Orthopaedic and Spine Clinic Pte Ltd

Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones)

Specialist(s) Dr. Tan Seang Beng
Dr. Tow Phak Boon Benjamin
Background

The Orthopaedic and Spine clinic is a one stop centre for all orthopaedic and bone and joint conditions. Dr Benjamin Tow, our doctor, is an orthopaedic specialist who is formerly from Singapore General Hospital, a tertiary referral centre and also the hospital with the highest range and volume of orthopaedic cases in Singapore. His subspecialty is in spinal surgery and his main area of focus is minimally invasive spinal surgery [also known as keyhole surgery]. He has performed the highest volume of spine surgery in the 3 years before leaving SGH. He has taught at many courses in spinal surgery both locally and internationally. Dr Benjamin Tow is also adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke NUS Medical School and clinical tutor at the NUS- Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Special Interests
  • Minimally Invasive Spine surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Fractures and Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Knee and Hip Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Pain management procedures
Facilities and Services

Treatment of Lumbar Spine Conditions

– Minimally-invasive [keyhole sugery] spinal decompression of spinal stenosis
– Minimally-invasive discectomy for prolapsed intervertbral disc
– Percutaneous minimally invasive spinal fusion techniques; single and multiple level
– Minimally invasive decompression and correction of spinal deformity
– Percutaneous procedures for treatment of pain
– Motion-preserving spinal technologies- interspinous spacers and disc replacement
– Percutaneous osteoporotic stabilization by bone cement
– Image-guided spinal surgery
– Spinal cord and neuro monitoring for spinal procedures
– Computer navigation surgery for the spine
– Complex spine reconstruction
– Lumbar spine corpectomy
– Revision surgery for failed back syndrome
– Less invasive treatment of spinal tumors.
– Extreme lateral approach for lumbar discectomy and fusion

Treatment of Cervical Spine Conditions

– Cervical prolapsed disc
– Spinal cord compression
– Cervical myelopathy
– Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
– Cervical trauma
– Cervical spine deformity

Treatment options include :

– Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
– Anterior cervical corpecomy and fusion
– Cervical arthroplasty [disc replacement]
– Cervical arthroplasty and fusion hybrid constrct
– Cervical laminoplasty
– Cervical laminectomy
– Cervical foraminotomy
– Lateral mass fusion
– Occipito-cervical fusion
– Cervico-thoracic fusion

Treatment of Thoracic Spine Conditions

– Scoliosis
– Thoracic spine tumour
– Spinal cord compression from injury or tumours
– Thoracic spine trauma with deformity
– Compression fractures

Treatment of Hip and Knee Conditions

– Percutaneous injection of visco-supplementation
– Arthroscopy debridement and chondroplasty and partial meniscectomy
– Total knee replacement
– Computer aided navigation for knee replacement
– Robotic assisted surgery for knee arthroplasty
– Minimally invasive unicompartment knee replacement
– Hip hemi-arthroplasty
– Hip Joint replacement
– Percutaneous intra-medullary nailing of the femur and tibia
– Plate and screw fixation of the femur and tibia
– Arthroscopic assisted reconstruction of the ligaments of the knee
– Fixation of fractures of the ankle
– Correction of Hallux valgus [bunion] deformity
– Amputations of the toes, midfoot, leg and lower limb for infection

Treatment of Upper Limb Conditions

– Shoulder impingement
– Tears of the rotator cuff tendons
– Arthritis of the shoulder
– Fractures of the upper limb
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Ulnar nerve impingement
– Tennis elbow
– Trigger finger
– Tendinopathies of the wrist and Elbow