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Clin Asst Prof Benjamin Seah

Dr Benjamin Seah from Sengkang General Hospital

Clin Asst Prof Benjamin Seah

BSc (Orthopaedic Sciences, London), MBBS (London), MMed (Ortho, S'pore), MRCS (Edin), FRCS (Ortho, Edin)

Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Profile

Dr Benjamin Seah is a Consultant in the Speciality of Orthopaedic Surgery with the Singapore Health Services (SingHealth). He is currently practicing at Sengkang General Hospital. Dr Seah graduated from the University College London, United Kingdom in 2008 and was awarded the University College London-Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship. During his undergraduate years, he dedicated a year towards research at the prestigious Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, United Kingdom, graduating at the top of his class with First Class Honours in Orthopaedic Sciences (Bachelor of Science) in 2005. He obtained his postgraduate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2011, and his Masters of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2013. He was part of the pioneer batch of Orthopaedic Residency Trainees in Singhealth and subsequently obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2017. 

Dr Seah's sub-specialty interest lies in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, having previously spent time with Professor Simon Lambert at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, United Kingdom during his early years. He recently completed a Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship with Professor Gregory Ian Bain at Flinders University and Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia. Under his tutelage, he furthered his surgical skills in managing complex shoulder and elbow conditions such as Latarjet Procedure for complex recurrent shoulder instability/dislocations, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Total Elbow Arthroplasty and Elbow Arthroscopy. Since his return from Australia, Dr Seah is also committed to pushing the frontiers in Elbow surgery. He currently performs Endoscopic Olecranon Bursectomy and has set up the novel 4-Dimensional Imaging for the diagnosis and surgical planning of complex elbow pathologies within Sengkang General Hospital.

Education

  • MBBS (Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, UK)
  • Intercalated Basic Science in Orthopaedic Sciences (MSK Institute, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK) - First Class Honours
  • MRCS(UK)
  • MMed Orthopaedics (Singapore)
  • FRCSEd Orthopaedics (Edin)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinician Faculty, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS)
  • Clinical Tutor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU)
  • Faculty, Singhealth Orthopaedic Residency Programme
  • AOTrauma ORP Regional Programme Contributor

Awards

  • ​University College London - Singapore Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Goldberg Schachmann and Freda Becker Memorial Fund Award
  • First Class Honours - BSc Orthopaedic Sciences

Research Interests

Publications

  • Evaluation of the relationship between antero-postero translation of a posterior cruciate ligament retaining total knee replacement and functional outcome.  Seah RB, Pang HN, Lo NN, Chong HC, Chin Pl, Chia SL, Yeo SJ. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2012 Oct;94(10):1362-5.
  • An atypical presentation of acute pancreatitis after simultaneous bilateral total knee replacement: A case report.  Seah RB, Chia SL, Puah KL, Paul Chang CC. J Orthop 2013 Dec 1;10(4):200-3.
  • Evaluation of medial-lateral stability and functional outcome following total knee arthroplasty: results of a single hospital joint registry.  Seah RB, Yeo SJ, Chin PL, Yew AK, Chong HC, Lo NN. J Arthroplasty 2014 Dec;29(12):2276-9.
  • Treatment of infected nonunion total knee arthroplasty periprosthetic fracture using stemmed articulating spacer: A case report.  Pang HN, Seah RB, Macdonald SJ. Knee 2015 Oct; 22(5):440-442.
  • Unexplained pain post total knee arthroplasty with an Oxford knee score at least 20 at 6 months predicts good 2-year outcome.  Seah RB, Lim SRW, Lo NN, Yew A, Chong HC, Chia SL, Yeo SJ. Journal of Arthroplasty 2017 March; 32(3):807-810.

Research Trials