Dr Tan Ter ChyanMB, BCh, BAO(NUI), MMed(Ortho, NUS), MRCS(Edinburgh), FAMS(Hand)
Pacific Hand Surgery
290 Orchard Road #12-01
Tel: (65) 6510 1989
Fax: (65) 6883 6967
Dr Tan Ter Chyan graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin in 1995, and became Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001.
He was awarded the Master of Medicine, Orthopaedics by the National University of Singapore in 2002. He obtained his specialist accreditation by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) as a Hand Surgeon in 2005.
He was awarded the Higher Manpower Development Program for 2006 and was clinical fellow at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney in 2007 with the Department of Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, University of Sydney.
Dr Tan worked as a surgeon in the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, National University Hospital from 2002 to 2012. Dr Tan was a specialist hand surgeon in the Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery (HRM) from 2005 to 2007 and consultant from 2007 to 2012. He was the Postgraduate Director and was involved in training the advanced Hand Surgery trainees in the national program. He was also the first Associate Program Director for the national residency program in Hand Surgery.
He has a clinical interest in peripheral nerve surgery, especially brachial plexus surgery, stroke, cerebral palsy and surgical rehabilitation of the upper limb in tetraplegia. His other clinical interest is in minimally invasive surgery of the hand and upper limb especially wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic peripheral nerve surgery.
His research interest is in the field of nerve regeneration and bioelectrics and is actively involved with the SINAPSE scientists (Singapore institute of Neurotechnology). Dr Tan has been an invited speaker for local, regional and international meetings and continues to publish both his clinical and basic science research. Dr Tan is currently the Secretary of the Singapore Society for Hand Surgery (www.sshs.org.sg)
Dr Tan is involved in medical missions and also previously the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 1st Medical Squadron, the Search and Rescue (SAR) squadron of Republic of Singapore Air Force from 2006 to 2010. He enjoys the outdoors and cycling.
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.