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About Dr Kay Kiat Lim

1. Specialty/Sub-Specialty/Area of Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery

2. Services

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Arthroscopy of the knee (including meniscus surgery and ligament reconstructions), hip, ankle and shoulder (including treatment for dislocations and shoulder pain)
  • Joint Replacement of the knee, hip, ankle, shoulder and elbow for fractures and arthritis
  • Cartilage Resurfacing including autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI or MACI)
  • Shoulder Surgery – impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tendon tears, frozen shoulder, arthritis
  • Hand Surgery – carpal tunnel syndrome, tumours, trigger finger
  • Spine Surgery – discectomy, decompression, fusion
  • Foot & Ankle Surgery – ankle sprains, Achilles tendon pain, heel pain, flat feet, bunions, arthritis
  • Orthopaedic Trauma – fractures, dislocations, soft tissue injuries
  • Paediatric/Children Orthopaedics
  • Treatment of Osteoporosis
  • Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Treatment of Overuse Sports Injuries
  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for tendon/soft tissue disorders
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for tendon/soft tissue disorders
  • Viscosupplementation injection of hyaluronic acid (lubricant) for knee and ankle arthritis

3. Experience 

Dr Lim Kay Kiat is an Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports injuries with a subspecialty in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 

Dr Lim obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 1996 and went on to pursue postgraduate training in Surgery. Thereafter, he was admitted as a Member of the Royal of College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001. The following year, he obtained a Masters of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery from the National University of Singapore and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005. Being awarded a training grant from the SingHealth Talent Development Fund, Dr Lim was a Foot and Ankle fellow in the University of Toronto and underwent subspecialty training at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada between 2006 and 2007.

At Changi General Hospital, Dr Lim has been practicing as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon as well as being the director of the Foot and Ankle Service. He performed the first total ankle replacement in Changi General Hospital and has been instrumental in pioneering the use of maggot debridement therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers there. As a surgeon also running a practice in the Changi Sports Medicine Centre, Dr Lim counts amongst his many patients, several S-League and National soccer players, junior and development team athletes as well as dancers with lower extremity injuries.

Having a keen research interest in foot and ankle disorders and gait, Dr Lim has received several research grants and been published in major Orthopaedic scientific journals.

To add on, Dr Lim is also a passionate educator. He actively contributes in teaching and mentoring medical students and young doctors. He holds a teaching appointment from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore for training undergraduate medical students. He is also involved in the training of specialist Orthopaedic surgeons, acting as mentor and supervisor for surgeons in-training. He has been teaching faculty for the National University of Singapore Postgraduate Course in Orthopaedic Surgery over the past few years. This is a course targeted at local and international trainee Orthopaedic surgeons. Outside of Orthopaedic surgery, Dr Lim has been an instructor for the Advanced Trauma Life Support course since 2004 and has acted as advisor/mentor for biomechanics students from the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore.

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