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2005

January

The first Hip Resurfacing procedure in Singapore was performed in NUH. The technique of "Hip Resurfacing" is used to replace a small portion of damaged cartilage in hip joints with a metal surface. This surgery is especially useful in younger patients who have damaged hip joints requiring surgery, allowing surgeons to relieve pain while avoiding the need for a conventional hip replacement.


February

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Centre was opened and houses three consult rooms, a consultation cum treatment room, a mini operating theatre, a patients’ recovery area and a waiting lounge. The Centre serves as a regional training hub to medical specialists. Courses such as Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Surgery will be conducted to promote quality teaching and treatment protocols in aesthetic surgery.

We acquired a 64-Slice CT Scanner and can now offer our patients high resolution CT cardiac, vascular, 3D and whole body imaging. The Scanner allows us to provide a more comprehensive range of CT services, including cardiac imaging.


March

The 1st NUH Kidney Day was held to heighten the awareness of chronic kidney disease risks and its prevention. A free staff health screening was organized, along with talks and exhibitions focused on the chosen theme.