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Asst Prof  Wong Keng Lin, Francis

Asst Prof Wong Keng Lin, Francis

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


Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Sports Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Complex Orthopaedic Surgery Wounds, Complex Wounds, General Orthopaedics, Knee - Cartilage Injuries, Sports Injuries.

Clinical Appointments

  • Service Chief SingHealth Duke-NUS Cell Therapy Centre Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Consultant Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Assistant Professor Francis Wong Keng Lin is a Consultant in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Professor in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Clinical Lecturer in NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Clinical Teacher and Adjunct Lecturer in NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Clinical Physician Faculty Member of the Singhealth Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme. 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 was also the Chief Resident in his residency programme and was part of the nation-wide Singapore Chief Residency Programme (SCRP) in 2014-2015 (Cohort 2). He completed his Masters of Clinical Investigation (MCI). He also completed his PhD in cartilage regeneration, in Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in January 2022. He is the inaugural Orthopaedic Surgery Resident in Singapore to win the prestigious National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Research Training Fellowship. He obtained his first NMRC New Investigator Grant (NIG) ($199,650) in 2015 and is currently a Collaborator in two NMRC NIG Grants (total amount of $400,000). He also obtained his NMRC Transition Award ($943,500) in 2022, being the first ever nationally funded Orthopaedic Surgeon Scientist in receiving this award.

Since joining the Musculoskeletal Academic Clinical Programme (MSK ACP) at Duke-NUS in August 2018, he has been actively involved in MSK ACP clinical research projects and has assisted colleagues in achieving academic success, including being the Co-Investigator of a MSK ACP Pitch for Funds awardee in FY2019, and also a Co-Investigator in an AM grant awardee in the same year. He is also the research lead for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Sengkang General Hospital and have set up the research structure for the department in both clinical and translational research. In 2020, he successfully created the Orthopaedic Diagnostic Centre and Sports Medicine Registries to measure clinical outcomes for our department patients. In the first year, the department have obtained a total of more than$150,000 for research funding, with success in grant applications and pitch for funds. He has also successfully initiated prospective clinical studies in the first year. For translational science research, he aspires to contribute to the musculoskeletal soft tissue, especially cartilage regeneration, in MSK ACP and help in aspects such as animal work, histology, immunohistochemistry staining and biomechanical testing facilities.

Currently, Asst Prof Wong have more than 60 peer reviewed journal articles to date, with H-index of 18. In 2021, he was promoted to the Research Director of Sengkang General Hospital, achieving the feat of being the youngest candidate to assume a senior leadership role in research in any hospital in Singapore. He was also promoted to be the Campus Service Chief for the SingHealth Duke-NUS Cell Therapy Centre to coordinate cell therapy efforts within the hospital.

His clinical interests are in both sports medicine and sports surgery, in particular cartilage regeneration and restoration, where he became the very first Fellow of the International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS) to represent South-East Asia; and in orthopaedic surgery advanced wound care.

Asst Prof Wong is currently a member of the NextGen Committee in ICRS. For clinical work and patient service, he is the Award Recipient of the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) STAR category in 2022. In terms of wound healing within the orthopaedic surgery realm, he has a special interest in healing complex wounds using innovative technologies, including limb salvage surgery for diabetic foot wounds. He has also received significant university funding to venture into various Clinical Trials that seeks to improve the healing rate of complex orthopaedic surgery wounds and is currently the programme leader of the hospital's multi-disciplinary orthopaedic surgery wound and lower limbsalvage service: The Diabetic Limb Salvage (DLS) clinic, where nurses, doctors, and podiatrists come together to heal difficult wounds and give patients a new lease of life to walk again. In view of the abovementioned commitments to wound care, he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Wound Committee in Sengkang General Hospital, and have received numerous invitations to speak by wound societies such as the ASEAN Wound Council and industry leaders such as 3M, Molnlycke, and Urgo.



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

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Director, Research, Sengkang General Hospital
  • Chair, Wound Committee, Sengkang General Hospital
  • Campus Service Chief, SingHealth Duke-NUS Cell Therapy Centre, Sengkang General Hospital
  • 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)
  • Fellow, International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS)
  • Executive Committee, Stem Cell Society Singapore


  • National Medical Research Council Transition Award 2022
  • National Medical Research Council Research Training Fellowship (NMRC-RTF) 2017
  • Recipient of Best Senior Resident Award, NUHS Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programme for 3 consecutive years: 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Singapore Chief Residency Programme Graduate, 2014-2015 (Cohort 2)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Award Recipient, Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) 2020 – Silver
  • SingHealth Outstanding Faculty Award from PGY 1 program – 2020
  • Special Recognition Award 2020 – NUS YLL, for being a role model to medical students
  • Mentor: Zachariah Ow Gene Wing: Winner of SingHealth Medical Student Talent Development Award – Project 2021: Orthobiologics in Cartilage and Ligament Regeneration:A Series of Clinical and Translational Sciences Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
  • Award Recipient, Singapore Health Quality Service Awards (SHQSA) 2022 – STAR

Research Interests


Zhang S, Wong KL, Ren X, Teo KYW, Afizah H, Choo ABH, Lai RC, Lim SK, Hui JHP, Toh WS.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes Promote Functional Osteochondral Repair in a Clinically Relevant Porcine Model. 
Am J Sports Med. 2022 Mar;50(3):788-800. doi: 10.1177/03635465211068129. Epub 2022 Jan 31. PMID: 35099327. JIF: 6.202

Ow ZGW, Cheang HLX, Koh JH, Koh JZE, Lim KK, Wang D, Minas T, Carey JL, Lin HA, Wong KL.
Does the Choice of Acellular Scaffold and Augmentation With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Affect Short-term Outcomes in Cartilage Repair? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Am J Sports Med. 2022 Feb 28:3635465211069565. Doi: 10.1177/03635465211069565. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35225004. JIF: 6.202

Wong KL, Zhang S, Heng Tan SS, Cheow YA, Lai RC, Lim SK, Po Hui JH, Toh WS.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes Promote Growth Plate Repair and Reduce Limb-Length Discrepancy in Young Rats. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 Feb 17. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.21.00789. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35175995.

Lee BH, Shen Xuanrong M, Wang Tzong-Yee C, Huang Y, Wong KLF, Lin HA, Wong MK, Bin Abd Razak HR. Radiographic Outcomes Following the Suture Fixation of Mid-pole Patellar Fractures. Cureus. 2021 Dec 15;13(12):e20448. doi: 10.7759/cureus.20448. PMID: 35047284; PMCID: PMC8760177.

Nashi N, Choo SX, Doshi C, Wong KLF, Lim KSA.
Are primary care referrals to the paediatric orthopaedic specialty clinic always clinically indicated?
Singapore Med J. 2021 Oct 24. doi: 10.11622/smedj.2021178. Epub ahead of print. PMID:34688234.

Ow ZGW, Cheong CK, Hai HH, Ng CH, Wang D, Krych AJ, Saris DBF, Wong KL, Lin HA.
Securing Transplanted Meniscal Allografts Using Bone Plugs Results in Lower Risks of Graft Failure and Reoperations: A Meta-analysis.
Am J Sports Med. 2021 Oct 11:3635465211042014. doi: 10.1177/03635465211042014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34633225.
JIF: 6.202

Leow K, Tey J, Tan A, Tan K, Wong KL.
Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time modifications for lower limb wounds with the waterfall technique: A case series. Wounds. 2020 Dec;32(12):E120-E125.
JIF: 1.201

OTW Ho, Ng WCN, ZGW Ow, Ho YJ, WH Lim, Yong JN, Wang RS, Wong KL, Ng CH, MD Muthiah, CML Teo. Bisphosphonate Therapy after Liver Transplant Improves Bone Mineral Density and Reduces Fracture Rates: An Updated Systematic‐Review and Meta‐Analysis Transplant International. 2021 Apr 21
PMID: 33884669.
JIF: 3.782

ZGW Ow, MSN Law, CH Ng, AJ Krych, DBF Saris, P Debieux, KL Wong, Lin HA                                                             All-Cause Failure Rates Increase with Time Following Meniscal Repair Despite Favorable Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2021 May 28;S0749- 8063(21)00519-3.
PMID: 34058318.
JIF: 4.772

Lim WH, Ng CH, Ow GWZ, Ho TWO, Tay WLP, Wong KL, Tan XXE, Tang SY, Teo MLC, Muthiah MD                              A systematic review and meta-analysis on the incidence of osteoporosis and fractures after liver transplant. Transplant International 2021; 2021 Jun;34(6):1032-1043(2021 Jun;34(6):1032-1043):doi: 10.1111/tri.13863-doi: 10.1111/tri.13863 (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print).
JIF: 3.782

Ow GWZ, Law SNM, Ng CH, Krych AJ, Saris DBF, Debieux P, Wong KL, Lin HA
All-Cause Failure Rates Increase with Time Following Meniscal Repair Despite Favorable Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Arthroscopy 2021; 2021 May 29;S0749-8063(21)00519-3(2021 May 29;S0749-8063(21)00519-3):doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2021.05.033-doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2021.05.033 (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
JIF: 4.772

Ho TWO, Ng CAW, Ow GWZ, Ho YJ, Lim WH, Yong JN, Wang RS, Wong KL, Ng CH, Muthiah MD, Teo MLC    Bisphosphonate therapy after liver transplant improves bone mineral density and reduces fracture rates: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.
Transplant International 2021; 2021 Apr 2(2021 Apr 2):doi: 10.1111/tri.13887-doi: 10.1111/tri.13887 (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
JIF: 3.782; Times Cited: 1

Tan SSH; Tjio CKE; Wong JRY; Wong KL; Chew JRJ; Hui JHP; Toh WS
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes for Cartilage Regeneration: A Systematic Review of Preclinical Studies.
Tissue engineering. Part B, Reviews 2021; 27(1):1-13 (Article; Published in Print)
JIF: 6.389; Times Cited: 10

Tan SH, Kwan YT, Neo WJ, Chong JY, Kuek TYJ, See JZF , Wong KL, Toh WS, Hui HPJ
Intra-articular Injections of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Without Adjuvant Therapies for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2021; Jan 20;363546520981704(Jan 20;363546520981704):doi: 10.1177/0363546520981704-doi: 10.1177/0363546520981704 (Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
JIF: 6.202; Times Cited: 2

Chan CX; Wong KL; Toh SJ; Krishna L
Epidemiology of patients with anterior cruciate ligament injuries undergoing reconstruction surgery in a multi-ethnic Asian population.
Research in sports medicine (Print) 2021; 29(1):12-24 (Article; Published in Print)
JIF: 4.674; Times Cited: 6

Leow K; Tey J; Tan A; Tan K; Wong KL
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation and Dwell Time Modifications for Lower Limb Wounds With the Waterfall Technique: A Case Series.
Wounds: a compendium of clinical research and practice 2020; 32(12):E120-E125 (Article; E-Published Only (Never in Print)/E-collection)

S H S Tan, J R Y Wong, S J Y Sim, C K E Tjio, K L Wong, J R J Chew, J H P Hui, W S Toh
Mesenchymal stem cell exosomes in bone regenerative strategies-a systematic review of preclinical studies
Materials Today Bio 2020; -(-):doi: 10.1016/j.mtbio.2020.100067-doi: 10.1016/j.mtbio.2020.100067 (Article; E-Published Only (Never in Print)/E-collection)
JIF: 7.348; Times Cited: 23

Wong KL, Zhang S, Wang M, Ren X, Afizah H, Lai RC, Lim SK, Lee EH, Hoi PHJ, Toh WS.
Intra-Articular Injections of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes and Hyaluronic Acid Improve Structural and Mechanical Properties of Repaired Cartilage in a Rabbit Model. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2020; 36(8):2215-2228.e2 (Article; Published in Print)
JIF: 4.772; Times Cited: 17

SHS Tan, SJ Hui, C Doshi, KL Wong, AKS Lim, JH Hui
The outcomes of distal femoral varus osteotomy in patellofemoral instability: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The Journal of Knee Surgery 33 (05), 504-512. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1681043
PMID: 30822786
JIF: 2.757; Times Cited: 5

SHS Tan, CH Wu, KL Wong, JH Hui
Correlations between ultrasonographic and subsequent radiographic findings of developmental dysplasia of the hips
Ultrasonography. 2020; 39 (1), 43
JIF: 0.847

T Panjwani, KL Wong, SHS Tan, G Liau, N Vaidya, L Krishna
Arthroscopic debridement has lower re-operation rates than arthrotomy in the treatment of acute septic arthritis of the knee: a meta-analysis
Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 2019 Sep 4 (6), 307-312 2019

Quok AT, Wong KL, Shen L, Lim JY, Toh WS, Lee EH, Hui HP
Equivalent 10-Year Outcomes After Implantation of Autologous Bone Marrow–Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Versus Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Chondral Defects of the Knee. 2019 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]
JIF: 6.093

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

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, Times cited: 1

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: 2.757; Times Cited: 3

Tan Si Heng Sharon; Chua Chen Xi Kasia; Doshi Chintan;Wong Keng Lin; Lim Andrew Kean Seng; Hui James Hoipo
The Outcomes of Isolated Lateral Release in Patellofemoral Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
The journal of knee surgery 2020; 33(10):958-965 (Article; Published in Print)
JIF: 2.757

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 1.215,Times Cited: 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review Articles

Louis Kluyskens, Pedro Debieux, Keng Lin Wong, Aaron J Krych, Daniel B F Saris
Biomaterials for meniscus and cartilage in knee surgery: state of the art
Journal of ISAKOS 2021; 2021 Jun 28;jisakos-2020-000600(2021 Jun 28;jisakos-2020-000600):doi: 10.1136/jisakos-2020-000600-doi: 10.1136/jisakos-2020-000600 (Review Article; E-Published Ahead of Print)
JIF: -; Times Cited: -


Letters (e.g. to Editor), Editorials & Case Reports

Poon Glenys Mn; Wong Keng Lin; Chen Haobin; Saggi Sandip Singh; Lai Maksim; Wong Merng Koon; Chan Daniel
Cervical Spine Fracture after a Bone Cracking Traditional (Tui Na) Massage.
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2020; 49(11):915-918 (Case Report; Published in Print)
JIF: 2.473; Times Cited: -

Tan Aprine; Tey Jackie; Leow Kimberley; Wong Keng Lin
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation and Dwell Time Used to Treat a Deep Foot Abscess With a Small Plantar Surface Incision.
Wounds : a compendium of clinical research and practice 2020; 32(12):E106-E109 (Case Report; E-Published Only (Never in Print)/E-collection)
JIF: -; Times Cited: -

Aprine Tan, Keng Lin Wong, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abd Razak, Biauw-Chi Ong, Merng Koon Wong
SARS-CoV-2 not detected in pus from forearm abscess in a COVID-19-infected patient
Singapore Medical Journal 2021; 2021 Mar 12(2021 Mar 12):doi: 10.11622/smedj.2021021-doi: 10.11622/smedj.2021021 (Editorial; E-Published Only (Never in Print)/E-collection)
JIF: 1.858; Times Cited: -


Books & Chapters

Choi CE, Wong KL, HP Hui - 2015
Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery.
Chapter 27: Technique: Frontiers of Cartilage Restoration

Lam D, Wong KL, Law P, H.P. Hui - 2014
Techniques in Cartilage Repair Surgery, Chapter 17: Injectable Autologous Bone- Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair: The Singapore Technique

Nather A, l Singh G, Teo ZL, Wong KL - 2012
The Diabetic foot. Edited by Aziz Nather (National University of Singapore, Singapore) Section 6. Guide to operative surgery. Minor Amputations. Pg 309. DOI. 10.1142/9789814417013_0023. Times Cited: 6

Research Trials

​On-going Clinical Trials

1. Principal Investigator
The Effect of Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Exosomes on Enhancing Meniscus Repair: A Translational Study towards Clinical Application
National Medical Research Council - Transition Award (TA)

2. Principal Investigator
Multi-PRonged Approach to Improving and Maximizing HEalthspan: PRIME
NMRC RIE 2025 Centre Grant

3. Principal Investigator
Assessing the correlation of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) in assessing different grades of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears with patient clinical outcomes: a bio-imaging clinico-translational prospective cohort study
(National Medical Research Council - Clinician Scientist Track Funding)

4. Principal Investigator
Topical protease-inhibitor-modulating matrix application with negative pressure wound therapy on diabetic foot surgical wound healing: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial with Advanced Glycated Endproducts (AGE) correlation
(Khoo Pilot Collaborative Award 2019)

5. Administrator

  • Program Leader - SKH multi-disciplinary orthopaedic surgery wound and lower limb salvage service: Diabetic Limb Salvage (DLS)
  • Sengkang General Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery Registry
  • Sports Medicine Registry
  • Lower Limb Complex Wounds Registry