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Advanced Hand , Wrist & Nerve Centre is a comprehensive , one-stop centre located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital for treating any pain , numbness or stiffness of the hand , wrist and upper limb . Helmed by Dr Jacqueline Tan , a senior consultant hand surgeon , the centre is committed to providing highly specialized and expert care for all disorders of the hand , wrist and nerves in the adult and paediatric populations .
Dr Tan is well recognised locally and regionally in the field of hand surgery . She was the former Head of Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery at Singapore General Hospital with more than 18 years of experience . Her field of expertise is in reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries , open and endoscopic peripheral nerve surgeries , microsurgical reconstruction of the upper limb , wrist arthroscopy and joint arthroplasty . She also has special interests in hand and wrist fractures , arthritis of the hand and wrist and ligament reconstruction for wrist instability .
Having a passion for training the next generation , Dr Tan was previously the Deputy Vice Chair for Education in the SingHealth Musculoskeletal Sciences Academic Clinical Programme , the Programme Director for the SingHealth Hand Surgery Programme , as well as the Core Faculty for the SingHealth Orthopaedic Surgery Programme . She has organised many local and regional workshops and courses
Dr Jacqueline Tan
on fractures , microsurgery and cadaveric flap dissections and continues to be invited as a speaker at international and regional conferences .
Despite her busy schedule , Dr Tan still finds time to serve as the upcoming Co-Chairperson for Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand , 2023 , and is still a visiting consultant to Singapore General Hospital . She was the past President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery and past Vice Chairperson of the Chapter of Hand Surgeons , the College of Surgeons , Singapore . She is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Asia Pacific Wrist Association .
“ We are extremely honoured to be recognized as the Hand and Wrist Medical Centre of the Year in the Asia- Pacific . This is really the culmination of our constant efforts to deliver the most optimal and personalised clinical care possible in a supportive and conducive environment . We will continue to strive to achieve even better clinical outcomes as patients continue to place their trust in us .”
Advanced Hand , Wrist & Nerve Centre values every patient as a distinct individual with unique medical needs . Together with a dedicated and passionate team , Dr Tan takes pride in offering patients a seamless and coordinated experience from diagnosis , laboratory investigations , neurodiagnostic and imaging studies , rehabilitation by hand therapists to the most advanced and up to date evidence-based treatment options . All the treatment plans are specifically tailored to suit each individual patient ’ s lifestyle and requirements .
Dr Tan lists patience and perseverance as her main strengths . She firmly believes in being present with the patient through every step of the journey to provide the personal touch , reassurance and guidance whenever necessary . Seeing patients regain their ability to move their hands continue to be Dr Tan ’ s greatest motivating force .
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