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Dr Sean Ng
MBBS, MMed Surgery, MRCS, FRCS

Ardmore Orthopaedic Clinic

3 Mount Elizabeth #15-10, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

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Dr Ng is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Sports Surgery, Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. He obtained his postgraduate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006, and his Masters of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2007.

He subsequently obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2010. He was a Consultant with the Foot and Ankle Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), as well as a board member of the Medical Board of SGH.

He is currently a Visiting Consultant back at SGH. Dr Ng completed his orthopaedic foot and ankle training (Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Program) at the largest and most prestigious hospital in Switzerland, the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve (HUG) in Geneva, and as well as the La Tour Hopital in Geneva.

Besides being trained in general orthopaedic and trauma surgery, Dr Ng has an active interest in foot and ankle surgery. Other than the management and correction of deformities of common foot and ankle conditions, he is especially interested in percutaneous and minimally invasive surgery of the foot. The aims of percutaneous surgery is to achieve as good a result as open surgery, with minimal scarring, and hence more cosmetically acceptable to the patient.

Dr Ng is the only surgeon able to offer such a service locally. As such, he is also a member of the GRECMIP (European Group for the Study and Research of Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Dr Ng is an active sportsperson, and thus is very keen on sports surgery Sports surgery would include regions that are commonly affected in people who do sports, and these areas include the shoulder, hip and knee.

Conditions suitable to percutaneous/ minimally invasive surgery include:

- Bunions or hallux valgus
- Clawed toes, bunionettes (Taylor's bunion)
- Metatarsalgia (pain beneath the ball of the foot)
- Ankle instability and joint pain
- Plantar fasciitis (chronic heel pain)

Other conditions seen and managed include:
- Sports surgery (Knees, hips and shoulders)
- Management of diabetic foot deformities and ulcers
- Hip and knee replacement surgery
- Knee arthroscopy, meniscal surgery and cruciate ligament reconstruction
- Fracture care and joint dislocation treatment

Dr Ng is highly involved in undergraduate and post graduate medical teaching and training. He is a Clinical Tutor in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, as well as with the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. Dr Ng is a well-respected teacher, mentor and examiner. He is part of the Core Faculty in the Singhealth Orthopaedic Residency Transitional Year Program.

He has also published in many peer reviewed journals and taken part in many international conferences, and is also a reviewer for the Malaysian Medical Journal. Dr Ng is an avid sportsman. Besides being involved in an amateur basketball league, he tries to gym and run regularly. He has also started doing triathlons and aims to complete and compete in more events in future.

Dr Ng is proficient in English, Mandarin, Hokkien and Teochew. He is also conversant in Japanese and is able to speak a smattering of French.

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I have a lot of problems with my back and neck for around 2 years that has caused me a lot of pain in my life. Due to that, I decided to check Dr Ng out because I've received a lot of good feedback from friends and family about Dr Ng, and he’s able to advise me on my sleepi...
18 May 2018
Dr Sean Ng is a very cheerful and nice doctor that offers non-invasive solutions based on my medical problems. In addition to that, he is also very patient with me. As I was pretty worried about my condition, he made sure that I am at peace and made sure to answer my queries w...
18 May 2018
Dr Ng is helpful with prescriptions and helps lessen the pain in my lower back. He’s a very friendly and cheerful person to talk to, and he’s also very reassuring. I will be back again in two months to get my supplements.
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What should I do next if my wrist has not recovered completely after a fall?

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Is minimally invasive bunion surgery suitable for my severe bunions? (photo)

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What is the pain level and downtime for minimally invasive bunion surgery?

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What should I do for flat foot problem causing heel pain and back pain?

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What are non-surgical alternatives for a torn ankle ligament that is causing ankle pain? (photo)

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