Dr Ooi Lai Hock

Island Orthopaedic (Mount Elizabeth Hospital)

3 Mount Elizabeth #05-08 Mount Elizabeth Orchard Medical Centre Singapore 228510

Monday to Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Sunday or Public Holidays: Closed

6737 5683

Island Orthopaedic (Mount Elizabeth Novena)

38 Irrawaddy Road #05-42 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre Singapore 329563

Monday to Friday: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Sunday or Public Holidays: Closed

6352 0529

Island Orthopaedic (Mount Alvernia Hospital)

820 Thomson Road #01-01/02 Mount Alvernia Medical Centre A Singapore 574623

Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Sunday or Public Holidays: Closed

6356 0588
Designation

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medical Director, Island Orthopaedic

Qualifications

MBBS (London), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Orthopaedics) (Singapore), FRCS (Orthopaedics) (Edinburgh)

Conditions Treated
  • Ankle and knee arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for cartilage injuries and resurfacing with Cartifill or cartilage substitutes
  • Knee replacement surgery, osteotomies, meniscus surgery and cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Ankle lateral ligament reconstructive surgery for ankle instability
  • Bunions and Hallux Valgus Surgery
  • Surgery for lesser toe deformities eg. hammer toe, bunionette
  • Fracture fixation
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet and Hyprocure surgery
  • Foot, ankle and knee arthritis
  • Foot, ankle and knee tendon injuries
  • Management of diabetic foot deformities and ulcers
Achievements
  • Best trainee and in the physical fitness test at the 53rd Reservist Medical Officer Course, Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corp, July 2002
  • Awarded the Zimmer-AOA ASEAN travelling fellowship, 2005
  • Top 10 Teacher Award, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2007-2008
  • Silver Excellent Service Award, 2008
  • Singapore Medical Journal Best Research Paper Award, 2008
  • Received a grant from the National Medical Research Council of Singapore for the research project “The biomechanical characteristics of the tendons of the hand – a human cadaveric study”
Medical Philosophy

“I always give my patients the best care they need and empower them to make the right choice of treatments for their orthopaedic problems or injuries.”

Education
  • MBBS from United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London, 1996
  • MRCS (Edinburgh), 2000
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) (Singapore), 2001
  • FRCS (Orthopaedic Surgery) (Edinburgh), 2005
Background
  • Former Medical Board Member at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • Former Deputy Head and Consultant at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • Former Division Chief of the Foot & Ankle, and Sports Medicine Services at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • Holds dual sub-specialty areas of expertise in foot and ankle surgery, as well as hip and knee surgery, after receiving his sub-specialty training at the Perth Orthopaedic Institute, Australia, under the Ministry of Health HMDP Training Award programme
Academic & Research Contributions

Academic Contributions :

  • Conducted extensive research, published in medical journals such as Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Singapore Medical Journal
  • Participated in local and regional conferences
  • Former member of the teaching faculty for orthopaedic educational courses

Research Contributions :

  • Research publication: Galeazzi-equivalent fracture in children associated with tendon entrapment–report of two cases. Ooi LH, Toh CL. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2001 Jan;30(1):51-4
  • Research publication: Hip fractures in nonagenarians–a study on operative and non-operative management. Ooi LH, Wong TH, Toh CL, Wong HP. Injury. 2005 Jan;36(1):142-7
  • Research publication: Does computer-assisted surgical navigation total knee arthroplasty reduce venous thromboembolism compared with conventional total knee arthroplasty? Ooi LH, Lo NN, Yeo SJ, Ong BC, Ding ZP, Lefi A
  • Research publication: Singapore Med J. 2008 Aug;49(8):610-4. Ankle lateral ligament reconstruction for chronic instability. Yong R, Lai KW, Ooi LH. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2015 Apr;23(1):62-5
  • Speaker and participant in numerous local, regional and international conferences
  • Teaching faculty for orthopaedic educational courses eg. AO and SICOT
Professional Memberships
  • Member, International Catrilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society
  • Member, Asian Federation of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
  • Event Doctor, Singapore Rugby Union
  • Former Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Former Member, AO Trauma