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Dr Henry Chan
MBBS, MRCS, MMed, FAMS

HC Orthopaedic Surgery

3 Mount Elizabeth #15-14 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

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Dr. Henry Chan was awarded the prestigious scholarship by the Human Manpower Development Program (HMDP) from the Ministry of Healthy Singapore and completed his Revision Hip and Knee arthroplasty fellowship at the Helios Endo-Klinik in Hamburg, Germany in 2014. It is the largest hip and knee reconstruction centre in Europe which perform more than 5000 joint replacement annually and specialized in complex revision hip and knee surgeries.

Since then, Dr. Henry Chan has been spearheading the Joint Replacement Unit in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and had performed more than 1000 joint replacements till date. He is well respected in the region and had been invited as a instructor for basic and advanced joint replacement courses in various countries including Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and India.

His special interest is computer assisted joint replacement surgeries (Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Unicompartment Knee Replacement) such as pinless computer navigation, patient specific instrumentation (PSI) and robotic surgery (Makoplasty).

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1 Feb 2017
My nephew had an accident in school during recess. A boy was running across the canteen and collided into my nephew. Luckily he did not hit his head and managed to break his fall with his hands. He seemed ok at first but later complained that his wrist hurt. On a friend's recommendation we decided ...
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Ballroom dancing is my hobby. I started after my children had grown up and at first it was just to past the time. Very soon I got to meet many many friends and in the blink of an eye 10 wonderful years of dancing passed. The pain started with slight ache at the right especially w...
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KNEE REPLACEMENTS IN SINGAPORE (2018)

This post will serve as your one-stop destination for all things knee replacement in Singapore. I cover all the most popular questions that patients ask me, such as:

  • How much does knee replacement cost in Singapore
  • Whether you can avoid having a knee replacement surgery
  • What's the best knee replacement procedure
  • How to choose the best knee replacement surgeon
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MEET THE EXPERT: DR HENRY CHAN

Meet Dr Henry Chan, an orthopaedic surgeon who is very passionate about getting his patients moving and enjoying active lifestyles again. He has performed more than 5,000 knee surgeries till date to help his patients put the spring back in their steps!

He knew that he wanted to go into the field of Orthopaedics very early on in his career because he liked the hands on and 'instant' aspect of it. He finds it very rewarding when he retifies a broken bone, straightens a crooked leg, and sees his patients walking freely without pain after surgery. 

Watch the video to find out how technology has changed the field of Orthopaedics and what makes him happy. 

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ASK DR HENRY CHAN: HOW TO GET RID OF KNEE PAIN

Don't let knee pain get in the way of your life. Dr Henry Chan answered reader questions on the causes of knee pain and the effective ways on how you can get rid of it. 

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A SURGEON'S NO BS GUIDE TO BACK PAIN TREATMENTS IN SINGAPORE THAT WORK

What do TCM practitioners, Orthopaedic surgeons, Sport medicine doctors, physiotherapists and chiropractors have in common? That's right, they all see Singaporeans with back pain.

Back pain treatment is a multi-million dollar industry in Singapore - clearly, the problem afflicts many of us. It's no wonder that tons of marketing money is poured into targeting back pain sufferers.

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Hi Michael, This is a common question who is asked by everybody suffering from severe osteoarthritis of the knees. Total knee replacement surgery is very safe, and the success rate is well over 97-98%. But of course, like any other surgery, there are several potential ri...
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First of all, we need to find out why you are having persistent knee pain in the first place. Without finding out the cause, your knee pain will never be resolved and you will have to keep taking strong painkillers like NSAIDs continuously for a prolonged period of time. That's w...
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PRP stands for platelet rich plasma injection . This technique is developed based on the fact that platelets cells in our own blood contains a vast amount of our bodies’ natural growth factors and healing power. The process of PRP injection is incredibly simple. First, ...
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Hi Rambo, Our knee ligaments are bands of tough, elastic, connective tissues that help stablise our joints. They prevent our knees from buckling when we play sports, or during our daily activities. Typically, there are a few causes of “knees buckling”: 1...
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Osteoarthritis means the “normal” wear and tear of the joints, and the accompanied inflammation (“itis” means inflammation in Latin, typically presented as pain and swelling). It comes with aging, but of course, to varying degrees and different severity. ...
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Dear Bon, From your description, it's likely that you are suffering from Trochanteric bursitis - it means there is inflammation of the bursa (which is a cushion) between the thigh bone and the iliotibial band which is a large muscle connecting the pelvis all the way to the knee. ...
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Hi Fire, The aches and pain in your hand may not be entirely due to just "overuse". Arthritis means inflammation in the joints, typically we classified into 4 categories: 1. "Normal" wear and tear/ Aging (For e.g Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis) - these happens in every person, w...
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Hi Marc, Thank you for your email. From your description, it's likely that you are suffering from DeQuervain's tenosynovitis (aka texting thumb), basically it's due to the excessive usage of the thumb (likely from texting!) that is now causing some inflammation in the tendon sheath. (you can try ...
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Hi CZYJ, Age is just a number, if your mom has been taking care of herself well. The average life span for a Singaporean woman is now 86 years old, according to the Singapore Census 2010. I’ve known patients who are not even 40 years old, and have lost 3 limbs (both legs...
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Hi Green Arrow, It's actually not uncommon to have bow legs in this part of the world, it's probably in our genes that we have a little bit of bow-leggedness in the Asian populations. It's also quite common in those elite athletes when they start training at a very young age beca...
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Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your question, you do have mild to moderate hallux valgus and bunion on the left, and we will have to perform X rays and examination to fully evaluate the severity of your hallux valgus. The pain that you are experiencing is mainly due to the excessive...
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