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Dr Woo Yew Lok

Dr Woo Yew Lok

​MD, MRCSEd, MMed (Ortho). FRCSEd (Ortho)

Associate Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Hip Fractures.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr Woo Yew Lok completed his Medical Degree in 2010. He attained his Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) from National University of Singapore in 2018. He completed his specialist training is Orthopaedic Surgery and was appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh in 2019.

Dr Woo is an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and subspecialise in Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma.

Beyond his clinical profile, Dr Woo has a special interest in medical simulation and technological advancements in the field of postgraduate medical education. He believes that technology will be able to augment surgical training and learner outcomes. As such, he has organised and assisted in numerous under- and postgraduate courses.

Education

  • ​Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) 
  • Medical Degree

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Trauma
  • Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh)

Awards

  1. Singhealth Rise Award 2018: Resident Committee Appreciation Award
  2. EFORT 2017 – Special Mention Award for poster presentation “Kinematic Alignment of Total Knee Arthroplasty in Asian Population”
  3. Singhealth Rise Award 2017: Resident Committee Appreciation Award
  4. Singhealth Rise Award 2015: Inspiring Resident Educator Award 
  5. Singhealth Best Junior Doctors Awards 2014 – Best Medial Officer

Research Interests

  • ​Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
  • Use of 3D printing in Orthopaedic Surgery

Publications

  1. Kinematic aligned femoral rotation leads to greater patella tilt but similar clinical outcomes when compared to traditional femoral component rotation in total knee arthroplasty. A propensity score matched study.
    DTS Koh, YL Woo, AKS Yew, SJ Yeo
    Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2020 Jun 1.
  2. COVID-19 in Singapore and Malaysia: Rising to the Challenges of Orthopaedic Practice in an Evolving Pandemic.
    Tay K, Kamarul T, Woo YL, Mansor M, Li X, Wong J, Saw A
    Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal. 2020 Vol 14 No 2.
  3. Laminar flow does not affect risk of prosthetic joint infection after primary total knee replacement in Asian patients.
    BJX Teo, YL Woo, JKS Phua, HC Chong, W Yeo, AHC Tan
    Journal of Hospital Infection. Dec 2019; S0195-6701(19) 30535-3
  4. Clinical and radiological outcomes comparing percutaneous chevron-akin osteotomies vs open scarf-akin osteotomies for hallux valgus.
    MC Lai, IS Rikhraj, YL Woo, W Yeo, YCS Ng, K Koo
    Foot & Ankle Internation Mac 2018; 39(3): 311-317
  5. Does obesity influence early outcome of fixed-bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty?
    YL Woo, YQJ Chen, MC Lai, KJD Tay, SL Chia, NN Lo, SJ Yeo
    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. Mac 2017: 25(1): 230949016684297
  6. Fixed flexion deformity after unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: how much is too much
    JY Chen, B Loh, YL Woo, SL Chia, NN Lo, SJ Yeo
    The Journal of Arthroplasty Jun 2016; 31(6): 1313-1316
  7. Routine pre-operative group cross-matching in total knee arthroplasty: A review of this practice in an Asian population
    YWA Tay, YL Woo, HCA Tan
    The Knee. Mac 2016; 23(2): 306-309
  8. Management of periprosthetic fracture in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty patients: a case series.
    YL Woo, PL Chin, NN Lo, SL Chia, DKJ Tay, SJ Yeo
    Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. Dec 2013; 22(4): 267-272
  9. Primary Lymphoma of the bone – the bone lesion difficult to place your finger on.
    YL Woo, MH Tan
    Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare. Dec 2013; 22(4): 284 - 287
  10. Molecular Detection of Rifampicin Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: An Urban Study.
    S Hussin, S Das, YL Woo, F Nordin, F Zakil, H Razak, N Jamaludin
    International Medical Journal. Mac 2011; 18(1): 63 - 69

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