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Dr Charles Kon Kam King

Dr Charles Kon Kam King

MBChB, MMed (Ortho), MRCS, FRCS (Edin)


Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Arthritis, Foot and Ankle, Ligament Reconstruction.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Charles Kon graduated from the University of Sheffield. He underwent his orthopaedic training and did a foot and ankle attachment at the St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul. He specialises in foot and ankle surgeries ranging from joint preservation to foot and ankle reconstructive surgeries. In particular, he has a special interest in minimally invasive surgeries.

Dr Kon has a keen interest in research especially in foot and ankle conditions. In 2016, he was awarded the Changi General Hospital (CGH) research grant looking into the treatment of plantar fasciitis.


  • FRCSEd (Orth)
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery, National University of Singapore)
  • MRCS (Royal College of Surgeon, Edinburgh)
  • MBChB (University of Sheffield, UK)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Teacher - Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Physician Faculty Member - (Singhealth PGY1 Residency Program)
  • Associate Consultant - Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Changi General Hospital
  • Convenor - MBBS Final Year Examination, National University of Singapore
  • Proctor - Orthopaedic In-training Exam (OITE), Singapore (2016)
  • Member - Junior Doctors’ Committee
  • Member - Joint Commission International (JCI) Workgroup – Prevention and Control of infection (PCI) and IPSG 5 Workgroup
  • Member - Departmental Mortality and Morbidity Committee
  • Member - medical Devices Related Pressure ulcer committee (Quality Improvement Project)
  • Member - Handover Communication Policy Committee


  • 10-Year Long Service Award
  • Eastern Health Alliance Caring Awards – Silver Award (2014)
  • Enid Linder Foundation Elective Bursary
  • Commendation for the Jackie Deakin Dystonia Essay Competition
  • 3rd Prize in the Michael Frowen Memorial Essay Competition

Research Interests

  • Minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery
  • Ankle instability
  • Cartilage preservation
  • Improving outcome in trauma surgery


  • Kon Kam King C, Loh sy J, Zheng Q, et al. (January 20, 2017) Comprehensive Review of Non-Operative Management of Hallux Rigidus. Cureus 9(1): e987. doi:10.7759/cureus.987 
  • King CKK, Yung A. Outcome of treatment of osteoarthritis with arthroscopic debridement and autologous conditioned plasma. Malays Orthop J. 2017;11(1) 
  • M. Davies, CKK King, D. Stanley. Tension band wiring of olecranon fractures. Shoulder Elbow, 2009(1), 51–54. doi:10.1111/j.1758-5740.2009.00013.x

Research Trials

  • 2nd Changi General Hospital Research Grant (Principal Investigator) on the treatment of plantar fasciitis
  • Investigator for the ELO Diabetes mellitus foot ulcer study