Asian Healthcare Specialists (Alvernia)
Mount Alvernia Hospital
820 Thomson Road
Medical Centre A
9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm (Mon – Fri)
9am to 1pm (Sat)
Dr Tan Chyn Hong, an elbow, knee and shoulder specialist surgeon, was the head of division of Sports Medicine in National University Hospital in Singapore before moving on to private practice. He led a team of orthopaedic surgeons, sports physician and sports therapist, to provide comprehensive medical care to athletes. His patients included national athletes (basketball, netball, canoeists, judo, taekwondo etc) and professional footballers.
Dr Tan has a special interest in the treatment of Shoulder, Knee and Elbow problems. He was an early adopter of the technique of implantless arthroscopic rotator cuff shoulder surgery in Singapore. He was the initial surgeon in Singapore to perform the keyhole rotator cuff repair without using any metal or plastic implants.
In 2007, he was part of the workgroup appointed by Ministry of Health to develop the national clinical practice guidelines in the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. In the same year, he was awarded the inaugural College of Surgeons Gold medal from the Academy of Medicine Singapore for being the most outstanding candidate in the fellowship examination of the Royal College of Surgeons (Orthopaedic Surgery) Edinburgh.
He completed a fellowship in Australia where he received further sub-specialty training in the Shoulder, Knee and Elbow. His work in Australia involved the treatment of professional athletes with sports injuries as well as patients with degenerative conditions like rotator cuff tears and arthritis of the shoulder and knee. He has a lot experience dealing with knee problems including meniscus surgery, ligament reconstruction (anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, collateral ligament) and cartilage regeneration. Most of these surgeries can be done arthroscopically (keyhole approach) with minimal pain and quicker recovery.
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