Bringing you the highest level of orthopaedic care by a specialized team of professional doctors, nurses and administrators.

Our Doctors & Staff –
Dr. Yegappan Muthukaruppan - Centre for Orthopaedics
Curriculum Vitae

Dr Yegappan graduated from the National University of Singapore School of Medicine in 1992 and is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital, Singapore. He is a specialist in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and does mainly arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder.

He completed his orthopaedic training in Singapore and did his sports medicine fellowship in the Methodist Sports Medicine Centre in Indianapolis, USA, from 2002 to 2003. His sub-specialty interest is in the management of cartilage lesions in the knee and ankle. Dr Yegappan has treated cartilage defects with both the first and second generation techniques of chondrocycte implantation. In addition, he also has a special interest in the management of multiple ligament injuries of the knee dislocations.

Currently he is an instructor for the ISAKOS basic and advanced arthroscopic workshops in Singapore and the ASEAN region. He has travelled extensively in the ASEAN region to teach and perform live surgery.

Academic Qualifications
  • MBBS, National University of Singapore
  • FRCS, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow
  • FRCS, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • USMLE, United States Medical Licensing Examintaion (USA)
  • FAMS (Orthopaedics), Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Indiana University, Indiana (USA)
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Medical Council
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow. Academy of Medicine. Singapore
  • Ordinary Member, General Medical Council Overseas List, UK
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • International Affiliate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associate Member, ISAKOS
  • Member, ESSKA
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Medical Council
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow. Academy of Medicine. Singapore
  • Ordinary Member, General Medical Council Overseas List, UK
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • International Affiliate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associate Member, ISAKOS
  • Member, ESSKA
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Medical Council
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow. Academy of Medicine. Singapore
  • Ordinary Member, General Medical Council Overseas List, UK
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • International Affiliate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associate Member, ISAKOS
  • Member, ESSKA
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Medical Council
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow. Academy of Medicine. Singapore
  • Ordinary Member, General Medical Council Overseas List, UK
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • International Affiliate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associate Member, ISAKOS
  • Member, ESSKA
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Medical Council
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow. Academy of Medicine. Singapore
  • Ordinary Member, General Medical Council Overseas List, UK
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • International Affiliate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associate Member, ISAKOS
  • Member, ESSKA
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Medical Council
  • Ordinary Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow. Academy of Medicine. Singapore
  • Ordinary Member, General Medical Council Overseas List, UK
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow
  • International Affiliate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Associate Member, ISAKOS
  • Member, ESSKA
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Publications & Awards
  • The Surgical Management of Colorectal Complications from Irradiation for Carcinoma of the Cervix Ann Acad Med Singapore, September 1998; 27 (5): pg 627-630
  • AO-EAST ASIA Student Travelling Fellow, 3-17 May 2000, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Knee Ligament Injuries, Medical Digest, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, October – December 2001; pg 2-4
  • The Frozen Shoulder, Medical Digest, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, October – December 2003, pg 21-23
  • British Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship, September 2004, United Kingdom
  • Cartilage injury and repair: Assessment with MRI, Singapore Medical Journal 2006; 47(1):  pg 80-88
  • Subjective Results of Nonoperatively Treated, Acute, Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Arthroscopy, April 2005; 21(4): pg 457-461
  • Suprascapular Nerve Neuropathy Secondary to Spinoglenoid Notch Ganglion Cyst: Case Reports and Review of Literature, Ann Acad Med Singapore, December 2007, 36 (12): 1032-1035
  • Spontaneous Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Singapore Medical Journal 2007; 48(11): pg 1051-1054
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Conferences Attended
  • 20th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery update PGMI, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • 19th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Minimally Invasive Advances in Treatment Malalignment & Flat Feet, Graham International Implant Institute, Singapore
  • Sports Injury Seminar, CGH & PGMI, Singapore
  • Limb Lengthening and Deformity Instructional Course Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • 22nd Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course Module 1: Analysis of Muscle and Joint Loads, Singapore
  • AO Course on Principles of Operative Fracture Treatment, Hong Kong
  • 21st Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong – AADO Comprehensive Bioskills Course on Fracture Fixation
  • Orthopaedics Biomechanics Course Module 4: Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue: Tendons, Ligaments, Menisci and Cartilage, Singapore
  • 23rd Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • 10th Instructional Course on Basic Microsurgery PGMI, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • Basic Techniques in Arthroscopy Surgery Course Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course Module 3: Bone Mechanics – Assessing Failure Risk and Understanding Fracture Fixation, Singapore
  • AO – ASIF Advanced Course in Osteosynthesis, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics Course Module 2: Musculoskeletal Dynamics, Locomotion and Clinical Applications, Singapore
  • Comprehensive Review Course in Hand Surgery PGMI, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  • Midas Rex Course, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons 70th Annual Meeting – New Orleans, USA
  • ACI – Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation Cadaveric Workshop – Monash University Melbourne, Australia
  • 24th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Orthopaedics Biomechanics Course Module 5: Biomaterials and Joint Replacement, Singapore
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 68th Annual Meeting – San Francisco, USA
  • 27th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support Course (FCCS), Singapore
  • Bombay Arthroplasty Course, Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai, India
  • CPIP Course, Singapore
  • American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons 71st Annual Meeting – San Francisco, USA
  • 28th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Zimmer Institute – Asia Pacific Cadaver Course MIS Quad-Sparing Total Knee Arthroplasty, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society Annual Meeting, Goa, India
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Singapore
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 72nd Annual Meeting – Washington DC, USA
  • Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction Symposium, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
  • 30th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting
  • The Active Knee International Sports Medicine and Knee Arthroplasty Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Strong Bone Asia, Symposium on Osteoporosis, Pattaya, Thailand
  • 3rd Asia Pacific Pain Summit, Penang, Malaysia
  • Chennai Hip Resurfacing Course, Chennai, India
  • 6th Bienniel Congress of the International Society of Anthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine, Florence, Italy
  • Asian Forum on Musculoskeletal Disease: Treating Osteoporosis, Managing Pain, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 29th Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting
  • 2nd Conmed Linvatec Asia Arthroscopy Cadaver Workshop, Bangkok, Thailand
  • AO Specialty Course Foot and Ankle Injuries, Davos, Switzerland
  • 31st Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting
  • The Knee, Our Universe – European Sports Medicine and Knee Arthroplasty Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Biobridge Event Generation Regeneration, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2nd Asia Pacific “Right Pain Management” Symposium, Hong Kong
  • 6th National Actonel Meeting, Bones of Contention, Sydney, Australia
  • Arthrocare Cadaveric Knee and Shoulder Workshop, Kiel, Germany
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 77th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA
  • 7th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Anthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, USA
  • Hip Arthrolab, Munich, Germany
  • Advanced Concepts in Cartilage Repair – MACI, Sydney, Australia
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 78th Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA
  • 3rd Asia Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • ICRS Meeting, Montreal, Canada
  • Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Symposium, Hong Kong
  • 36th ASM, Singapore Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Singapore
  • Singapore Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy and Reconstruction Cadaveric Workshop, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
  • MAKOplasty Bioskills Training, SriRaj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 9th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine, Toronto, Canada
  • Asia Pacific Musculoskeletal Symposium, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 80th Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA
  • Hyalofast Training, Rizzoli Institute, Bologna, Italy
  • 16th European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Richard Villar Therapeutic & Reconstructive Hip Arthroscopy Course, York, UK
  • 10th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Congress, Lyon, France
  • 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Medical Expert Witness Training, Singapore
  • 17th ESSKA Congress, Barcelona, Spain, 4 – 7 May 2016
  • 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
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