Dr. Jonathan Lee Yi-Liang

Hand Surgery

Credentials MB BCh BAO, MRCSEd, MMed (Surg.), FAMS (Singapore)
Language English,Mandarin Chinese
Associated Treatments

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Peripheral Compression Neuropathies
Trigger Fingers
De Quervain's Tendonitis
Hand and Wrist Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid)
Dupuytren's Disease
Hand Infections
Hand Tumours
Ganglion Cysts
Nail Conditions and Surgery
Thumb base arthritis (arthroplasty and Joint replacements)
Fingertip Injuries
Hand Fractures
Tendon, Nerve and Joint Injuries
Surgery for Deformity Correction
Polydactyly, Syndactyly and Complex Hand Abnormalities
Carpal Fractures
Ligament Instabilities
Distal Radius Fractures
Sprains and Chronic Wrist Pain
Wrist Arthroscopy
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release:
Skin and Composite Tissue Reconstruction
Flap Surgery

Special Treatments

Minimally invasive operations
Skin flaps and reconstruction
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Scar treatments
Joint Replacement


Dr Lee Yi-Liang Jonathan is a Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon with specialty in plastic and orthopaedic reconstructive surgery of the hand, wrist and upper limb – including periperal nerve surgery, replantation, fractures, burns and trauma, microsurgery, arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Lee's extensive experience encompasses various conditions, such as wrist fractures, upper limb trauma, and sports injuries, as well as, treating pediatric upper limb conditions and degenerative issues affecting the hands and wrist. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1995 with his bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and received in postgraduate surgical training in Singapore obtaining Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2000 and his Masters of Medicine (Surgery) from NUS in 2001. Dr. Lee’s surgical training has been marked by a diverse and comprehensive foundation in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, and Plastic Surgery. He has also gained invaluable insights from disciplines such as Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery. This multidisciplinary exposure has enhanced his capabilities as a well-rounded and versatile surgeon Recognizing his innate aptitude for fine precision work and meticulous attention to detail, Dr. Lee was selected for, and successfully completed, the rigorous 4-year advanced surgical training in Hand and Reconstructive Surgery. This intensive training path culminated in his attaining Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore and Specialist Accreditation with the Ministry of Health, Singapore Having completed the specialized training in Hand and Reconstructive Surgery in SGH and NUH, Dr Lee equipped with extensive experience in managing complex hand and upper limb conditions. In 2008, driven by an ardent vision to elevate hand surgery care in Singapore, Dr. Lee founded his own private practice in Mount Elizabeth Hospital & Medical Centre dedicated to delivering exemplary hand and upper limb care to patients of all ages and with a goal to return each patient’s hands to function in the most comfortable experience and the shortest time possible adopting both surgical and non-surgical approaches. Dr. Lee's skill set extends to addressing a wide range of traumatic and sports injuries, including fractures, tendon and nerve injuries, as well as burns, fingertip injuries, and nail conditions. He is well-versed in managing arthritis and performing joint replacements. Additionally, he efficiently manages common conditions like trigger fingers and De Quervain tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome A prolific writer, Dr Lee has contributed in excess of 20 scientific articles, published in peer-reviewed journals and has also chapters in a guidebook for patients and general practitioners entitled, Painful Conditions of the Hand & Wrist (2004). He has been quoted in several newspaper and magazine articles on various hand conditions and has spoken regularly at public forums and on radio. Dr Lee has presented his research and writing at meetings both local and international, and has been awarded prizes for his academic presentations at the Singapore Hand Surgery Society Annual Scientific Meetings (2002 & 2006). Dr Lee has held several administrative positions outside of his practice. In 2019-2020, he chair the Medical Quality Assurance Committee on Parkway East Hospital’s Medical Advisory Board to direct and oversee clinical quality assurance in ensuring programs and services are implemented at the highest standards and patients receive the highest level of care. He also served as the honorary treasurer and executive committee member of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery (SSHSS). He remains active in his teaching commitments and is an active Advanced Trauma Life Support Course Instructor at the School of Military Medicine, Singapore.


01  Stonefish Envenomations of the Hand – A local marine hazard. A report of 8 cases and review of the literature.
Lee JYL, Leo P, Teoh LC.
02  The dorsal pentagonal island flap: A technique of web reconstruction for syndactyly that facilitates direct closure.
Teoh LC, Lee JYL.
03  Central Column Reconstruction following total resection of a third metacarpal giant cell tumour: A case report.
Lee JYL, Pho RWH, Yeo DSC.
04  A Chronic Nocardia Infection following conservative treatment of a high pressure injection injury of air.
Lee JYL, Yong FC.
Inter-fragmentary screw fixation of proximal interphalangeal joint fracture dislocations – indications and results.
Lee JYL, Teoh LC.
Top 10 Downloaded 1996, J Hand Surg (Br/Eur).
06  Heterodigital arterialized cross finger flap – extending the reach and versatility of the heterodigital flap.
Lee JYL, Teoh LC, Seah V.

Mallet Fractures: A novel approach to internal fixation using a hook plate.
Teoh LC, Lee JYL..
Top 10 Downloaded 1997 Jan-Jun, J Hand Surg (Br/Eur).
08  Attritional rupture of the small finger flexor tendons following local steroid injections of a hook of hamate fracture.
Woon CYL, Lee JYL, Teoh LC.
09  Late Rupture Of Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon After Volar Distal Radius Plating: A Case Report And Review Of The Literature
Woon CYL, Lee JYL, Ng SW, Teoh LC.
Preservation of digital palmar veins to avoid venous congestion in heterodigital arterialized flaps. [Invited Reply – Letter to the
Lee JYL, Teoh LC.
11  Mycobacterium Marinum as a cause of chronic granulomatous tenosynovitis in the hand.
Pang HN, Lee JYL, Puhaindran M, Tan SH, Tan ABH, Yong FC.
12  Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis: a new classification based on prognosticating factors and outcomes.
Pang HN, Teoh LC, Yam AYT, Lee JYL, Puhaindran ME, Tan ABH.
13  Diagnostic dilemmas in unusual presentations of gout.
Christopher Hoe-Kong Chui, Jonathan Yi-Liang Lee.
14  Flap resurfacing of post-Infection soft tissue defects of the hand.
Woon CYL, Lee JYL, Teoh LC.
15  Pincer nails complicated by distal phalangeal osteomyelitis.
Pang HN, Yi-Liang Lee J, Beng-Hoi Tan A.
16  Free digital artery flap: An ideal flap for large finger defects in situations where local flaps are precluded.
Wong CH, Teoh LC, Lee JYL, Yam AKT, Khoo DBA, Yong FC.
17  The spiral flap for fingertip resurfacing: short-term and long-term results.
Lim GJ, Yam AK, Lee JY, Lam-Chuan T.
18  Simultaneous infected pseudoaneurysm and suppurative tenosynovitis resulting from radial artery cannulation.
Gavin Kang, Lee JYL, Wong CH

Resurfacing hemipulp losses of the thumb: the cross finger flap revisited – indications, technical refinements, outcomes and long-
term neurosensory recovery.
Woon CYL, Lee JYL, Teoh LC.
20  A tuberculous midpalmar abscess of the hand due to reactivation of previous pulmonary tuberculosis.
Gavin CW Kang, Andrew KT Yam, Jonathan YL Lee.
22  Contralateral Pedicled Lateral Arm Flap For Hand Reconstruction.
Ng SW, Teoh LC, Lee JYL, Seah WTV.
23  Rice Bodies, Millet Seeds, and Melon Seeds in Tuberculous Tenosynovitis of the Hand and Wrist.
Colin YL Woon, ES Phoon, Jonathan Yi-Liang Lee et al.
24  Brachial Venous Pseudoaneurysm with High Median Nerve Palsy Following Cardiac Catheterization. A case report.
Colin Yi-Loong Woon, Jonathan Yi-Liang Lee.
25  The Hook Plate Technique for Fixation of Phalangeal Avulsion Fractures.
Kang GC, Yam A, Phoon ES, Yi-Liang Lee J, Teoh LC.
26  A case of multiple mallet fractures in the same hand treated with hook plate fixation.
Christopher Chui, Harvey Chim, Jonathan Lee.
27  Hook plate technique for fixation of Phalangeal Avulsion Fractures
Gavin Kang, Lee JYL, Teoh LC.
28  The salvage of a partially degloved heel using a vacuum assisted closure device: a case report and literature review.
Lee JYL, Lim IJ.

Chap 7: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
A comprehensive guide for patients and general practitioners.
Lee JYL, Teoh LC

Fellowships and Accreditations

Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
10 th July 2006.

Certificate of Specialist Accreditation (Hand Surgery)
Ministry of Health, Singapore.
1 st May 2006.

Certificate of Specialist Registration (Hand Surgery)
Singapore Medical Council
1 st May 2006.

Masters of Medicine (Surgery)
School of Postgraduate Medicine,
National University of Singapore.
Conferred 13 July 2002

Membership, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. (MRCSEd)
Conferred 10 Nov 2000.

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG, U.S.)
Certified 24 September 1998

M.A., M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O.
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
September 1990 to June 1995