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Dr Chew Zhihong

Dr Chew Zhihong

FRCSEd (Ortho), MMED (Orthopaedic Surgery), MRCSEd, MD (Duke-NUS Medical School), BEng (Hons)


Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Spine Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
General Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Chew Zhihong completed his medical training at Duke NUS Medical School in 2013, and enrolled in the SingHealth Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme thereafter. He successfully obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015 and Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2019. Dr Chew completed his residency training in 2020 and was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2021.

Dr Chew is currently a Consultant with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Changi General Hospital and has a subspecialty interest in Spine Surgery. He is also keen in general orthopaedic procedures.


  • FRCSEd (Ortho), 2020
  • MMED (Orthopaedic Surgery), 2019
  • MRCSEd, 2015
  • MD (Duke-NUS Medical School), 2013
  • BEng (Hons), 2008

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Changi General Hospital, 2021 - Present
  • Member, Singapore Spine Society, 2020 - Present
  • Member, AOSpine, 2020 - Present


Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials

  • Zhihong Chew, Cheryl Marise Peilin Tan & Sir Young James Loh (2020); A proposed safety angle for dual bundle MPFL reconstruction: an observational magnetic resonance imaging study; European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology; epub August 2020
  • Chew Zhihong, Cheng Sheng DA Jowell, Syed Aftab, Seang Beng Tan, Chang Ming Guo, John Chen Li Tat, Poh Ling Fong, William Yeo, Mashfiqul A Siddiqui (2019); The Diagnostic Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Identifying Unsuspected Malignancy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation for Vertebral Compression Fractures; Int J Spine Surg Oct 2019;13(5):464-469.
  • Koo Kevin, Zhou Zhihong, Yew Andy, Koh J.S.B. & Howe Tet Sen. (2016). A Biomechanical Study Comparing Cerclage Wiring Performed with a Power Tool versus the Manual Method. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore. 44. 554-557.
  • Chen Yongqiang Jerry, Zhou Zhihong, Ang Fu Hong Benjamin, Yew Khye Soon Andy, Chou Siaw Meng, Chia Shi-Lu, Koh Suang Bee Joyce & Howe Tet Sen. (2015). Drilling the near Cortex with Elongated Figure-of-8 Holes to Reduce the Stiffness of a Locking Compression Plate Construct. Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong). 23. 336-340.
  • Zhihong Zhou, Khye Soon Andy Yew, Earnest Arul, Pak-Lin Chin, Keng Jin Darren Tay, Ngai-Nung Lo, Shi-Lu Chia & Seng Jin Yeo (2014); Recovery in knee range of motion reaches a plateau by 12 months after total knee arthroplasty; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; September 2014 volume 23, pages1729–1733
  • Chen Yongqiang Jerry, Rikhraj Inderjeet, Zhou Zhihong, Tay Darren, Chin Pak Lin, Chia Shi-Lu, Lo Ngai Nung & Yeo Seng Jin. (2014). Can tranexamic acid and hydrogen peroxide reduce blood loss in cemented total knee arthroplasty? Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery. 134.
  • Zhou Zhihong, Yew Khye Soon Andy, Chin Pak Lin, Lo Ngai Nung, Yeo Seng Jin & Chia Shi-Lu (2013). Total Knee Arthroplasty Complicated by Distal Deep Venous Thromboembolism: Does it Affect the Functional Outcome?. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. 22. 262-266.

Research Trials