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Research - Our Projects

Biomechanics Research

Dr Pang Hee Nee

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

Does Kinematically aligned Total Knee Arthroplasty Improve Outcomes and Gait Biomechanics? A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Kinematically Aligned and Mechanically Aligned Total Knee Arthroplasty

SingHealth Foundation Grant $150,000

3 poster presentations at ORS, ICORS and ISAKOS


Dr Kizher Buhary

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

Strain pattern of native and reconstructed medial femoral patella ligament

SGH Research Grant $35,000

2 presentations at ORS, SOA Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award, 1 accepted publication


Dr Hamid Razak

Orthopaedic Surgery, SKH

The Effect of Combined Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate and Anterolateral Ligaments on Kinematics of the Knee

AM Research Grant 2018; $50,000


Dr Jerry Chen

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

Osseointegration of Titanium-Tantalum Alloy – A Pilot Study

Khoo Pilot Award $30,000



Health Services Research


Assoc Prof Joyce Koh, Deputy Vice Chair, Research, MSKSC ACP

Assoc Prof Howe Tet Sen, Vice Chair, Research, MSKSC ACP

Prof David Matchar, Director, Health Services & Systems Research Programme

Lim Ka Keat, Duke-NUS PhD Candidate

Resilience and hip fracture recovery trajectory

Collaboration with Duke-NUS


Assoc Prof Joyce Koh, Deputy Vice Chair, Research, MSKSC ACP

Assoc Prof Howe Tet Sen, Vice Chair, Research, MSKSC ACP

Dr Kelvin Bryan Tan, Director of Policy, Research and Economics Office, MOH

Hip fracture CCI validation, 10 year survival and institutionalization

Collaboration with Ministry of Health


Assoc Prof Joyce Koh, Deputy Vice Chair, Research, MSKSC ACP

Assoc Prof Howe Tet Sen, Vice Chair, Research, MSKSC ACP

Assoc Prof Sean Lam Shao Wei, Health Services Research, Division of Research, SingHealth

Prediction modelling of operating theater utilization

Collaboration with SingHealth Health Services Research Unit

Device Development


Dr Law Gin Way

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

Averting the medial migration phenomenon after cephalomedullary nail fixations

MSKSC ACP Clinician Innovator Programme Funding 2018


Dr Lam Kai Yet

Orthopaedic Surgery, KKH

3D-printed brace for gradual correction of paediatric limb deformities

MSKSC ACP Clinician Innovator Programme Funding 2018


Dr Lam Kai Yet

Orthopaedic Surgery, KKH

Office 3D printing allows cost efficient and anatomically accurate models for deformity assessment, pre-surgical planning and simulation


Dr Kenon Chua

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

The SingHealth Hip Prosthesis – A Novel Take on Challenging Current Design Limitations

SHF-NHIC Joint MedTech Grant 2016

MOH CS Residency Seed Funding

US National Patent & China National Patent awarded in 2019


Dr Andrew Tan Hwee Chye

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

Patient Specific 3D Printing of a Titatinum-Tantalum (Ti-Ta) Bone Model Substitute for Glenoid Bone Defects

AM Research Grant 2018; $50,000


Dr Adrian Ooi

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

Hyperspectral imaging technology for post-operative monitoring of flaps

MSKSC ACP Clinician Innovator Programme Funding 2019


Cellular & Tissue-based Therapy

Asst Prof Francis Wong

Orthopaedic Surgery, SKH

Development of injectable bioactive hydrogels to promote joint regeneration in osteoarthritis through alleviation of inflammation and oxidative stress


Asst Prof Francis Wong

Orthopaedic Surgery, SKH

Cell-free MSC EXOSOME INJECTION therapies for cartilage regeneration


Dr Alvin Chua

Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

A fully human cell culture for skin grafting

Published in Nature Communications

Featured in various local and international news outlets

PCT awarded 2018


Dr Chong Si Jack

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

Use of a Marine Collagen Epidermal Substitute in the treatment of Small Superficial Partial Thickness Burns

Dr Chew Khong Yik

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, SGH

Pre-clinical research in porcine models for study of immune modulation using autologous adipocyte derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for the development of Vascularised Composite Allograft (VCA)


Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Research


Dr James Mok

Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, KKH

Allied Cleft & Craniofacial Quality – improvement and Research Network (ACCQUIREnet)

In Collaboration with Duke University in Durham


Assoc Prof Howe Tet Sen

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

Subject-specific Computational Modeling of Human Patellofemoral Joint Motion for Routine Clinical Practice

In Collaboration with NUS School of Computing


Assoc Prof Arjandas Mahadev

Orthopaedic Surgery, KKH

Development of computer algorithm for automatic measurement of Cobb angle from Scoliosis x-ray images

In Collaboration with Onkolyze Pte Ltd


Dr Lincoln Liow

Orthopaedic Surgery, SGH

The Diagnosis Of Knee Osteoarthritis Through A Deep Learning Algorithm

In Collaboration with NUS School of Computing