We all suffer from aches, pain and injuries, especially with age and also when we do sports. Its a simple case of wear and tear.
By definition, sports medicine is a specialised segment of medical practice that deals with injuries caused by athletic activities. At some point in our lives, we would need to seek out a sports doctor that is experienced in treating sports injuries – this could be either an orthopaedic surgeon or a General Physician (GP).
Here’s a run down of the best Orthopaedic Surgeons in Singapore that are also one of the Best Sports Doctor Singapore has to offer. Our list of recommendations covers doctors in public and private practice, and are based on the doctor’s overall quality, price and patient reviews.
#1 Best Sports Doctor – Dr Mizan Marican
An avid golfer and footballer, Dr Mizan is a highly respected orthopaedic surgeon that senior doctors themselves refer their family members to see – a strong validation that he is among the best in Singapore. A compassionate and caring doctor, he treats patients of all ages, from paediatrics to the elderly, including sports injuries.
While some orthopaedics are generalists, Dr Mizan specialises in knee replacement (also known as TKR), hip and pelvis joint replacements, treating sports injuries such as ACL tears, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder and also trauma surgery.
What patients like best about Dr Mizan is his philosophy to explore non surgical options first, such as rehabilitation or medication, before recommending for surgery to be performed.
Dr Mizan has published many papers in the Singapore Medical Journal and the Journal of Orthopaedics, and chaired numerous ortho conferences in the region on arthroplasty and arthroscopy. His expertise is in the use of MAKOplasty, advanced robotic techniques and keyhole surgery. Interestingly, Dr Mizan also serves as a Captain in the Singapore Armed Forces and received an award from the President of Singapore in 2016.
Knee replacement surgery can be a very costly procedure, and luckily for Singaporean citizens, the TKR cost is subsidized when done at local hospitals.
Singapore General Hospital
Quality: 5/5 | Price: Low for Singaporean Citizens (as per Local Public Hospital Charges) | Patient Feedback: 5/5 |
#2 Best Sports Doctor – Dr Alan Cheung
An orthopaedic surgeon and a sportsman himself, Dr Alan is charismatic sports doctor that specialises in sports injuries and joint reconstruction. His expertise is in robotic surgery such as Navio and RoboDoc.
International Orthopaedic Clinic
Quality: 4.5/5 | Price: Medium to High | Patient Feedback: 4/5 |
#05-24 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563 | T: 6253 7111
#3 Best Sports Doctor – Dr Tan Chyn Hong
Dr Tan is an experienced sports doctor with plenty of experience in solving knee and shoulder problems, and is well known for getting sportmen “back on their feet”. His expertise includes meniscus surgery, ligament reconstruction and cartilage regeneration.
Before joining private practise, Dr Tan was head of he Sports Medicine division at the National University Hospital Singapore.
The Orthopaedic Centre
Quality: 4/5 | Price: Medium | Patient Feedback: 4/5 |
#09-42 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irawaddy Road Singapore 329563 | T: 6690 4588
#4 Best Sports Doctor – Dr Lee Eu Jin
Liberty Orthopaedic Clinic
Quality: 4/5 | Price: Medium | Patient Feedback: 3.5/5 |
#14-14 Mount Elizabeth Orchard, 3 Mount Elizabeth Singapore 228510 | T: 6735 0081
High quality orthopaedic care in sports medicine is invaluable in helping injured sportsmen continue their passions. To qualify as an orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore, approximately 14 years of formal education is required. In order to maintain their board-certification, they engage in life long learning and will demonstrate their expertise as conference speaks and research. We hope this helps you in your search for some of the best sports doctor Singapore has to offer. Should you have more recommendations or feedback on our list, let us know!