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University Orthopaedics, Hand

and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster

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Musculoskeletal Trauma

Fracture or broken bones, are one of the most common injuries substained by individuals of all ages. Most of the time, these injuries are relatively minor and can be treated using casts or splints; however, some cases do require surgery.



A fractured ankle being treated in a cast.


Few hospitals in Singapore specialise in the treatment of broken bones with the same level of experience and expertise as the musculoskeletal trauma surgeons at National Univerisity Hospital. We provide comprehensive management of all fractures; including the upper extremity and lower extremity, plevis, acetabulum and other bones and joints, isolated fractures/ dislocations, and poly-trauma. Utilising the latest treatments, we aim to facilitate a speedy recovery for all our patients. The surgical team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Patients are admitted to our care via the Emergency Department, NUH, by referral to our Specialist Outpatient Clinic, and by referral from other hospitals and doctors, including General Practitioners. Through our association with International SOS, we also repatriate patients from other countries, within the region, who require our care and expertise.

More complex injuries often require highly specialised treatment. The Musculoskeletal Trauma Division provided a dedicated team of fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons to successfully manage severe and life-threating injuries. Patient care is optimized through the coordination of a multidisciplinary team of specialists within the departments of Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Surgery, General Surgery - Trauma Division, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery (which provides upper extremity services including microvascular and reconstructive surgery). We provide a holistic approach to the care of our patients with rehabilitation physician, nurses, clinician, pain team and physiotherapy services working together to optimise outcome.