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Foot & Ankle Surgery in Singapore

Details of hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Foot & Ankle Surgery.

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at Raffles Hospital

4 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. David Wong Him Choon

Percutaneous nucleoplasty, biacuplasty, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

Dr. Lim Yeow Wai

Sports, traumatic, degenerative and reconstructive surgery.

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

45 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Liang Te Shan

General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgery

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at National University Hospital

34 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Shamal Das De

Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Prof. Wong Hee Kit

Head & Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre

KK Women's And Children's Hospital

An integrated medical facility and tertiary referral center for healthcare concerns of women, children and babies.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at KK Women's And Children's Hospital

9 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Assist. Prof. Arjandas Mahadev

Head, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Lim Boon Leong

Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Changi General Hospital

A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at Changi General Hospital

32 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Chua Thai Chong David

Chief of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lee Haw Chou

Director of Spine Service

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at Gleneagles Hospital

37 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Liang Te Shan

General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgery

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and Communicable Diseases.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Assoc. Prof. Ganesan Naidu Rajamoney

Head of Department (Orthopedic Surgery).

Dr. Lee Keng Thiam

Chief of Sports Medicine and Surgery Service

Singapore General Hospital

SGH is Singapore public sector's flagship hospital, the oldest and largest tertiary hospital and national referral centre. They provide the best and yet affordable medical services to its patients.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at Singapore General Hospital

Alexandra Hospital

A general and acute care hospital at the western end of Singapore, specializing in geriatric care and ambulatory services.

Availability:

Foot & Ankle Surgery is available at Alexandra Hospital

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About Foot & Ankle Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Foot & Ankle Surgery?

This is a type of orthopedic and podiatry surgery that is concerned with diagnosing and treating disorders of the foot. It focus on restoring functionality in the foot in order to ease the suffering of a patient. There are many causes of foot disorders; some are caused by accidents while others are congenital.


The Diagnosis

A foot & ankle surgeon is equipped with knowledge and skills to treat surgical and non-surgical foot & ankle disorders. In adults, foot & ankle pain is caused by a variety of factors. Thus, the surgeon is trained to establish the connection between the foot & ankle, the spine and arthritis. In addition, the doctor is well equipped to deal with congenital foot & ankle disorders.


The diagnosis process will involve:
  • A physical examination of the foot & ankle
  • A number of questions related to the foot & ankle
  • A CT scan
  • An MRI
  • An X-ray of the foot & ankle

Treatment

The treatment will largely be based on the results of the various tests conducted. Sometimes, the physician will recommend that the person takes some painkillers. This will usually be followed by advice to ease pressure on the affected foot and/or ankle for some time.

Other treatments may involve placing ice packs on the foot. He or she may also offer some ointments to ease the swelling. At times, corticosteroids may be given to reduce inflammation. The doctor may bind the foot in bandages to restrict the movement and to give it time to heal.

In case surgery is necessary, it will be performed to remove any damaged tissues. These tissues usually affect movement in the foot, thus lowering a person’s quality of life. At times, surgery is performed to replace the ankle joint.

Ankle joint replacement takes place when in the doctor’s opinion it is damaged beyond salvation. The surgery will at times involve lengthening calf muscles. This is done in order to reduce pressure on the tendons of the foot. The Achilles heel tendon is usually the target of such an operation.

In the case of congenital disorder such as clubfoot, an operation is usually performed to restore the child’s foot to its normal shape. This will enable the child to lead a normal life without complications. Congenital disorders should be reported as early as possible to a qualified medical practitioner.

Recovery : Recovering from a foot or ankle operation can take months or weeks. In addition, one is given special guidelines on how to lead their life. It is important to note that the quality of the ankle or foot cannot be restored to its former state. Thus, for someone such as an athlete, it might mean having to terminate a career. This is still preferable to risking being permanently crippled.

After care : An operation to correct disorders of the foot varies in intensity. Sometimes the patient will only have to stay in hospitals for a few days. In other cases, the patient will have to stay under observation for close to two weeks.

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