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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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23 Mar 2018
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 ...
13 Feb 2018
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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ASK DR HENRY CHAN: HOW TO GET RID OF KNEE PAIN
July 20th, 2018

Is knee pain getting in the way of your life? Join Dr Henry Chan, an expert orthopaedic surgeon, as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all the common questions on knee pain and how you can get rid of it. 

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KNEE REPLACEMENTS IN SINGAPORE (2018)
February 5th, 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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A SURGEON'S NO BS GUIDE TO BACK PAIN TREATMENTS IN SINGAPORE THAT WORK
February 1st, 2018

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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What should I do next if I have a muscle strain at my hip for more than a month?

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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How is arthritis diagnosed in a young female with aching finger joints?

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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How do I get rid of wrist discomfort that had no preceding trigger?

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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Can a meniscus tear heal on its own? How is a meniscus tear treated? 

Hi, healing of a meniscus depends on the location, the size, the pattern and the chronicity, however, in general, the healing of a meniscus tear is typically not good. Hence it depends on your symptoms, if you only have mild ache with no swelling on prolonged running, then I will...
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What is the age limit for a knee replacement?

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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Could lifting heavy weights worsen my bow legs? Do I need to avoid certain exercises?

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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When is surgery required for a torn ankle ligament?

Dear Lucus, Typically, ATFL ligament tear do not give rise to pain/ swelling after 9 months (of course it's painful like hell during the initial injury), so this persistent pain/ swelling that is bothering you is definitely not normal. I am sorry that this injury caused you to gi...
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Should I seek help for my neck strain?

Hi Desmond, Thank you very much for your questions. You are very right that most of the neck problems in your age group is likely due to bad posture (humans are not designed to stare at laptops/ handphones for prolonged period of time). However, if you feel that the symptoms a...
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How can I get rid of longstanding severe shoulder muscle ache?

Hi Jinle, Thank you for your email. I would suggest you to get a proper check up by a doctor or Orthopaedic Surgeon - normal "shoulder strain" should not persist for more than a few weeks, and sometimes the pain felt at the shoulder may not be related to any shoulder problem, the...
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What could be the cause for soreness at the top and sole of my feet?

Hi Jay, Thank you for your email. This persistent foot pain is definitely not normal, typical "sprain/ strain" should resolve within a week or two. Before we start, we need to ask you a few more questions about your symptoms: 1. Was there any injuries involved? (it means that we mig...
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