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Dr. Lai Choon Hin

Dr. Lai Choon HinVerified

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Overview

Dr. Lai Choon Hin is a US fellowship-trained senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty interests in hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow replacement as well as tumour surgery. He is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of fractures, spinal conditions, and arthritis.

He completed his MBBS at the National University of Singapore in 1979. After being admitted as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1984, he was awarded the HMDP scholarship by Singapore’s Ministry of Health to train at the Mayo Clinic (USA) in adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery, biomechanics, tumour surgery, and bone physiology. He was then appointed as an adult reconstruction fellow at the Mayo Clinic’s orthopaedics department, allowing him to specialise in hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow primary and revision replacement surgery.

Upon his return to Singapore, he joined Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he served as director of the adult reconstruction service, department of orthopaedic surgery. He then went into private practice and is now the director of the AP Centre for Joint Reconstruction at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre.

In 2007, he founded the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association to train surgeons in the ASEAN countries. He was also the president of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association.

Education
  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 1979
Medical training
  • Internship in internal medicine, Singapore General Hospital, 1980
  • Residency in general surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1984
  • Residency in orthopaedic surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 1988
Certifications
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1984
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 1989
Professional Memberships
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Languages spoken
  • Hokkien
  • Teochew
  • Mandarin
  • English
Insurance
  • Cigna
Affiliated Hospital
Clinics
AP Centre for Joint Reconstruction
AP Centre for Joint Reconstruction['Orthopaedic surgery', 'General surgery'] in Singapore
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The AP Centre for Joint Reconstruction is an orthopaedic clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre. It offers specialist care for local and international patients with all forms of musculoskeletal problems, such as spinal conditions, fractures, and [arthritis](http://www.docdoc.com/info/condition/arthritis). It specialises in joint reconstruction and replacement surgery. It also treats and manages patients with failed joint replacements caused by periprosthetic fractures, loosening, and infections. The surgical procedures are carried out using minimally invasive methods, such as computer navigation surgery and robot-assisted surgery. The clinic is the private practice of Dr. Lai Choon Hin, a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in joint replacement surgery and vast experience in treating fractures, spinal conditions, and arthritis. He completed his MBBS at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1979. Following the completion of his specialist training, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Edinburgh in 1984. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS) and was an adult reconstruction fellow at the Mayo Clinic (USA) where he subspecialised in joint replacement and tumour surgery. Upon his return to Singapore, he joined Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a senior consultant and subsequently, the director of the adult reconstruction surgery service. He was also appointed as senior clinical lecturer at NUS as well as examiner for MBBS, Master’s, and FRCS examinations. He is the former president of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association and founder of the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association.

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Language Spoken: Chinese (Simplified) ,Cantonese ,English ,Hokkien ,Malay ,Mandarin
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