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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...
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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...
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24 Nov 2017
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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ASK DR SEAN NG: HOW TO TREAT BUNIONS

Bunions are a common condition that a lot of Singaporeans suffer from. The malaligned bone is not caused by wearing tight shoes, although that can worsen the condition. Bunions run in families, because foot type (shape and structure) is hereditary, and some types are just more prone to bunions than others.

Dr Sean Ng answered readers' questions on how to treat bunions.

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Dear Jovan, Dr Dinesh has provided quite a comprehensive list of causes for sciatica. It would definitely be important to find out the exact cause of the problem, with that from impingment of the nerves from a prolapsed lumbar disc or disc bulge, being the most common. It woul...
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Hi, I think the most important thing to answer is, what is the cause of your foot pain. We need to find the root problem, and aim towards managing that. There are many many causes of foot pain, with plantar fasciitis being the most common. We would need to examine your foot a...
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Dear Zach, Yes, I agree with Dr Dinesh. Most PCL injuries are treated conservatively, via physiotherapy and rehabilitation. If your accident is 3 years ago, and the knee is starting to be symptomatic again, the most important thing to exclude is whether there are any other new i...
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Hi Zach, To further add on, yes, PCL injury complications are usually not as serious compared to ACL injuries. Early post-traumatic osteoarthritis is always one of the potential complications in an ACL injury. Rotational instability increase the wear rate of the knee joint, and this leads to ear...
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Pain is very subjective. On a scale of 1-10, patient A’s pain score of 2 may be patient B’s score of 7. Nonetheless, there are ways to try reduce the discomfort and pain. Pre-operatively, the surgical technique would be the most important. Why would someone opt for a ...
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Bunion surgery is done via either the traditional open method or a keyhole/ MIS method. It depends on the severity of the bunion, and what technique the surgeon is competent and proficient in. My first option would always be to offer a keyhole correction for a patient if I feel t...
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Bunion correction usually gives good results and satisfaction rates. As one of the causes for bunions are usually about 90% genetic, we will always quote a risk of recurrence of about 5-10%. This does not depend on what technique is done, whether it is open or keyhole. So again, ...
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If done properly, a patient would be able to weight bear the same day after surgery. I give my post-op patients a special post-op surgical shoe, that allows the patient to fully weight bear and walk on, the same day of surgery. This is applicable to both open and keyhole techniqu...
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Bunions get progressively worse with time. They do not reverse, and it really just depends when you want to get them corrected. An example of a normal toes vs overlapping toes: It is an anatomical and genetic problem, and they will not be able to reverse and go back to t...
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90% of bunions are inherently genetic. 10% is due to footwear - tight, pointy shoes. High heels. So after bunion surgery, we always quote patients a risk of recurrence of 5-10%. Of course surgical technique is important. What patients can do to reduce the risk of recurrence wo...
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Bunions get progressively worse with time. They do not reverse, and it really just depends when you want to get them corrected. An example of a normal toes vs overlapping toes: It is an anatomical and genetic problem, and they will not be able to reverse and go back to t...
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Bunions are not life and death surgery. It really is a matter of how much discomfort and pain it is causing you, and how much deformity there is. The deformity can be that of just the big toe, or sometimes it may affect the other toes as the bunion gets progressively worse. Bu...
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Hi Jasmine Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for bunions are usually done for mild to moderate cases of bunions. Sometimes severe ones can be done too, but it would depend on other factors as well. There is a higher recurrence rate for severe bunions if MIS correction is done...
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Hi Lucas, Looking at your MRI, and hearing about your symptoms, I think there are a few things to consider. People with ankle ligament injuries, if left untreated, invariably complain of either persistent/ chronic pain, or instability. And if it’s pain, it can be due to...
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Hi, Thank you for your email. I see plenty of torn ankle ligaments, and that is something that is extremely common. Often it starts from a simple sprain. If not taken care of properly, this may lead to either prolonged pain, or instability. These are the two most common compla...
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Hi Joce Thank you for your question. From the pictures, your bunions are definitely suitable for minimally invasive (MIS) / keyhole surgical correction. I would have to examine them more thoroughly and look at the X-rays to be doubly sure. A painful bunion is an indication for...
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Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your question. It’s something I get asked very frequently. Unfortunately, the answer would be a big emphatic yes. 90% of bunions are genetic (do see your mother’s, grandma’s, sisters or female cousins feet). Most people w...
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Hi Cherlene, thank you for the questions. 2 months would have been more than sufficient time for a superficial abscess to heal by secondary intention. As Dr Ang has mentioned, the pictures do look like the abscess has healed. All the purplish tissue you mention are usually the sc...
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