Orthopaedic Medical Centre of the Year
INTERNATIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC
“ The secret to IOC ’ s success is that we aim to truly understand our patients , and to tailor our treatments to fit their needs . Coupled with the use of robotic technology and well trained staff who deliver excellent customer service , this leads to consistently high patient satisfaction rates .”
International Orthopaedic Clinic ( IOC ) is an awardwinning Orthopaedic Clinic based at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital , Singapore . IOC has established its reputation through Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement , and through treatment of sports injuries of elite athletes .
IOC is twice winner of the Singapore Expat Choice Award for Best Orthopaedic and Sports Clinic in Singapore , it was awarded the prestigious Singapore SME500 status , and it is a finalist for the British Chamber of Commerce Best Customer Service Award in 2021 .
The Director of IOC , Dr Alan Cheung , is a British born and trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon . “ The secret to IOC ’ s success is that we aim to truly understand our patients , and to tailor our treatments to fit their needs . Coupled with the use of robotic technology and well trained staff who deliver excellent customer service , this leads to consistently high patient satisfaction rates ,” says Dr Cheung .
Dr Cheung has trained extensively around the world in Joint Replacement Surgery and Robotic joint Reconstruction in centres in Sydney , the USA and South Korea . He is an exponent of the Stryker Makoplasty Robotic system and believes that this technology is key to improving the lives of patients
with severe pain from worn out hips and knees .
Dr Cheung is also a firm believer of understanding what his patients go through . He suffered numerous injuries playing Rugby in Cambridge , England , as a youth and has since gone on to train in martial arts at the world renowned Evolve Mixed Martial Arts gym in Singapore . He is also a keen cyclist . This ties in well with his positions as Team Doctor for the Wrestling Federation of Singapore , and Events Team Doctor for the Singapore Cycling Federation .
He is one of the few American College of Sports Medicine Certified Ringside Physicians in Asia , and was formerly the local medical lead for the One Championship and One Warrior Series martial arts competitions in Singapore . He is a World Rugby Educator and has been Matchday Doctor for international rugby events such as the HSBC Rugby Sevens and SuperRugby .
Prior to COVID , Dr Cheung also practiced in Shanghai , China and is keen to expand IOC within the region when travel is freely available .
“ At International Orthopaedic Clinic , we believe it is a great privilege to be able to relieve the pain and suffering of others , and to allow patients to have a better quality of life , and return to the sporting activities that they love most .”
GlobalHealthAsiaPacific . com DECEMBER 2021 - JANUARY 2022