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Dr Zackary Chua

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  • Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Alexandra Hospital


MBBS (Aus), MMed (Spore), MRCS (Glasgow), FRCSEd (Orth)


Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Foot & Ankle Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr Chua came to Singapore in 2009 after completing his internship in South Australia. Dr. Chua worked in various hospitals all over Singapore before completing his NUHS Orthopaedic Specialist training in 2017.

Two years later he was awarded the prestigious MOH HMDP award to pursue fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. It was a valuable experience received from four mentors in the Oxford University Hospital NHS, UK.

Prior to his current career appointment, Dr Zackary Chua worked at the KK Women’s And Children’s Hospital. Several of his notable achievements there include helping spearhead the setup of Sg clubfoot babies group on Facebook, setup of a multi-disciplinary clinic for ingrown toenails, etc.

Dr Chua believes in two work philosophies that are aligned to both his sub-specialty interests. 
1) Children are not little adults. 
2) When one’s feet hurts, one hurts all over - Socrates.


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2023 - Gold
  • NUS Junior Doctor Teaching Award 2020

Journals & Publications

1. Chen Y, Tai BC, Nayak D, Kumar N, Chua KH, Lim JW, Goy RW, Wong HK. Blood loss in spinal tumour surgery and surgery for metastatic spinal disease: a meta-analysis. Bone Joint J. 2013 May;95-B(5):683-8.
2. Chua KH, Chen Y, Lingaraj K. Navigated total knee arthroplasty: is it error-free? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Mar;22(3):643-9.
3. Chen Y, Chua KH, Singh A, Tan JH, Chen X, Tan SH, Tai BC, Lingaraj K. Outcome of Single-Bundle Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using the Anteromedial Versus the Transtibial Technique: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 31(9):1784-94. September 2015.
4. Johandi F, Chua KH, Malhotra R, Wang W. Knee pain: a cautionary tale of lipoma arborescens. BMJ Case Rep 2016. Bcr-2015-214049
5. Chee MYK, Chen YS, Pearce CJ, Murphy D, Lingaraj K, Hui JHP, Wang WEJ, Tai BC, Salunke AA, Chen X, Chua KH, Satkunanantham K.Outcome of Patellar Tendon Versus 4-Strand Hamstring Tendon Autografts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prospective Randomized Trials. Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 33(2) Dec 2016
6. Morey VM, Chua KH, Ng ZD, Tan HMB, Kumar VP. Management of the floating shoulder: Does the glenopolar angle influence outcomes? A systematic review. Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research 104 (1) 2018
7. Chua KH, Yeap EJ, Chong KW, Sands A.Clinical Tip: Modified Uniportal Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession for Treatment of Gastrocnemius Equinus Contracture. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2020; 7 (1):28-31
8. Mishra N, Wang S, Chua KH, Lam KY, Mahadev A. Comparison of K-wire versus screw fixation after open reduction of transitional (Tillaux and triplane) distal tibia fractures. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2021
9. JZY Soo, RB Sio, M Ashik, KPL Wong, KH Chua, A Mahadev, KBL Lim, EM Chew, KY Lam. Epidemiology of Paediatric Orthopaedic-Related Trauma Injuries Sustained Across a Lockdown Period During the Covid-19 Pandemic. J Ortho Surg 29 (3) 2021

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow
  • General Medical Council UK registration
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency registration

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