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MBBS (S'pore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr Joel Lim is an Associate Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Adult Reconstruction Orthopaedic surgery. He graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2011 and was awarded the Khong Ban Tze Medal (Best Student in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Final MBBS Examination). He was admitted to the Singhealth Residency in 2011 and obtained his Masters of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2019. He was subsequently appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2020.
Dr Joel specialises in advanced complex adult reconstruction surgeries and spent a large amount of his training under the tutelage of SGH Adult Reconstruction Professors i.e. Prof Lo Ngai Nung, A/Prof Yeo Seng Jin and A/Prof Darren Tay. Working closely with A/Prof Poon Kein Boon, his practice involves the utilisation of evidence-based robotic technology to aid in performing highly accurate surgeries for best clinical outcomes. His practice interests include minimally invasive hip & knee reconstructive surgeries and joint preserving surgeries.
On top of his clinical duties, Dr Joel has presented at numerous international, regional and local conferences including multiple presentations at the prestigious American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meetings. He has published papers in high impact factor journals such as the Bone & Joint Journal and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
1. Lim JW, Liow MH, Tan AH. Post-operative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs do not affect clinical outcomes of rotator cuff repair. Journal of Orthopaedics. 2020 Jan 1;17:113-5.
2. Xu S, Lim WJ, Chen JY, Lo NN, Chia SL, Tay DK, Hao Y, Yeo SJ. The influence of obesity on clinical outcomes of fixed-bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a ten-year follow-up study. The bone & joint journal. 2019 Feb;101(2):213-20. 3. Lim JW, Chen JY, Chong HC, Pang HN, Tay DK, Chia SL, Lo NN, Yeo SJ. Pre-existing patellofemoral disease does not affect 10-year survivorship in fixed bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2018 Oct 4:1-7. 4. Yeh JZ, Chen JY, Lim JW, Pang HN, Tay DK, Chia SL, Lo NN, Yeo SJ. Postoperative fixed flexion deformity greater than 10 lead to poorer functional outcome 10 years after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2018 Jun 1;26(6):1723-7. 5. Lim JW, Lee YHD, 2017. Creating a tibial tunnel. Techniques in ACL Surgery. Jaypee Brothers, Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited. 6. Joshi Nikhil N, Lim JW, Yeo W, Yue WM. Elderly patients achieving clinical and radiological outcomes comparable with those of younger patients following minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Asian spine journal. 2017 Apr;11(2):230. 7. Lim WA, Razak HR, Lim LW, Dhanaraj ID, Mosaid SM, Tan HC. Outcomes are favorable in Asian patients undergoing deltoid-on open rotator cuff repair without acromioplasty. Journal of orthopaedics. 2015 Sep 1;12(3):126-9.