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Dr Benjamin Ang

Dr Benjamin Ang Fu Hong

​MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Ortho) (Singapore), FRCS (Ortho) (Edinburgh), FAMS

Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Sports Service

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Anterior Curiate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction, Arthritis (Total Knee Replacement Surgery), Arthritis (Total Shoulder Replacement (Arthroplasty)), Hip Labral Injuries (Arthroscopy), Knee Cartilage Injuries, Knee Ligament Injuries (ACL, PCL, Multiligament), Knee Meniscus/Ligament/Cartilage Injuries (Arthroscopy), Shoulder (Labral/Rotator Cuff Injuries (Arthroscopy)), Shoulder Dislocation and Reduction/Bankart (SLAP Repair), Shoulder Impingement Syndrome/Acromioplasty.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS

Profile

Dr Benjamin Ang is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore General Hospital. He was on the dean’s list and graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.,B.S.) from the National University of Singapore. He was awarded the SingHealth Best Resident and Outstanding Resident in Evidence-Based Medicine Award. He subsequently completed specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore and was appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics).

He is an avid sportsman and has previously represented Singapore at international competitions in Track & Field and Floorball. With first-hand experience and a personal understanding of an athlete’s psyche, he subspecializes in sports orthopaedics. His interests lie in managing shoulder, hip and knee conditions. He was awarded the Ministry of Health HMDP (Health Manpower Developmental Plan) Award for further fellowship training in hip surgery in Switzerland.

Dr Ang is actively involved in the training and education of residents and medical students. National University of Singapore appointed him as clinical lecturer and convenor/examiner for the M.B.,B.S. examinations. He is also appointed Clinical Assistant Professor by Duke-NUS.

He participates actively in research and holds several research grants. He has presented widely at various local and international conferences, and was also a finalist for the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award. He received the SingHealth Surgical STaR Budding Researcher Award in 2018 and has several publications in renowned local and international peer-reviewed medical journals.

Education

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics)
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS
  • Clinical lecturer, National University of Singapore
  • Faculty, Singhealth PGY1 Residency Programme
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association

Awards

  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award 
  • SingHealth Surgical STaR Budding Researcher Award 
  • SingHealth Best Resident Award 
  • SingHealth Outstanding Resident in Evidence-Based Medicine Award
  • Dean’s List

Research Interests

Publications

  • Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy for Recalcitrant Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: Clinical and Sonographic Results at 90 Months.
    BFH Ang, PC Mohan, MA Png, JC Allen, TS How, JSB Koh, BP Lee, BF Morrey
    Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jun;49(7):1854-1860. doi: 10.1177/03635465211010158. Epub 2021 May 6.
    PMID: 33956537.
  • Comparing the Predictors of Functional Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Modified Frailty Index, Clinical Frailty Scale, and Charlson Comorbidity Index.
    Moorthy V, Lee M, Ang BFH, Chen JY, Lie DTT.
    Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Jul 15;9(7):23259671211005091. doi: 10.1177/23259671211005091.
    PMID: 34350299; PMCID: PMC8287367.
  • Septuagenarians aged 75 years and older do benefit from arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a propensity matched-pair analysis.
    Padki A, Chen JY, Lee MJH, Ang BFH, Lie DTT.
    JSES Int. 2021 Mar 9;5(3):459-462. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.12.020.
    PMID: 34136854; PMCID: PMC8178637.
  • The UCLA Shoulder Score Is a Better Predictor of Treatment Success Than the Constant and Oxford Shoulder Scores After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A 2-Year Follow-Up Study.
    Moorthy V, Chen JY, Lee M, Ang BFH, Lie DTT.
    Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb 25;3(2):e485-e490. doi: 10.1016/j.asmr.2020.11.003.
    PMID: 34027459; PMCID: PMC8129435.
  • No Difference in Outcome Between Articular-Sided and Bursal-Sided Tears: Comparative Study With Minimum 2-Year Follow-up of Arthroscopic Repairs in 104 Patients in a Single-Surgeon Series
    X Cheow, A Yew, BFH Ang, DTT Lie
    Arthroscopy 2021 Jan 8;S0749-8063(20)31333-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.12.226. Online ahead of print.
    PMID: 33429031
  • Increased preoperative greater tuberosity angle does not affect patient-reported outcomes postarthroscopic rotator cuff repair
    C Gatot, M Lee, JY Chen, BAF Hong, DLT Tjoen
    JSES international 5 (1), 72-76
    PMID: 33554168
  • Dyslipidemia With Perioperative Statin Usage Is Not Associated With Poorer 24-Month Functional Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery
    GJSX Zeng, MJH Lee, JY Chen, BFH Ang, Y Hao, DTT Lie
    Am J Sports Med. 2020 Aug;48(10):2518-2524. doi: 10.1177/0363546520937266. Epub 2020 Jul 21.
    PMID: 32692629
  • A Review of the Gillquist Maneuver: Modifications for a Safer and Easily Reproducible Approach for Knee Transintercondylar Notch Posterior Compartment Arthroscopy
    Lee JY, Chia ZY, Jiang L, Ang B, Chang P
    Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Mar 3;9(4):e435-e438. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2019.11.014. eCollection 2020 Apr.
    PMID: 32368461
  • Hybrid suture technique vs simple suture technique for anteroinferior labral tears: Two years’ clinical outcomes
    Lai MC, Ang FHB, Lee KH, Chang CCP, Lie TTD
    Asia Pac J Sports Med Arthrosc Rehabil Technol. 2019 Sep 6;18:6-10. doi: 10.1016/j.asmart.2019.08.002. eCollection 2019 Oct.
    PMID: 31516839
  • Camera Cover Perforation after Arthroscopic Surgery.
    Ang BF, Soeharno H, Lee KH, Wong ST, Lie DT, Chang PC
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2018 Jul;47(7):263-265.
    PMID: 30120435
  • Arthroscopic undersurface rotator cuff repair versus conventional arthroscopic double-row rotator cuff repair - Comparable results at 2-year follow-up.
    Ang BFH, Chen JY, Yeo W, Lie DTT, Chang PCC.
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2018 Jan-Apr;26(1):2309499018757573. doi: 10.1177/2309499018757573.
    PMID: 29455632
  • Externalised locking compression plate as an alternative to the unilateral external fixator: a biomechanical comparative study of axial and torsional stiffness.
    Ang BFH, Chen JY, Yew AKS, Chua SK, Chou SM, Chia SL, Koh JSB, Howe TS.
    Bone Joint Res. 2017 Apr;6(4):216-223. doi: 10.1302/2046-3758.64.2000470.
    PMID: 28420623
  • Pain Resolution After Hallux Valgus Surgery.
    Chen JY, Ang BF, Jiang L, Yeo NE, Koo K, Singh Rikhraj I.
    Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct;37(10):1071-1075. Epub 2016 Jun 19.
    PMID: 27325622
  • Drilling the near cortex with elongated figure-of-8 holes to reduce the stiffness of a locking compression plate construct.
    Chen JY, Zhou Z, Ang BF, Yew AK, Chou SM, Chia SL, Koh JS, Howe TS.
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2015 Dec;23(3):336-40.
    PMID: 26715713
  • Bilateral ulna fractures associated with bisphosphonate therapy
    Ang BF, Koh JS, Ng AC, Howe TS.
    Osteoporosis International 2013 Apr;24(4):1523-5. doi: 10.1007/s00198-012-2118-3. Epub 2012 Aug 18.
    PMID: 22903294

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