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Dr Tan Chyn Hong
Dr Tan Chyn Hong
Shoulder Knee Elbow Specialist
- MBBS (Singapore)
- MRCS (Edinburgh)
- MMED (Ortho)
- FRCS (Edinburgh)
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 pioneered the technique of implantless arthroscopic rotator cuff shoulder surgery
in Singapore. He was the first 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.
Dr Tan Chyn Hong's love for sports
started when he joined the Raffles Institution Judo Club in 1987. He was
a 1991 SEA games national representative for Judo and he continues his
involvement with sports by treating athletes with injuries and getting athletes back on their feet.
He took on further training in Australia and underwent subspecialty
training dealing with shoulder, knee and elbow injuries where he worked
with professional athletes, as well as ordinary people with an
extraordinary love for their sport.
Dr Tan has extensive 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.
The meniscus is a shock absorbing
structure in the knee joint. It can be torn during a twisting injury to
the knee. The treatment can be to clean up and smoothen the torn edges
or to repair the meniscus using special implants. It is always
preferential to repair and preserve the meniscus if possible.
Ligament reconstruction of the knee is a
very common procedure especially the anterior cruciate ligament. The
ligaments help to stabilise the knee and when there is a ligament tear,
the knee tends to become unstable and buckle under the patient’s weight.
Reconstruction usually involves using the patient’s own tendon to
replace the torn ligaments.
Cartilage is a white lining of cells
over the ends of the bone forming the knee joint. Damaged cartilage if
left untreated will lead to arthritis resulting in knee pain and
stiffness. Cartilage regeneration surgery involves using specialized techniques.
MOH ministry of health clinical practice guidelines on treatment of Osteoarthrities of the knees. Sept 2007
rupture of the deltoid muscle during a pull-up: a case report. - Han F,
Tan HM, Tan CH, Kumar VP. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Sep;21(9):e8-10.
doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2012.05.026. Epub 2012 Jun 27.
- The medial
transepicondylar approach to the elbow: a little-known technique. - Ming
BT, Hong TC, Kumar VP. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Apr;72(4):1086-8.
- The posterior neuromuscular
compartment of the deltoid.- Hong TC, Kumar VP, Nather A. Plast Reconstr
Surg. 2005 May;115(6):1660-4.
for an appointment with dr tan, contact:
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre 38 Irrawaddy Road #09-42 Singapore 329563
+ 65 6339 5063
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