Dr Chew Yoon Chong WinstonMBBS (S'pore), MMed (Surgery), FRCS (Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FAMS (Ortho)
Pacific Hand Surgery
290 Orchard Road #12-01
Tel: (65) 6510 1989
Fax: (65) 6883 6967
Dr Chew graduated from NUS with his basic medical degree (MBBS) in 1989. After he obtained his higher surgical qualifications [(MMed (Surg), FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Glas)], he entered orthopaedic surgical training and successfully exited to become a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery [FAMS (Orth)].
He has a special interest in Hand and Microsurgery, and was awarded the Ministry of Health’s Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to undergo advanced training in Hand and Microsurgery in the prestigious Christine M Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsugery / Kleinert-Kutz Hand Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Upon his return, he went on to exit in Hand Surgery in 2002, to become the only surgeon to date to exit in both Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery. He has been working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital since 1996.
His clinical interests include managing fractures of the distal radius and hand, wrist conditions, arthroscopy of the wrist and small joints of the hand, reconstruction for deformities of rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis including total joint replacement for the wrist and fingers, and microsurgical reconstruction of both upper and lower limbs including replantations, vascularised free flap and toe-to-hand transfers. His passion is in good patient care.
Dr Chew also has a passion for teaching, and is the Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of NUS, and for his efforts, he was awarded the “Top 10 Teachers” award by Tan Tock Seng Hospital in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, and was also conferred the “Outstanding Teacher Award” in Orthopaedics undergraduate teaching by NUS in 2009-2010. He is also actively involved in the training of orthopaedic and hand surgeons and served in the Specialist Training Committees (STC) for both Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He was in the Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) of the Residency Training Programme for Orthopaedic Surgery from 2011 to 2013. He is currently still an RAC member for Hand Surgery since 2012.
Dr Chew was the Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital from 2007 to 2011. He also helped to set up the Hand and Micro Surgery Section of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, with the help of 3 other specialists in Hand Surgery. He also served as the Head of the Section from 2008 to 2012. He continues to serve as a senior consultant in the department on a part-time basis, serving patients with hand problems, and teaching and training students and junior staff.
Dr Chew also served as President of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery from 2004-2006. He is interested in clinical research and has authored 26 articles in peer reviewed journals, and 5 book chapters in hand surgery.
His other interests include softball, badminton and golf.
24 hr Emergency Care for Hand Injuries
Our team of hand surgeons are rostered to be available to tend to any acute injuries of the hand and wrist. These will range from relatively minor crush injury of the fingertips to more complex wounds affecting underlying tendons , nerves and arteries, to complete amputations of limbs. We are equipped to perform replantation surgery round the clock.
Immediate Hand Surgery Care
Many of the trauma to the upper limb require urgent attention. Early reduction of finger and wrist fractures minimizes pain and deformity. Early attention to hand infections will minimize tissue loss and preserve function. You will be able to see a hand surgeon in Hand Surgery Associates (HSA) on short notice as we understand the urgent nature of hand conditions.
Comprehensive Hand Surgery Care
The complete range of treatment options for hand conditions is available at Hand Surgery Associates. Kindly refer to our section under symptoms for the specific conditions. Our treatment process always starts with a detailed history and clinical examination before our hand surgeons will recommend individualized treatment for each patient. Many of the hand conditions are treated conservatively with activity modification, therapy or medication. Surgery can be the best option for some instances and our aim is to help you understand your diagnosis and achieve the best outcome.
This important aspect of hand surgery involves guided mobilization for hand surgery patients and the use of protective splints for rehabilitation. Our hand surgeons look after the rehabilitation of their patients and you will be referred to therapists when required.
Prosthesis complete the range of expertise a hand surgery service will provide. They improve the body image of the patients with deformities.