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Advanced Orthopaedic and Sports Centre ( AOSC ), located at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre , is a trusted name for cutting-edge , yet affordable care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries . As a one-stop specialist centre , everyone undergoes comprehensive evaluation , management , and rehabilitation to ensure timely and appropriate care . In the area of sports medicine , the centre aims to restore every individual to top level performance so that they can do the activities they love . Another focus area is joint preservation , as the team strongly believes that there ’ s no better joint than the body ’ s native joint . The surgeons have performed and pioneered many advanced procedures to enhance the reparative processes of the body and to restore the function of native joints . In cases of advanced disease , they are proficient in joint replacements , using the latest technologies and prosthesis designs , to replicate the body ’ s native joint in the best way possible . This helps to maximise the lifestyle of their patients , so they continue to lead meaningful lives .
AOSC was founded by Dr Poh Seng Yew , an internationally renowned clinician with 18 years of clinical experience , who also serves as medical director . Dr Poh previously served as the Director of Sports Service and Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Singapore General Hospital ( SGH ), Singapore ’ s largest tertiary hospital . Dr Poh also held concurrent appointments as Chief of the Sport and Exercise Medicine Service at SGH , Singhealth Duke-NUS Sport and
Dr Poh Seng Yew
Exercise Medicine Centre . He remains a Visiting Consultant to Singapore General Hospital , Sengkang General Hospital and Kandang Kerbau Women and Children ’ s Hospital ( KKWCH ).
Dr Poh has special interest in hip preservation surgery , having developed his passion during his year-long speciality fellowship training in hip surgery and sports medicine , in Orthopädische Chirurgie München ( OCM ), in Germany under Professor Michael Dienst , one of the pioneers in hip arthroscopy in Europe . In addition , he has undergone hospital visitations and exchanges in the United States , Germany , Italy , Japan , Taiwan , and Southeast Asia , to learn and share the latest techniques in shoulder and elbow surgery , hip arthroscopy , osteotomy , hip and knee arthroplasty and trauma .
While in SGH , Dr Poh established the Singhealth Joint Hip Preservation Service , to optimise the care of hip patients across all Singhealth hospitals . Hip preservation focuses on interventions to treat hip disease with the aim of preserving the native hip joint and delaying or preventing hip arthritis and the need for hip replacement . These include techniques such as hip arthroscopy , open surgical dislocation , and peri-acetabular osteotomy . Dr Poh is one of the highest volume hip arthroscopy surgeons in Southeast Asia , having performed over 500 such procedures to date . He has also pioneered many novel procedures in Singapore , including arthroscopic hip labral reconstruction , arthroscopic assisted femoral head and neck fracture fixation , peritrochanteric hip abductor repair , and vascularised fibula grafting for avascular necrosis of the hip .
Dr Poh also performs complex knee arthroscopy , osteotomy , multiligamentous ligament reconstruction , meniscal reconstruction , cartilage resurfacing as well as complex shoulder arthroscopy , open shoulder reconstruction , and shoulder arthroplasty . He has a high volume of hip and knee arthroplasty , and he ’ s adept at using the latest techniques , such as robotic assisted surgery , patient specific instrumentation and navigation . Dr Poh remains an active trauma surgeon and represents Singapore as the Community Development Officer for the AOTrauma Singapore Council .
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