Dr. Ramesh Subramaniam

Orthopaedic Surgery (Bones)

Credentials MBBS (NUS, Singapore)
MRCS (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
M Med (Ortho) (NUS, Singapore)
FRCS (Ortho) (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
FAMS (Ortho)
Sports Fellowship – Santry Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin, Ireland
Sports Fellowship – Hospital Quiron, Barcelona, Spain
Language English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil, Bahasa Indonesia, Spanish
Background

Dr Ramesh is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in shoulder, knee and arthroscopic sports surgery. He also manages general orthopaedic conditions including arthritis/degenerative diseases, osteoporosis and traumatic injuries.He is also a Visiting Consultant to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

In the course of his training, he had spent a year in clinical fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgery at the Santry Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. He was then awarded the Tan Tock Seng Scholarship to pursue a Sports Fellowship in Knee Surgery at Hospital Quiron in Barcelona, Spain.

As part of this training, Dr Ramesh also spent time with the Mutualidad de Futbolistas Catalanes orthopaedic teams taking care of the soccer players in Barcelona and the Spanish province of Catalunya. He also completed a Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at Hospital Del Mar in Barcelona. During his overseas fellowship training, Dr Ramesh was trained in arthroscopic joint reconstruction and joint replacement surgeries.

Common conditions managed by Dr Ramesh include:

  • Knee meniscus, ligament and cartilage injuries
  • Kneecap (patella) instability and pain
  • Tendinitis and muscle injuries around the knee and lower limb
  • Shoulder instability and dislocations
  • Rotator cuff tendon tears of the shoulder
  • Shoulder biceps conditions
  • Elbow instability and dislocations
  • Elbow stiffness and contractures
  • Tendinitis around the elbow – Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
  • Hip labral tears and femoro-acetabular impingement
  • Tendon and muscle issues around the hip
  • Ankle sport injuries including sprains, instability and tendinitis
  • Arthritis/Degenerative conditions of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow
  • Fractures of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow

He has demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of both undergraduate students and post-graduate doctors. He has been conferred the appointment of clinical Senior Lecturer and then Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Residency Program. He has also given lectures and demonstrated surgery techniques at numerous international workshops and training courses for knee and shoulder surgery. As Fellowship Supervisor of Sports Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hopital, he has mentored clinical fellows from India, Phillipines and Malaysia.

He is passionate about community service and humanitarian efforts. He has volunteered with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to perform pro-bono surgery in Indonesia. He has been involved in Indosin Bhakti Sosial (ISBS) with the Singapore Navy, to provide primary healthcare to villages in the Riau Islands, Indonesia.

Achievements
  • Minister of Health Award for Yogjakarta Earthquake Relief (2006)
  • ASEAN – AOA Senior Travelling Fellowship, North America (2008)
  • ASEAN Junior Travelling Fellowship (2010)
  • Tan Tock Seng Scholarship Award (2011)
  • Tan Tock Seng Hospital Long Service Award (2016)