zero rate of hip dislocation compared to the posterior approach for hip replacement surgery commonly used in Singapore.
I do minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, computer navigation surgery, and robotic surgery for hip and knee surgery.
I was former Director and senior consultant, Adult Reconstruction Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, performing joint replacement and reconstruction surgeries for arthritis, sports injuries and fractures of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle for more than 20 years.
I was President, Singapore Orthopaedic Association in 2007 and founded the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association (AAA) to teach doctors in Orthopaedics in ASEAN countries.
I have published in Current Orthopedics and Clinical Research, Journal of Trauma and The Knee, and presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Association (AAOS), Mayo Clinic Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Courses, Mayo Clinic Alumni Meetings, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Asia-Pacific Arhtroplasty Society (APAS), Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Society (APOS) and international conferences in China, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and ASEAN nations.
Learn more about Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/mount-elizabeth-novena-hospital-singapore/
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/lai-choon-hin/
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