Dr. Jeffrey Chew Tec Hock

Orthopaedic Surgery

Credentials MBBS (Singapore) 1989 FRCS (Gen Surg) (Glasg) 1994 FRCSEd (Gen Surg) 1994 M Med (Gen Surg) (Singapore) 1994 FICS (USA) FAMS (Orthopaedics) Mayo Alumnus, Mayo Clinic (USA)
Language English,Mandarin Chinese,Bahasa Melayu,Bahasa Indonesia,Hokkien Dialect
Background

Dr Jeffrey Chew is a practicing orthopaedic consultant at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and East Shore Hospital. His special interests are in managing arthritis, and in doing hip and knee joint replacements. He also manages sports injuries including ligament reconstructions.

Dr Chew completed his postgraduate degree in 1994.He received several scholarships to conduct biomechanics research at the Mayo Clinic Biomechanics Laboratory where he studied patello femoral tracking on various knee designs. He presented his work as a finalist for the Insall Award at the American Knee Society.
He was subsequently awarded a clinical fellowship at the Adult Reconstructive Division,Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota from 1998 to 1999 where he did his subspecialty training.

He has presented and published at the American Knee Society, the American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as at the American Orthopaedic Research Society. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Research Society as well as a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

He has won numerous awards for his research work in the past, including the Russell Hibbs Award from the Scoliosis Research Society.

Together with Johnson and Johnson Medical, Dr Chew helped co-design the PFC Sigma RPF High Flex Knee prosthesis. This knee prosthesis was designed especially for the Asian population, to allow for better range of knee flexion. This new knee design is the only MOBILE BEARING HIGH FLEXED knee prosthesis that is currently approved for use by the FDA. This knee implant design allows both increased flexion angles as well as imparting higher stability at high flexion angles eg : during squatting postures.

Dr Chew also frequently conducts instructional courses on hip and knee reconstruction both locally and regionally. He also frequently conducts courses for General Practitioners both in the local as well as in the region.

In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious Insall Travelling Fellowship Award from the American Knee Society for the year 2005, spending more than a month traveling to a large number of prestigious medical institutions throughout USA and Canada to both teach and learn with the top surgeons in the field.

Despite his busy schedule, Dr Chew makes time for world community efforts. In January 2005, he spent 3 weeks in Sri Lanka helping the Tsunami devastated country. He received a Minister of Health award for his efforts.

His current research interests are in patella designs and tracking. He is also interested in cartilage transplantation in the arthritic model.

Achievements

Fellow of the International College of Surgeons

Clinical Fellow, Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Dept of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic (USA)

Masters of Medicine (Surgery) (Singapore)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate Certification

Designated Factory Doctor (Singapore ) (Compressed Air Work)