Dr. Seow Kang Hong has been an Orthopaedic Surgeon for over 25 years and is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore. He was the Director, Adult Reconstruction Service at the Singapore General Hospital before he left for private practice in 2011. He has performed many orthopaedic operations in the course of his career. His special interests are hip and knee joint replacement and reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Seow Kang Hong started his career as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1987 and joined the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) as a Consultant in 1989. In 1998, Dr. Seow was appointed as the Deputy Head of SGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and concurrently appointed as the Director to its Adult Reconstruction Service till 2002, where he was instrumental in bringing the department to new heights.

Beside his experience in treating Orthopaedic conditions and performing close to 150 knee and hip related operations per year, Dr. Seow is also a dedicated speaker and trainer with numerous local and overseas institutions. He was a reviewer with National Medical Research Council of Singapore and Guest Editor of the Orthopaedic Journal of China.

Conferences Attended

  1. St. John Ambulance Brigade Examiner and Lecturer.
  2. Hon. Treasurer with Singapore Orthopaedic Association for the year 1984/95.
  3. Hon. Trearsurer for the 1st Instructional Hip Course held in Singapore Aug 85.
  4. Hon.Treasurer for the 1st Instructional Course on Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours held in Singapore, Jan 1986.
  5. Lecturer to Student Nurses Courses and OT Nurses Courses. Nanyang Polytechnic.
  6. Lecturer for the Workshop on School Accidents and injuries in Jul 1985.
  7. Lecturer for the Accident and Emergency Medical Course on Nov 85.
  8. Instructor for the Trauma Management Course organised by HQMS, Singapore Armed Forces.
  9. Clinical Teacher with the Faculty of Medicine and Postgraduate School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
  10. Speaker in Community Health talks organised by People’s Association 1989 to 1993.
  11. Supervisor for Advanced Speciality Training Programmes appointed by the Academy of Medicine.
  12. Session Chairman for the Singapore Combined AO Course held on Oct 1990.
  13. Chairman, Equipment and Instrumentation Subcommittee of AO Centre, Singapore.
  14. Sessional Chairman for the 15th SOA Meeting Nov 1992.
  15. Vice President of Singapore Orthopaedic Association 1993/1994.
  16. Vice Chairman of Combined Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association and Sports Medicine Association (16th SOA and SMAS Scientific Meeting) Jun 1993.
  17. Received outstanding Service Award from SGH on 23 April 1993.
  18. President of Singapore Orthopaedic Association 1994/1995.
  19. Vice Chairman of 14th Asean Orthopaedic Association/17th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting Nov 1994.
  20. Invited Speaker to the 1st Sino-Singapore Orthopaedic Traumatology Meeting in Taian, Shandong, China Sept 1994.
  21. Committee Member SOC Standing Committee.
  22. Committee Member Standing Advisory Committee SGH Postgraduate Medical Institute.
  23. Committee Member Orthopaedic Training Subcommittee MOH.
  24. Manuscript reviewer, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 1993 and 1994.
  25. Received SGH Service with a Heart Award on Jul 1995.
  26. Member of Chinese New Paper Resource Panel since 1997.
  27. Advisor to the Organising Committee, Chinese Mount Tai International Orthopaedic Congress 1997.
  28. Member of Organising Committee, Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 1997.
  29. Received SGH CEO’s Service Award on Jul 1997.
  30. Committee Member 20th SOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct 1997.
  31. Invited Speaker to 4th Beijing Total Joint Arthroplasty Symposium. September 1997 at Peoples’ Hospital of Beijing Medical University.
  32. Appointed Honorary Professor to the Quindao, 2nd Peoples’ Hospital. PRC on 16.10.1997.
  33. Invited speaker to Seminar of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Sept 1997 at Nine Peoples’ Hospital, Shanghai. Second Medical University.
  34. Invited speaker to 97 Chinese Mount Tai International Orthopaedic Congress Oct 97 at Taian Shandong PRC.
  35. Invited Faculty Member to Trends in Total Hip Artrhoplasty Apr 1998 or Le Meridien Phuket, Thailand.
  36. Invited speaker to the Seminar of the Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai No. 2 Medical University Apr 1998
  37. Invited speaker to the Seminar of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou Medical College, GuangZhou, PRC Apr 1998.
  38. Honorary member of Association of Chinese Rehabilitation of Diabled Extremity of trunk.
  39. Guest Editor of the Orthopaedic Journal of China.
  40. Invited speaker to the Arthroscopic Workshop at All India Institute of Medical Sciences – Jan 2000.
  41. Invited speaker to the Workshop of Arthroscopic Surgery, Indian Orthopaedic Association at Calcutta National Medical College – Jan 2000. Assessor of Research Grant, Hong Kong University.
  42. Invited speaker to current development in Knee Reconstruction Course held at Beijing by Beijing Jishuitan Hospital – Apr 2000.
  43. Invited faculty staff of the 2nd Scientific Meeting Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society held at the Worldfield Hotel Shanghai, PRC  Sept 2000.
  44. Invited lecturer of the Joint Reconstruction Course at Trauma and Orthopaedic Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Oct 2000.
  45. Invited lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons Primary and Advanced Knee Course by Academy of Medicine, Singapore – Dec 2000.
  46. External examiner to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan
  47. Assessor of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong 2001 to 2005
  48. Appointed Specialist Singapore Volunteer Overseas by Singapore International Foundation – Mar 2002
  49. Reviewer of National Medical Research Council Singapore 2000 to 2005
  50. Appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in Aug 2001.
  51. Lecturer with the Postgraduate Courses in Orthopaedic Surgery from 1999 to 2003.
  52. Committee member with the Rehabilitation Center Advisory Committee, Singapore General Hospital.
  53. Committee member with the Blood Transfusion Committee, Singapore General Hospital.
  54. Invited lecturer to 2002 Shanghai Hip and Knee Symposium held in Shanghai, People Republic of China – Mar 2002.
  55. Resource Person for the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine and Family Medicine Teaching Programme 2002 and 2003
  56. Invited speaker for APAS 2004, 6th Annual Scientific Meeting on 24 April 2004 at Beijing, China – Apr 2004
  57. Appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  58. Received Excellent Service Award (Silver) 2004 issued by Shatec.
  59. Appointed as Medical Specialist Panel of Workmen’s Compensation Medical Board by Ministry of Manpower.
  60. Appointed as guest editor for the Orthopaedic Journal of China, People Republic of China
  61. Invited Keynote speaker for The National Forum of Modern Diagnosis and Treatment on Hip Joint in Luo Yang, People Republic of China – Apr 2008
  62. Invited Examiner for Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) – Nov 2008

Papers Presented and Published

  1. Treatment of Intertrochanteric Fracture: Jewett’s vs Sliding nail – presented at XI Combined Annual meeting of the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and Singapore Orthopaedic Association in November 85 held in Kuala Lumpur.
  2. Fractures neck of femur. Results of Hemiarthroplasty Presented at XI Combined Annual Meeting of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and Singapore Orthopaedic Association in Nov 85 held in Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Occipito-atlanto-axial Instability – Operative treatment presented at Post 8th Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress meeting Nov 1985 in Kuala Lumpur.
  4. High Tibial Osteotomy Fixation with Early Mobilization and weight bearing presented at the Post 8th Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association Congress Nov 1985 in Kuala Lumpur.
  5. The lateral Humeral Condyle Fractures in the Singapore Child presented at the 10th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting Oct 1987 in Singapore.
  6. Management of Pelvic fractures in Annual Orthopaedic Review 1986 presented at Conference Room, Singapore General Hospital – Dec 1986 .
  7. Rotator Cuff tear in Annual Orthopaedic Review 1987/1988 presented at Auditorium, College of Medicine Building – Jan 1988.
  8. The results of the Alar-Transverse Fusion – The Singapore Experience presented at the 11th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting in Singapore – Sept 1988.
  9. The results of Putti-Platt Surgery for Recurrent Dislocation of the Shoulder presented at 3rd Annual Orthopaedic Review in Singapore – Mar 1989.
  10. Experience with pedicle Screw Spinal Fixation presented at 13th SOA Meeting – Aug 1990.
  11. Spinal disorders in the Elderly presented at 3rd Annual Scientific Conference at the College of General Practitioners, Singapore – Oct 1990.
  12. Chondrosarcoma of the Spines – Results of two cases in Annual Academy of Medicine in May 91 issue, Vol 21 No. 3.
  13. Tumours of the Spine presented at the 5th Ministry of Health and Cleveland Clinic Foundation Update – Sept 1991.
  14. Spinal disorders in the Elderly in the College of General Practitioners Journal Vol XVII  No. 2,  Apr – Jun ‘91
  15. Public forum on Management of Osteoporosis held in Mandarin Hotel on Mar 1994.
  16. Public forum on Multi-disciplinary approach to overweight patient held in Sheraton Tower – Jul 1994.
  17. Total Hip Replacement – Singapore experience presented at conference held in 88th Liberation Army Hospital Shandong, China – Sept 1994.
  18. Total Knee replacement – Singapore experience presented at conference held in 88th Liberation Army Hospital, Shandong, China – Sept 1994.
  19. The management of C1, C2 instability presented at 1st Sino-Singapore Traumatology Meeting held in Taian, Shandong, China – Sept 1994.
  20. Pedicular screw fixation in Spinal Surgery presented at 1st Sino-Singapore Traumatology Meeting held in Taian, Shandong, China – Sept 1994.
  21. Comparison of the result of Spinal fusion for Spondylolisthesis in patients who are instrumented versus patients who are not published in Singapore Medical Journal 1993, Vol 34 : 51-54.
  22. RCS interview on prolapsed intervertebral disc – Jan 1995.
  23. Television I Interview on Backache – Jan 1995.
  24. Public forum on Management of Osteoporois held in Kuching, Sibu & Kota Kinabalu – Jun 1995.
  25. Management of Spinal Fractures in the Elderly. Presented at AMKCH  lecture theatre – Aug 1995.
  26. Public forum on osteoporosis at Mandarin Ballroom – Sept 1995.
  27. Tension band wiring in Olecranon and patellar fracture present at AO Course, Beijing, China – Nov 1995
  28. Petrochanteric fracture fixation presented at AO Course, Beijing, China – Nov 1995.
  29. Cannulated screw fixation present at AO Course, Beijing, China – Jan 1995 .
  30. Talk on The benefits of exercises for Osteoporosis.  Presented at Physiotherapy    Department, Singapore General Hospital – Dec 1995.
  31. Talk on Rheumatism and Arthritis.  Presented at Physiotherapy Department, Singapore General Hospital – Dec 1995.
  32. Operative Procedures of Spine Surgery. Presented at Nanyang Polytechnic – Feb 1996.
  33. Talk on Arthritis and Rheumatism delivered at Crawford Community Club, Singapore – Apr 1996. 
  34. Talk on Arthritis and Rheumatism delivered at Yuhua Community Club, Singapore – May 1996.
  35. Comparing staple fixation to buttress plate fixation in high tibial osteotomy. Published in Annals Academy of Medicare, Singapore in Mar 1996, vol. 25 No.2 233-235.
  36. Revision Total Hip Replacement in Singapore presented at 2nd Congress of Hip Section Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association – Sept 1996.
  37. Total Hip Replacement-Singapore Experience presented at Joint Orthopaedic Meeting SGH with Xia PLA Hospital, China – Sept 1996.
  38. Total Hip Replacement-Singapore Experience presented at Joint Orthopaedic Meeting SGH with NingXia Medical College, China – Sept 1996.
  39. The Result of Revision Total Hip Replacement presented at the Combined Surgical Meeting Academy of Medicine – Oct 96.
  40. Deep Vein Thrombosis in Total Knee Replacement presented at 19th Singapore Orthopaedic Association – Nov 96.
  41. Total Hip Replacement-Singapore Experience presented at Orthopaedic Scientific Meeting SGH with University of North Sumatra Medan Indonesia – Mar 1997.
  42. The Results of Open Acromioplasty in Impingement Syndrome – A Restrospective Study published in SMJ 1997 Vol. 38 : 22-24.
  43. Total Hip Replacement – Singapore Experience presented at 4th Beijing. Total Joint Arthroplasty Symposium – Sept 1997 at People Hospital of Beijing Medical University.
  44. Total Hip Replacement – Singapore Experience presented at Shinan of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty – Sept 1997 at Nine People’s Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University.
  45. Trend in Total Hip Arthroplasty presented at 1997 Chinese Mount Tai International Orthopaedic Congress – Oct 1997 at Taian, Shandong PRC.
  46. Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty presented at the Quidao Annual Orthopaedic Meeting – Oct 1997 at Quidao 2nd People Hospital PRC.
  47. Hybrid Hip Singapore Experience presented at the Trend of Total Hip Arthroplasty – Apr 1998 at Le Meridien Phuket, Thailand.
  48. Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement in Singapore presented at the the Seminar of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Rui Jin Hospital, Shanghai, No. 2 Medical University – Apr 1998.
  49. Total Knee Replacement in Singapore and Revision Hip Arthroplasty presented at the Seminar of Hip and Knee at the First Affiliated Hospital Guangzhou Medical College, Guangzhou, PRC – Apr 1998.
  50. Total Knee Replacement in Diabetics in A Study of 113 consecutive cases poster exhibited at the Annual American Academy meeting at New Orleans, Louisiana.
  51. Challenges in Revision TKA and Patella Resurfacing, Yes or No. presented at Current Development in Knee Reconstruction Meeting at Beijing PRC – Apr 2000.
  52. Results of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty published at SMJ Vol.41 Jan 2000 1:6.
  53. Total Knee Replacement in Singapore General Hospital presented at Centre for Traumatology of Orthopaedics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Oct 2000.
  54. Use of low molecular weight repair for prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis in TKR – A study of its efficacy on Asian population published in Annals of Academy , Singapore – Jul 2000 Vol.29 No.4 Pg 439-441.
  55. Deep Vein Thrombosis of the TKR published in Annals of Academy of Medicine, Singapore. July 2000 Vol. 29 Pg 428-433.
  56. Should the patella be resurfaced? Presented at 2nd Scientific Meeting Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society at Shanghai PRC – Sept 2000.
  57. What’s new in Total Hip Replacement And Surgical tips in Total Knee replacement presented at 2002 Shanghai Hip and Knee Symposium at Shanghai, PRC in Mar 2002.
  58. Cementless acetabulum and How to avoid complication in Total Knee Replacement presented at Hip and Knee Workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam – Apr 2002.
  59. The need for early fixation in cementless Hip – Asia Experience – presented at the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society Meeting at Phuket Thailand in Sept 2002.
  60. A 52 years old man with limited hip movements published in The American Journal of Orthopaedics Nov 2002 Vol. XXXI No.11 pg. 655-658.
  61. Influence of Patellar thickness on results of Total Knee Arthroplasty published in the Journal of Arthroplasty Vol.17 No. 1 2002 pg. 56-61.
  62. Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A clinical evaluation of the Low Contact Stress classic and universal Mobile Bearing Total Knee System.
  63. Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A randomized double blind study to evaluate the Tolerability and effectiveness of Etoricoxib vs. Diclofenac in patients with Osteoarthritis.
  64. Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A randomized parallel group, double blind study to evaluate the safety and efficiency of Etoricoxib and Celecoxib in patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.
  65. Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: A clinical evaluation of NexGen LPS-high flex fixed bearing knee in Asia population.
  66. Co-investigator on Clinical Trial: Prospective, Uncontrolled, Multi-centre, Post-Marketing Surveillance Study to Evaluate the Long-term Performance of Summit Tapered Hip in Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty.
  67. Choosing a TKR Implant- What does young surgeon need to know presented at 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society in Kuala Lumpur  Aug 2003.
  68. Mobile Bearing Knee- Singapore Experience presented at Dragon Knee 5th Investigators’ Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand – Sept 2003.
  69. Isolated Patellar Revisions for Failed Metal-backed Components, 2 to 9 Year Follow Up published in The Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 19 No. 7 2004 page 880 – 886
  70. Metal on Metal Total Hip Replacement with large articular surfaces presented at the Total Joint Meeting in Luo Yang, People Republic of China on Apr 2008

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Profile Details

Specialty

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Specialist in Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • FRCS (Glasgow)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS (Orthopaedics)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Clinical Teacher with the Faculty of Medicine and Postgraduate School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Supervisor for Advanced Speciality Training Programmes appointed by the Academy of Medicine
  • Vice President of Singapore Orthopaedic Association 1993/1994
  • President of Singapore Orthopaedic Association 1994/1995
  • Honorary Professor to the Quindao, 2nd Peoples’ Hospital.  PRC on 1997
  • Guest Editor of the Orthopaedic Journal of China
  • External Examiner to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan 2001.
  • Assessor of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong 2001 to 2005
  • Reviewer of National Medical Research Council Singapore 2000 to 2005.
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Examiner for Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) – Nov 2008

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS

  • SGH Service with a Heart Award – Jan 1995
  • SGH CEO’s Service Award – Jul 1997
  • Excellent Service Award (Silver) – 2004 issued by Shatec
  • Pingat Bakti Setia National Day Award – Aug 2010
  • SGH Service with a Heart Award – Oct 2010
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