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Dr Lee Kong Hwee

Dr Lee Kong Hwee

​MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Edin), MMed, FRCS (Edin)

Consultant

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Sports Service

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Knee (Ligament, Meniscus, Cartilage) Injuries, Knee Arthritis/ Replacement, Meniscus Transplant.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Sports Service Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Profile

Dr Lee Kong Hwee is a consultant with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). He sub-specialises in knee preservation work, such as complex osteotomies, knee distraction, meniscal transplants and ligament surgeries.

In 2019, Dr Lee completed a comprehensive knee fellowship with Professor Adrian Wilson in London, where he learned numerous novel knee preserving techniques. This expanded repertoire has allowed him to provide his patients more options in treating their knee conditions.

Currently, Dr Lee is the Director of Sports service and is spearheading his hospital’s efforts in knee preservation surgeries, and helping patients retain their biologic knees for as long as possible.

Special Interest

1. Knee Preservation Surgeries
a. osteotomy 
b. cartilage and meniscal transplants
c. ligament repair and reconstruction

2. Total or partial knee arthroplasty

Education

  • FRCS Orthopaedics (Edinburgh) 2015
  • MMED Orthopaedics (Singapore) 2009
  • MRCS (Edinburgh) 2009
  • MBBS National University of Singapore 2005

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Director of Sports Service
  • Visiting consultant to Sengkang General Hospital
  • Core Faculty for the SingHealth Orthopaedic Program
  • Clinical Lecturer, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct Teaching Faculty, NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

Awards

2010
Best paper for “Clinical and Radiological outcomes of Open versus MIS TLIF”
Awarded at 2010 Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery annual meeting.

2008 – 2009
Band one in Performance 
SingHealth Finance / Health services research.
 
2006
SingHealth Best Orthopaedic House Officer Award

2001– 2005 (4 consecutive years)
Shaw Foundation Scholarship for Medicine

Research Interests

Publications

PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH/TRIALS
  1. Case Report: “An unusual case of knee locking”.
    Lee KH, Chang PC, Lie DT, Koh JS, Ong KL
    Singapore Med J. 2010 Aug;51(8):e140-2.
  2. Clinical and radiological outcomes of open versus minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
    Lee KH, Yue WM, Yeo W, Soeharno H, Tan SB
    Eur Spine J. 2012 Nov;21(11):2265-70.
  3. “Arthroscopic Bankart repair augmented by plication of the inferior glenohumeral ligament via horizontal mattress suturing for traumatic shoulder instability.”
    Lee KH, Soeharno H, Chew CP, Lie D.
    Singapore Med J. 2013 Oct;54(10):555-9.
  4. “Incidence and radiological characteristics of fabellae in an Asian population”
    Chew CP, Lee KH, Koh JS, Howe TS.
    Singapore Med J. 2014 Apr;55(4):198-201.
  5. "Learning curve of a complex surgical technique: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS TLIF)."
    Lee KH, Yeo W, Soeharno H, Yue WM\
    Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques
    J Spinal Disord Tech. 2014 Oct;27(7):E234-40
PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES
 
2014
“Review of surgical outcomes between plate and screw fixations in lapidus procedure for hallux valgus.”
Presentation at 2014 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annual meeting.
 
2013
“Arthroscopic Bankart repair augmented by plication of the inferior glenohumeral ligament via horizontal mattress suturing for traumatic shoulder instability.”
Speaker at 36th Annual Scientific Meeting Singapore Orthopaedics Association, Singapore, Oct 2013.
 
2012
“Learning curve of a complex surgical technique: Minimally invasive transforminal interbody fusion”
a. Speaker at Spineweek 2012, Amsterdam, May 2012
 b. Speaker at 35th Annual Scientific Meeting Singapore Orthopaedics Association, Singapore, Oct 2012.
 
2011
 1. “Clinical and radiological outcomes of Open versus Minimally invasive transforminal interbody fusion”
Speaker at 26th North American Spine Society, Chicago USA, Nov 2011.
 
2. “Arthroscopic bankart repair augmented with inferior glenohumeral ligament for traumatic shoulder instability” 
Presentation at 23rd Congress of European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow, Lyon France, Sep 2011.
 
2010
 1. “Clinical and radiological outcomes of Open versus Minimally invasive transforminal interbody fusion”
a. Speaker at 16th Triennial Congress of Asia Pacific Orthopaedics Association and 59th Annual meeting of Taiwan Orthopaedics Association, Taipei Taiwan, Nov 2010. 
 b. Speaker at 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting Singapore Orthopaedics Association, Singapore, Oct 2010
 

Research Trials