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Dr Keng Lin Francis Wong

MBBS, MRCSEd, MMed (Orth), MCI (NUS), FRCSEd (Orth), FAMS (Orth)

Associate Consultant

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Foot and Ankle, General Orthopaedics, Knee - Cartilage Injuries, Sports Injuries.

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Department of Orthopedic Surgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Francis Wong is an Associate Consultant in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated as the pioneer resident in the Clinician Scientist Track from NUHS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme, clinching the best Senior Resident Award 3 consecutive years in a row. He completed his Masters of Clinical Investigation (MCI), and is pursuing a part- time PhD in NUS. Dr Wong is active in both basic and clinical research, and has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles to date. He won the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator's Award in 2013 and currently holds several national level grants. His clinical interests are in orthopaedic sports injury, knee and ankle conditions, cartilage and joint preservation surgery and his research interests are in regenerative therapies for cartilage repair.


  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)
  • MMed (Ortho) (Singapore)
  • MCI (NUS) (Singapore)
  • FRCS (Ortho) (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • Executive Committee Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, AO Trauma Foundation
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS)
  • Member, International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS)


  • International Cartilage Research Society (ICRS): 14th World Congress 9 – 12th April 2018: Certificate of Achievement: Merit Award "A Multi-faceted mechanism of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome in Cartilage Repair
  • Recipient of Best Senior Resident Award, NUHS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme for 3 consecutive years: 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association: Young Orthopaedic Investigator's Award 2013. "Injectable Cultured Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Varus Knees with Cartilage Defects Undergoing High Tibial Osteotomy"
  • Fellowship Awardee, 2019 Vericel - International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS) Travelling Fellowship
  • Young Orthopaedic Surgeon Grant Recipient, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) Sports Meeting incorporating Orthopaedic Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2019
  • Travel Award Grant Recipient, 1st International Orthopaedic Postgraduate Basic Sciences Research Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2019

Publications and Research Trials

1.  Nather A, Chionh SB, Wong KL, Koh SQ, Chan YH, , Li XY,  Nambiar A.

Socio-Economic Profile Of Diabetic Patients With And Without Foot Problems.Diabetic Foot & Ankle 2010, 1: 5523 - DOI: 10.3402/dfa.v1i0.5523

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 19

2. Nather A, Chionh SB, Wong KL, Chan XB, Shen L, Tambyah P, Jorgensen A, Nambiar A

Value Of Team Approach Combined With Clinical Pathway For Diabetic Foot Problems: A Clinical Evaluation. Diabetic Foot & Ankle 2010, 1: 5731 - DOI: 10.3402/dfa.v1i0.5731

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 27

3. Nather A, Ng YH, Wong KL, Sakharam JA

Effectiveness Of Bridge V.A.C Dressings In The Treatment Of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Diabetic Foot & Ankle 2011: 2: 5893 - DOI: 10.3402/dfa.v2i0.5893

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 20

4.  Wong KL, Daguman R, Lim KH, Shen L, Lingaraj K

Incidence Of Deep Vein Thrombosis Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Doppler Ultrasonographic Study. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2011 Apr;19(1):50-3.

JIF: 0.7, Times Cited: 21

5.  Nather A, Wong KL, Ong HJ, Aziz Z, Feng MC, Lin CB

Assessment Of Sensory Neuropathy In Patients With Diabetic Foot Problems. Diabetic Foot & Ankle 2011: 2: 6367 - DOI: 10.3402/dfa.v2i0.6367

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 26

6.  Aziz Z, Wong KL, Nather A, Chan YH

Predictive Factors For Lower Extremity Amputations In Diabetic Foot Infections.Diabetic Foot & Ankle 2011, 2: 7463 - DOI: 10.3402/dfa.v2i0.7463

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 52

7. Nather A, Wong KL, David V, Pereira BP

Allografts with autogenous platelet-rich plasma for tibial defect reconstruction: a rabbit study. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2012 Dec, 20(3) 375-380.

JIF: 1.215Times Cited: 14

8. Nather A, Wong KL

Distal Amputations For The Diabetic Foot. Diabet Foot Ankle. 2013 Jul 16;4. doi:10.3402/dfa.v4i0.21288.  Print 2013.

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 23

9.  Wong KL, Nather A, Shen L, Chang ZY, Wong TC, Chin TL

Clinical Outcomes Of Below Knee Amputations In Diabetic Foot Patients Ann Acad Med Singapore 2013;42:388-94

JIF: 1.362, Times Cited: 23

10. Wong KL, Lee BL, Tai BC, Law P, Lee EH, Hui HP

Injectable Cultured Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Varus Knees With Cartilage Defects Undergoing High Tibial Osteotomy: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial With 2 Years Follow Up. Arthroscopy. 2013 Dec;29(12):2020-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.09.074.

JIF: 3.191, Times Cited: 210

11.  Nather A, Wong KL, Lim SA, Ng ZW, Hey HW.

The Modified Pirogoff's Amputation In Treating Diabetic Foot Infections: Surgical Technique And Case Series. Diabet Foot Ankle. 2014 Apr 3;5. doi: 10.3402/dfa.v5.23354. eCollection 2014.

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 7

12.   Daruwalla ZJ, Wong KL, Pillay KR, Leong KM, Murphy DP

Does Ageing Singapore Need An Electronic Database Of Hip Fracture Patients? The Value And Role Of A National Joint Registry And Electronic Intertrochanteric And Neck Of Femur Fracture Database.

Singapore Med J 2014;55(5):287-288.

JIF: 0.73, Times Cited: 10

13.   Daruwalla ZJ, Wong KL, Thambiah J.

The Application of Telemedicine in Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore: A pilot study on a secure, Mobile Telehealth Application and Messaging Platform. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2014 Jun ;2(2):e28

JIF: 4.7, Times Cited: 12

14.  Wong KL, Nather A, Chanyarungrojn PA, Liang S, Ong EL, Elangovan RD, Lim CT

Clinical Outcomes Of Ray Amputation In Diabetic Foot Patients. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2014 Aug; 43(8):428-32.

JIF: 1.362, Times Cited: 4

15.   Chan SY,  Wong KL, Lim JX, Tay YL, Nather A

The Role Of Renasys-GOTM In The Treatment Of Diabetic Lower Limb Ulcers: A Case Series. Diabet Foot Ankle. 2014 Nov 17;5:24718. doi: 10.3402/dfa.v5.24718. eCollection 2014.

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 10

16.   Chua WL, Soumen DD, Wong KL, Kagda F, Murphy D

Early Versus Late Flap Coverage For Open Tibial Fractures. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2014 Dec; 22(3):294-8.

JIF: 0.7, Times Cited: 6

17.   Wong KL, Daruwalla ZJ,  Lan JH, Tan SH, Shen L, Chua WL, Manohara R, Lingaraj K

Postoperative Venous Thrombotic Events For Surgically Treated Hip Fractures In Asian Elderly Patients With And Without Chemoprophylaxis . Hip International DOI:10.5301/hipint.5000153

JIF: 0.763, Times Cited: 6

18.   Chung SR, Wong KL, Cheah EJ.

The Lateral Lesser Toe Fillet Flap For Diabetic Foot Soft Tissue Closure: Surgical Technique And Case Report. Diabet Foot Ankle. 2014 Dec 18;5:25732. doi: 10.3402/dfa.v5.25732. eCollection 2014.

JIF: 1.213, Times Cited: 5

19.   Wu K, Wong KL, Ng SJ, Quek ST, Li BP, Murphy DP, Daruwalla ZJ, H Ren

Statistical Atlas-Based Morphological Variation Analysis Of The Asian Humerus: Towards Consistent Allometric Implant Positioning Statistical Atlas Based Analysis. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2014 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]

JIF: 1.659, Times Cited: 9

20.   Hey HW, Wong KL, Long AS, Hee HT.

Single-Level Anterior Corpectomy With Fusion Versus 2-Level Anterior Cervical Decompression With Fusion: A Prospective Controlled Study With 2-Year Follow-Up Using Cages For Fusion. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2015 May; 45(5): 188-190

JIF: 1.362, Times Cited: 1

21.   Daruwalla ZJ, Huq SS, Wong KL, Nee PY, Murphy DP

Publish Or Perish -Presentations At Annual National Orthopaedic Meetings And Their Correlation With Subsequent Publication. J Orthop Surg Res. 2015 May 7;10:58. doi: 10.1186/s13018-015-0203y.

JIF: 1.39, Times Cited: 16

22.   Pearce CJ, Wong KL, Chong KW

Calcaneal Fractures: Selection Bias Is KeyBone Joint J. 2015 Jul;97-B(7):880-2. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.97B7.35305.

JIF: 2.801, Times Cited: 10

23.   Wu KY, Daruwalla ZJ, Wong KL, Murphy D, Ren HL.

Development And Selection Of Asian-Specific Humeral Implants Based On Statistical Atlas:Toward Planning Minimally Invasive Surgery. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2015 Jan 9.

JIF: 1.659, Times Cited: 4

24.   Wong KL, Peter L, Liang S, Shah S, Johandi F, Wang W.

Changes In Dimensions Of Total Knee Arthroplasty Anterior Knee Dressings During Flexion: Preliminary Findings. Int J Orthop Trauma Nurs. 2015 Nov;19(4):179-83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2015.06.002.

JIF: 0.32, Times Cited: 1

25.   Loh JL, Wong KL, Hwang S, Shen L, Murphy DP, Daruwalla ZJ

Orthopedic Asymmetry And Clavicle Length. Clin Anat. 2015 May 14. doi: 10.1002/ca.22540.[Epub ahead of print]


26.   H Daruwalla ZJ, Wong KL, Malhotra R, Leong KM, Nee PY, Murphy DP.

Hip Fracture Surgery In Nonagenarians – The Devil's Advocate? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan;64(1):210-1. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13914. PubMed PMID: 26782879.

JIF: 3.82

27.   Daruwalla ZJ, Huq SS, Wong KL, Nee PY, Leong KM, Pillay KR, Murphy DP.

Hip Fractures, Preceding Distal Radius Fractures And Screening For Osteoporosis: Should We Be Screening Earlier? A Minimum 10-Year Retrospective Cohort Study At A Single Centre. Osteoporos Int. 2015 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]

JIF: 4.17, Times Cited: 8

28.   Hey HW, Wong KL, Gatam AR, Lim JL, Wong HK.

Delayed Lymphocele Formation Following Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Of The Spine. Eur Spine J. 2016 Jun 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27349755.

JIF: 2.132, Times Cited: 4

29.   Chan CX, Wong KL, Toh SJ, Krishna L.

Chinese Ethnicity Is Associated With Concomitant Cartilage Injuries In Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Jan 18;6(1):2325967117750083. doi:10.1177/2325967117750083. eCollection 2018 Jan.

JIF: 0.26

30.   Krishna L, Tan XY, Wong KL, Toh SJ.

A 5-Strand Hamstring Autograft Achieves Outcomes Comparable To Those Of A 4-Strand Hamstring Autograft With A Graft Diameter Of 8 Mm Or More In Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Mar 19;6(3):2325967118760815. doi:10.1177/2325967118760815. eCollection 2018 Mar.

JIF: 0.26, Times Cited: 2

31.   Krishna L, Tan XY, Thangaraja A, Wong KL.

Five-Strand Hamstring Autograft In Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

J Knee Surg. 2018 Apr 4. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1641175. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29618144.

JIF: 2.08, Times Cited: 1

32.   Aravindh P, Wu T, Chan CX, Wong KL, Krishna L.

Association Of Compartmental Bone Bruise Distribution With Concomitant Intra-Articular And Extra-Articular Injuries In Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears After Noncontact Sports Trauma. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Apr 24;6(4):2325967118767625. doi: 10.1177/2325967118767625. eCollection 2018 Apr. PubMed PMID: 29780838; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5954320.

JIF: 0.26

33.   Chan XY, Wong KL, Toh SJ, Lingaraj K.

Epidemiology Of Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Undergoing Reconstruction Surgery In A Multi-Ethnic Asian Population. Res Sports Med. 2018 Jul 9:1-13.

doi: 10.1080/15438627.2018.1492391. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29985059.

JIF: 2.040

34.   Krishna L, Panjwani T, YR Mok, KL Wong, A Singh, SJ Toh

The Use Of The Five-Strand Hamstring Autograft Technique In Increasing Graft Size In Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and RelatedSurgery. 2018 Sep;34(9):2633-2640

JIF: 4.292 , Times Cited: 1

35.   Mok YR, Wong KL, Panjwani T, Chan CX, Toh SJ, Krishna L.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Performed Within 12 Months Of The Index Injury Is Associated With A Lower Rate Of Medial Meniscus Tears. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5027-y. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29978305.

JIF: 3.22, Times Cited: 2

36.   Tan SHS, Chng KSJ, Lim BY, Wong KL, Doshi C, Lim AKS, Hui JH. The Difference Between Cartilaginous and Bony Sulcus Angles for Patients with or without Patellofemoral Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis  J Knee Surg. 2019 Jan 24. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1677541. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30677785

JIF: 2.079

37.   Tan SHS, Wong KL, Hui JH.

Incorporating risk factors in the development of the screening programme for developmental dysplasia of the hips.J Pediatr Orthop B. 2019 Mar;28(2):111-114. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000567.

PMID: 30461505

JIF: 0.610

38.   Panjwani T, Mok YR, Wong KL, Chan CX, Toh SJ, Krishna L.

The presence of concomitant intra-articular injuries and bone bruise does not affect pre-operative knee pain and symptoms in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Sep 29. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5168-z

JIF: 3.21

39.   Tan SHS, Lim SY, Wong KL, Doshi C, Lim AKS, Hui JH.

The Outcomes of Isolated Distal Realignment Procedures in Patellofemoral Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Knee Surg. 2019 Mar 1. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1681052. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30822787

40.   Tan SHS, Hui SJ, Doshi C, Wong KL, Lim AKS, Hui JH.

The Outcomes of Distal Femoral Varus Osteotomy in Patellofemoral Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Knee Surg. 2019 Mar 1. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1681043. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 30822786

JIF: 2.079

41.   Loh JLM, Chan S, Wong KL, de Mel S, Yap ES.

Chemoprophylaxis in addition to mechanical prophylaxis after total knee arthroplasty surgery does not reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism. Thromb J. 2019 Jun 20;17:9. doi: 10.1186/s12959-019-0200-1. eCollection 2019.

PMID: 31249474

JIF: 1.83

42.   Tan SHS, Wong KL, Lim AKS, Hui JH.

The earliest timing of ultrasound in screening for developmental dysplasia of the hips. Ultrasonography. 2019 Mar 3. doi: 10.14366/usg.18075. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 31117162

Research Trials