Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital & Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road #10-50 | (+65) 6339 5527 | Clinic Hours: Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm, Sat: 9am to 1pm

About Us

Dr Lai Choon Hin

  • Mayo Clinic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
  • Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon





Work experience

Dr Lai Choon Hin is a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon with 30 years experience

His expertise includes all forms of treatment and surgery for the hip, knee, neck and back, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle, ligaments injuries and fractures. He has extensive experience in joint replacements of hip and knee of patients with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Avascular Necrosis and repeat surgery of failed joint replacments which has loosened, worn out or damaged.

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. He does minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery, computer navigation surgery, and robotic surgery for hip and knee surgery

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.