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Dr Lai Choon Hin
Mayo Clinic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Lai Choon Hin Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hip & knee replacement specialist
Orthopaedic surgeon of 35+ years


We provide outstanding orthopaedic surgery and treatment in Singapore. Our specialties include treating arthritis through surgery and managing pain in the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle through medication, physiotherapy and joint injections. We are pioneers in joint replacement surgery for the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow. We look after sports injuries and fractures. We improve the quality of life for patients with bone and joint problems using the latest medical treatment and surgical techniques.


AP Centre for Joint Reconstruction provides treatment for all bone and joints problems. We do the following and more:

Dr Lai Choon Hin Orthopaedic Surgeon


​We do:

  • Hip and knee replacement surgery

  • Revisions of failed hip and knee replacements

  • Joint injections for arthritis and joint pain

  • Arthroscopy

  • Osteotomies

  • Robotic surgery

  • Computer navigated surgery

Dr Lai Choon Hin Orthopaedic Surgeon Trigger Finger


​We treat:

  • Trigger fingers

  • Numbness of hand

  • Wrist tendinitis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome



​We treat:

  • ​Upper and lower limbs

  • Geriatric fractures from falls

Dr Lai Choon Hin Orthopaedic Surgeon


​We treat:

  • Bunions

  • Flatfoot

  • Achilles tendon ruptures

  • Fractures

  • Ankle ligament injuries

Spine issues slipped discs


We treat:​

  • Back and neck pain

  • Slipped discs

  • Numbness of arms and legs

  • Cervical and lumbar spondylosis

  • Spinal stenosis

bone soft tissue tumour


We do:

  • Tumour diagnosis

  • Operations to remove benign and malignant bone tumours

Dr Lai Choon Hin Orthopaedic Surgeon


​We treat:

  • Dislocations

  • Rotator cuff tendinitis and tears

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Tennis elbow

  • Arthritis and painful joints

ankle injury surgery ACL


​We do:

  • Knee arthroscopy

  • Meniscus surgery

  • ACL reconstruction surgery

About Dr Lai Choon Hin

Dr Lai Choon Hin has over 35 years of experience as a senior consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treatment of hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle pain and arthritis, sports injury, trauma, fractures, back and neck pain. He is a pioneer in hip and knee surgery and has performed thousands of hip and knee replacements as well as shoulder and elbow replacements and revision of failed hip and knee joint replacements.

His current interests include all forms of minimally invasive surgery for the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle and spine for both young and older patients. He does all types of joint replacement surgeries including the use of robots and computer navigation as well as revision of failed joint replacements which has loosened, worn out, damaged or infected. Over the 20+ years he worked in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he gained extensive experience in treating patients with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Avascular Necrosis in the department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. 

Dr Lai Choon Hin Orthopaedic Surgeon


He received his advanced training in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle and tumour surgery for two years in the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, where he was the first Asian to be appointed an Adult Reconstruction Fellow. At the Mayo Clinic, Dr Lai used the anterolateral approach for hip replacement under the supervision of world renowned surgeons such as Prof Bernard F. Morrey. As a result of this rigourous training, Dr Lai has a zero rate of hip dislocation compared to the posterior approach for hip replacement surgery commonly used  in Singapore. 

Dr Lai was formerly Director of Adult Reconstruction Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, performing joint replacement and reconstruction surgeries for  arthritis, sports injuries and fractures of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle for more than 20 years.

He was President, Singapore Orthopaedic Association in 2007 and founded the ASEAN Arthroplasty Association (AAA) to teach doctors in Orthopaedics in ASEAN countries. He was an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons FRCS examination (UK), the NUS Master of Medicine examination and the NUS MBBS Final Professional Examinations in Orthopaedics Surgery.

He has published in Current Orthopedics and Clinical Research, Journal of Trauma and The Knee. He has presented and lectured at the American Academy of Orthopedic Association (AAOS), Mayo Clinic Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Courses, Mayo Clinic Alumni Meetings, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Asia-Pacific Arhtroplasty Society (APAS), Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Society (APOS) and conferences in China, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and ASEAN nations.

His recent publications are book chapters: “Intraoperative femoral and acetabular fractures during primary total hip arthroplasty” in Comprehensive Hip and Knee Textbook in 2013, and “THA in Ankylosing Spondylitis” in The HIP: Preservation, Replacement, and Revision in 2015. Click here for a small selection of Dr Lai's interviews and publications.


  • Public Service Commission Merit Scholarship to study Medicine in University of Singapore

  • Graduated at the top of the class 

  • Howard Eddey Medal, Royal College of Australasian Surgeons for topping the FRACS examination



  • Adult Reconstruction Fellow, Mayo Clinic, and Instructor, Mayo Medical School USA: specialising in hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle primary and revision  replacement surgery and  tumour surgery for 2 years under supervision by the world     renowned surgeons of the Mayo Clinic.

5 Languages Spoken

English | Chinese | Hokkien | Teochew | Malay

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AP Centre for Joint Reconstruction

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital & Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road #10-50 

Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm

Sat: 9am to 1pm

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