Dr Lai Choon Hin
- MBBS, FRCSE, FAMS
- Mayo Clinic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
- Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr Lai Choon Hin has 30 years of experience as a senior consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treatment of joint pain and arthritis, trauma, fractures, sports injury, back and neck pain. He has performed several thousand hip and knee replacements as well as shoulder and elbow replacements and revision of failed previous joint replacements.
His current interests include all forms of minimally invasive surgery for the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle and spine for both young and older patients. He does all types of joint replacement surgeries including the use of robots and computer navigation as well as revision of failed joint replacements which has loosened, worn out, damaged or infected. He has extensive experience in treating patients with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Avascular Necrosis and revision surgery for failed joint replacments .
He received his advanced training in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle and tumour surgery and worked for 2 years in the Mayo Clinic, USA. At the Mayo Clinic, he learned and used the anterolateral approach for hip replacement and has a zero rate of hip dislocation compared to the posterior approach for hip replacement surgery commonly used in Singapore.
Dr Lai was former Director and senior consultant, Adult Reconstruction Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, performing joint replacement and reconstruction surgeries for arthritis, sports injuries and fractures of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle for more than 20 years.
He was President, Singapore Orthopaedic Association in 2007 and founded the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association (AAA) to teach doctors in Orthopaedics in ASEAN countries.
He has published in Current Orthopedics and Clinical Research, Journal of Trauma and The Knee. He has presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Association (AAOS), Mayo Clinic Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Courses, Mayo Clinic Alumni Meetings, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Asia-Pacific Arhtroplasty Society (APAS), Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Society (APOS) and international conferences in China, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and ASEAN nations.
His recent publications are book chapters: “Intraoperative femoral and acetabular fractures during primary total hip arthroplasty” in Comprehensive Hip and Knee Textbook in 2013, and “THA in Ankylosing Spondylitis” in The HIP: Preservation, Replacement, and Revision in 2015.
- Public Service Commission Merit Scholarship to study Medicine in University of Singapore and graduated at the top of the class .
- Howard Eddey Medal, Royal College of Australasian Surgeons for topping the FRACS examination
- Adult Reconstruction Fellow, Mayo Clinic, and Instructor, Mayo Medical School USA :
specialising in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle primary and revision replacement surgery and tumour surgery for 2 years under supervision by the world-renowned surgeons of the Mayo Clinic.