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Arjandas Mahadev
A/Prof. Arjandas Mahadev
KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Head & Senior Consultant
MBBS, FAMS, FRCS (Edin)

A/Prof Arjandas Mahadev is the pioneer of full time Paediatric Orthopaedic practice treating exclusively children with bone and joint disorders in Singapore.

 

He obtained his basic medical degree, the MBSS, from the National University of Singapore in 1992 followed by his Postgraduate degree in General Surgery, the FRCS (Edinburgh) in 1996. He became an accredited Specialist in Orthopaedic in 2001 after he exited his Advanced Specialist Training in Orthopaedics and was admitted as a Fellow into the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

 

He did his training in Paediatric Orthopaedic at the world renowned Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego in 2001 with some of the most influential educators in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics globally.

Upon returning in 2002, he became the first surgeon to practice Paediatric Orthopaedics exclusively in Singapore.

His areas of special interests include:-

  • Foot deformities eg. clubfeet and flat feet
  • Hip problems eg. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips (DDH)
  • Limb deformities and malignments (attended the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course in September 2010)
  • Cerebral Palsy and its limb complications
  • Paediatric fractures

His teaching appointments include:-

  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Teaching Faculty in Sports Medicine Training Programme (SMTP)
  • Examiner in Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination in Orthopaedic Surgery - Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
  • Academic Vice Chair, Education of SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Musculoskeletal Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (MSKSC ACP)

He is also the Associate Program Director for the SingHealth Orthopaedic Residency Program where one of his primary responsibilities is to draw up the core curriculum for Paediatric Orthopaedics.

In giving back to the community, he is actively involved in volunteer work at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (formerly the Spastic Children's Association of Singapore) at 65 Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore 519529 (www.cpas.org.sg) with a monthly clinic run at the school.

Education
  • National University of Singapore 1992: MBBS
  • Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1996: FRCS (Ed)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine 2001: FAMS
  • Fellowship in Children's Hospital San Diego 2002
  • Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership 2012
Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

Professional Appointments

  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association 1998
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine 2001
  • Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Member (Paediatric Section 2002)
  • AO Centre Executive Committee Member 2004
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America - Corresponding Member 2007
  • Singapore Medical Association 2008
  • Visiting Consultant to SGH Neonatology 2009 - 2018
  • Visiting Consultant to SGH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 2012 - 2018
  • Specialist Training Committee Member (STC) (Orthopaedic Surgery) 2010
  • Honorary Secretary of Chapter of Orthopaedic Surgeons, College of Surgeons, Singapore 2011
  • Council Member of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (Paediatric Section 2011)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore 2015 - 2017
  • Adjunct Associate Professor in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery) 2015 - 2017
  • Leadership Mentor of KKH’s Mentoring Initiative for Clinicians 2014 - 2015
  • Academic Vice Chair, Education of SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Musculoskeletal Sciences Academic Clinical Programme (MSKSC ACP) 2016 - 2019

Committee Memberships

  • Member of SingHealth Junior Officer Committee 2003
  • Rehabilitation Advisor Panel 2003
  • Launching subcommittee & MC for Clinical Quality Symposium 2004
  • Project Leader for Clinical Pathway Workgroup for Malignant Bone Tumour 2004
  • Project Leader for Clinical Pathway Workgroup for Scoliosis 2005
  • Vice Chairman of SingHealth Junior Officer Committee 2005
  • Medical Emergency Codes and Training Committee 2005
  • Member of Healthy Lifestyle Committee 2005
  • Co-Chairman (representing KKH) for President's Challenge 100 Relay 2005
  • Workgroup on Expansion of Women's Services 2005
  • JCI Medication Workgroup and Division Champion 2005
  • Member of Junior Staff Medical Networking Committee since 2005
  • Co-Chairman of 2nd KKH Combined ASM 2006
  • Organising committee member of 1st KKH Health Carnival 2006
  • Organision committee member of 2nd POSNA-ASEAN Pediatric Orthopaedic Course 2007
  • Chairman of President's Challenge Organising Committee 2007
  • Chairman of KK Innovation Workgroup 2007 - 2008
  • Hospital Research Committee Member 2008 - 2009
  • Member of Cluster RISPACS Steering Committee 2012
  • Bronze Member of AOTrauma Network 2012
  • Faculty Member of National Healthcare Group (NHG) Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program 2012 - 2013
  • Member of Academic Medicine Education Institute (AMEI) 2013
  • Committee Member of Education Council 2016 - 2019
Awards

  • KKH 10 Years Long Service Award (presented in Year 2003)

  • Service from The Heart Award 2004

  • Excellent Service Gold Award 2005

  • Service from the Heart Award 2006 Quarter 2

  • Excellent Service Star Award 2006

  • Service from The Heart Award 2007

  • Service from The Heart Award 2008 Quarter 3

  • Best Poster at the 4th KKH Combined ASM July 2008

  • Service from The Heart Award 2009 Quarter 2

  • Excellent Service Award - Healthcare Industry Superstar Nominee & Star Award 2009

  • Service from The Heart Award (Jul - Dec 2010)

  • The Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore - MCYS 5 Years Long Service Award (presented in Year 2011)

  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award - Star Award (Apr 2010 - Mar 2011)

  • Service from The Heart Award (Jul - Dec 2011)

  • The Spastic Children’s Association of Singapore - Distinguished Service Award (2012)

  • KKH 20 Years Long Service Award (presented in Year 2013)

  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine - Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Academic Year 2011/2012)

  • Service from the Heart Award (Jan - Jun 2014)

  • National University of Singapore, Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award (Academic Years 2012/2013, 2013/2014 & 2014/2015)

  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award - Gold Award (Apr 2014 - Mar 2015)

  • SingHealth Residency RiSE Award - Outstanding Faculty Award (2015)

  • SingHealth Financial Counselling Task Force - You Shine Award (2016)

Publications and Research Trials

Ooi SB, Kour NW, Mahadev A
Haematuria in the diagnosis of urinary calculi
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1998 Mar; 27(2): 210-4
Erratum in: Ann Acad Med Singapore 1998 Jul; 27(4): 606

Mahadev A, Mahara DP, Chang P, Mitra AK, Tay Bk, Sim CS
Autogenous osteochondral morselised grafts for full thickness osteochondral defects in the knee joints of pigs
Singapore Med J. 2001 Sep: 42(9): 410-6

Wong MK, Arjandas, Ching LK, Lim SL, Lo NN
Osteoporotic hip fractures in Singapore – costs and patient’s outcome
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2002 Jan; 31(1): 3-7

Mahadev A, Soon MY, Lam KS
Monkey bars are for monkeys: a study on playground equipment related extremity fractures in Singapore
Singapore Med J. 2004 Jan; 45(1): 9-13

Liu X, Kim W, Drerup B, Mahadev A
Tibial torsion measurement by surface curvature
Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2005 May; 20(4): 443-50

Oh D, Arjandas M, Lim KB, Lee EH
Heelys injuries in children
Singapore Med J. 2006 May; 47(5): 373-5

Lee YH, Lim KB, Gao GX, Mahadev A, Lam KS, Tan SB, Lee EH
Traction and spica casting for closed femoral shaft fractures in children
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong).  2007 Apr; 15(1): 37-40

Lim YJ, Lam KS, Lim KB, Mahadev A, Lee EH
Management outcome and the role of manipulation in slipped capital femoral epiphysis
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2007 Dec; 15(3): 334-8

Kevin Boon Leong LIM, James Hoi Po HUI, Arjandas MAHADEV, Eng-Hin LEE
Fractures in the Medial Epicondyle in Children: A Plea for Conservatism
J Jpn Ped Orthop Ass. 2008 Feb 15; 17(1): 147-50

Gao GX, Mahadev A, Lee EH
Sleeve fracture of the patella in children
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2008 Apr; 16(1): 43-6

Lau LL, Mahadev A, Hui JH
Common lower limb sport-related overuse injuries in young athletes
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Apr; 37(4): 315-9

Lim YJ, Kagda F, Lam KS, Hui JH, Lim KB, Mahadev A, Lee EH
Demographics and clinical presentation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis in Singapore: comparing the East with the West
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2008 Nov; 17(6): 289-92

Mahadev A, Munajat I, Mansor A, Hui JH
Combined Lateral and Transcuneiform without Medial Osteotomy for Residual Clubfoot for Children
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009; 467(5): 1319-25

Babu MK, Lee P, Mahadev A, Lee EH
Congenital bilateral sternocleidomastoid contracture: a case report
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2009 May; 18(3): 145-7

Tey IK, Mahadev A, Lim KBL, Lee EH, Saminathan SN
Active Unicameral Bone Cysts in the Upper Limb Are At Greater Risk of Fracture
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2009 Aug;17(2):157-60

Guo Xun Gao, A Mahadev, KS Lam, EH Lee
PA5 : Manipulative reduction and fixation with a single screw for slipped capital femoral epiphysis
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Br 2010 vol. 92-B no. SUPP I 205

Tay D, Mahadev A
An unexpected outcome following radial head excision for Jeffrey type II fracture-dislocation of the proximal radius in a child
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2010 Sep; 39(9): 742-3

K.W.P. Leung, A. Mahadev
The cost of sustaining playground related extremity fractures in Singapore
Injury, Int. J Care Injured.  2011 April; 42(4): 352-355

Tan BH, Mahadev A.
Radial neck fractures in children
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2011 Aug;19(2):209-12

Kee Leong Ong, Arjandas Mahadev
Cannulated cancellous screw fixation for capitellum fractures in adolescents
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2011;19(3):346-9

Reuben Chee Cheong Soh, D. Khawn Tawng, Arjandas Mahadev
Pulse Oximetry for the Diagnosis and Prediction for Surgical Exploration in the Pulseless Perfused Hand as a Result of Supracondylar Fractures of the Distal Humerus
Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery 2013;5:74-81

Kai Yet Lam, MBBS, MRCS, Gera Sumanth Kumar, MBBS, MS Ortho, MRCS (Ed), and Arjandas Mahadev, MBBS, M Med Ortho, FRCSEd (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Severity of Playground-related Fractures: More Than Just Playground Factors?
J Pediatr Orthop. Volume 33, Number 3, April/May 2013

Vincent Khwee-Soon Tay, P. Chandra Mohan, Wendy Kein Meng Liew, Arjandas Mahadev & Kiang Hiong Tay
Foot Drop after Ethanol Embolization of Calf Vascular Malformation: A Lesson on Nerve Injury
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology: ISSN 0174-1551, Volume 36, Number 4
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (Aug 2013), 36:1165-1171, DOI 10.1007/s00270-012-0471-4

Adrian Chong Beng Tan, Roland Weng Wah Chong, Arjandas Mahadev
Triplane fractures of the distal tibia in children
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2013;21(1):55-9

May Fong Mak, Wenyun Li, Arjandas Mahadev
Calamine lotion to reduce skin irritation in children with cast immobilisation
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2013;21(2):221-5

XL Chong, M Ashik, Arjandas M
Obturator Internus Pyomyositis in A Child: A Case Report
Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal 2014 Vol 8 No 1

Muhammad Farhan bin Mohd Fadil, Arjandas Mahadev, Sumanth Kumar Gera
Radial head and neck injuries in children with elbow dislocations: a report of three cases
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2014 Aug;22(2):252-6

Sumanth Kumar Gera, Rakesh Raveendran, Arjandas Mahadev
Pattern of fractures in non-accidental injuries in the pediatric population in Singapore
Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery 2014;6:432-438

Andrew Chia Chen Chou, Arjandas Mahadev
The use of C-reactive protein as a guide for transitioning to oral antibiotics in paediatric osteoarticular infections
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2015

Elis Yuexian Lee, Jean Yin Oh, Chia Yin Chong, Jonathan Tze Liang Choo, Arjandas Mahadev, Natalie Woon Hui Tan
A Case of Atypical Kawasaki Disease With Myositis
Global Pediatric Health, January-December 2015, Vol 2: 1-6

 

Andrew Chia Chen Chou, Arjandas Mahadev

The use of C-reactive protein as a guide for transitioning to oral antibiotics in paediatric osteoarticular infections

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2016; 36(2):173-177

 

Andrew Chia Chen Chou, Arjandas Mahadev

Acute Bacterial Osteomyelitis in Children

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 24.2 (Aug 2016): 250-252

 

KY Lam, Collin Looi, A Mahadev

Paediatric First-Time Patella Dislocators: An Approach to Conservative Management

Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation, Volume 23, December 2017, Pages 30-33

 

Book Chapters

Bow legs Page 80
My Little Baby
The KK Hospital Guide to Bringing Up Baby in Singapore
Feb 2007

Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma 10E
Chapter 66 Hip disorders in children
Feb 2012


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