Dr Chong Kian Chun
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Medical Director, Island Orthopaedic Consultants

Special Interest in Arthroscopic Knee, Shoulder and Hip Surgery, Sports Injury

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Singapore) (Orthopaedics), FRCS (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedics)

Dr Chong graduated from the National University of Singapore with the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1997. He subsequently obtained the Master of Medicine in Orthopaedics (MMed) from the National University of Singapore in 2001. In 2004, Dr Chong was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics). He subsequently underwent subspecialty training in Sports Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Before joining Island Orthopaedic Consultants, Dr Chong practised in Changi General Hospital as Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, and the Director of Orthopaedic Sports Service, caring for patients with sports injuries.

Dr Chong is an active member of the Orthopaedics Specialist Training Committee that oversees the training of all Orthopaedic surgeons in Singapore. He held office in the 2009 Executive Committee of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, serving as Honorary Secretary. In addition, Dr Chong served as Clinical Lecturer in Yong Loo Lin Medical School, National University of Singapore. To promote the growth of arthroscopy, he has instructed at numerous workshops on shoulder and knee arthroscopy, both locally and overseas. He is currently an associate member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr Chong is actively involved in research work, and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed academic journals. These publications include:

  • The relationship of the lateral cord of the brachial plexus to the coracoid process during arthroscopic coracoid surgery: a dynamic cadaveric study. Pan WJ, Teo YS, Chang HC, Chong KC, Karim SA. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Oct;36(10):1998-2001. Epub 2008 Jun 16.
  • A simple method of meniscus repair using the arthroscopic outside-in technique. Chong KC, Chan BK, Chang HC. Arthroscopy. 2006 Jul;22(7):794.e1-5.
  • Broadband ultrasound attenuation compared with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in screening for osteoporosis in an Asian population. Woon CYL, Chong KC, Lim YW, Lam KS. J Orthopaedics 2006;3(1)e16.
  • Profunda femoris artery pseudoaneurysm presenting with triad of thigh swelling, bleeding and anaemia. Chong KC, Yap EC, Lam KS, Low BY. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2004 Mar;33(2):267-9.
  • Deep vein thrombosis following hip fracture and prevalence of hyperhomocysteinaemia in the elderly. Lim YW, Chong KC, Chong I, Low CO, See HF, Lam KS. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2004 Mar;33(2):235-8.
  • Condylar advancement osteotomy for correcting condylar malunion of the finger. Teoh LC, Yong FC, Chong KC. J Hand Surg [Br]. 2002 Feb;27(1):31-5.
  • Benign duodenal tumors. Chong KC, Cheah WK, Lenzi JE, Goh PM. Hepatogastroenterology. 2000 Sep-Oct;47(35):1298-300.

Dr Chong’s subspecialty interest is in minimally invasive arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip, and the treatment of sports injuries. He is one of the few Orthopaedic surgeons in Singapore trained in the techniques of hip arthroscopy. Common procedures performed by Dr Chong include:

  • Shoulder arthroscopy, including rotator cuff repair, Bankart repair and stabilization, frozen shoulder release
  • Knee arthroscopy, including ACL and PCL reconstruction, MCL repair and reconstruction, postero-lateral (PLC) repair and reconstruction, and multi-ligament knee reconstruction
  • Hip arthroscopy, including femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) decompression, labral repair, and snapping hip release
  • Meniscus surgery, including repair and transplant
  • Cartilage surgery, including resurfacing and transplant
  • Acromio-clavicular joint stabilization and reconstruction
  • Surgery for patellar dislocation and instability
  • Ankle arthroscopy, ankle ligament repair and stabilization
  • Tennis elbow release and tendon repair
  • Sports injuries
  • Fracture care and joint dislocation treatment


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