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Clin Asst Prof Loo Wee Lim

Clin Asst Prof Loo Wee Lim

MBBS (Singapore, MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery), FRCSEd(Orthopaedic Surgery), FAMS (Surgery)

Senior Consultant

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Spine Surgery

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant CGH-NNI Integrated Spine Centre Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Profile

Dr Loo Wee Lim graduated from National University of Singapore and was awarded a HMDP spine fellowship by MOH and underwent specialty training in spine surgery at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.

Dr Loo is comfortable in all aspects of spinal surgery and performs decompression, instrumented fusion and disc replacement surgery. In particular he has special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery and computer navigation. He is often involved as a faculty in local and regional meetings and courses.

Besides spinal surgery, Dr Loo is well-versed in many other non-spinal orthopaedic conditions including trauma and arthritic conditions of the limbs. His clinical interests include slipped disc, nerve compression, spinal cord injury, spinal deformity and trauma.

Education

  • FAMS(Surgery)
  • FRCSEd(Orth)
  • MMed (Orth)
  • MBBS (NUS)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor - Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS
  • Clinical Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Core Faculty - Singhealth Residency (PGY1)
  • Examiner - MBBS (NUHSS)
  • Faculty Physician - Singhealth Residency (Orthopaedic)
  • Invited editor - Orthopaedic/Spine for Singapore Medical Journal.

Awards

  • Eastern Health Alliance Outstanding Educator Award - 2016

Research Interests

Publications

1) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome in Surgical Patients: A Diagnostic Dilemma Felicia Li Sher Tan, Wee Lim Loo, Seck Guan Tan, Chow Yin Wong and Yu-Meng Tan ANZ Journal of Surgery 2005,75:21-26

2) A comparison of accuracy between clinical history, physical examination and magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopy in the diagnosis of meniscal and anterior cruciate ligament tears. Wee Lim Loo, Bernie Liu, Yee Han Dave Lee, Yee Hoong Michael Soon. Journal of Orthopaedics 2008; 5(3)e8.

3) Plasma Rich in Growth Factors to Treat Adductor Longus Tear: A Case Report Wee Lim Loo; Yee Han Dave Lee ; Yee Hoong Michael Soon. Annals of Academy of Medicine, Singapore. Vol 38 No. 8 Aug 2009

4) Can We Predict ACL Hamstring Graft Sizes in the Asian Male? A Clinical Relationship Study of Anthropometric Features and 4-Strand Hamstring Graft Sizes 9 WL Loo, BYE Liu, YHD Lee, YHM Soon. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal.July 2010, Volume 4, Issue No. 2

5) Is there a significant difference in surgery and outcomes between unipolar and bipolar hip hemiarthroplasty? A retrospective study of a single institution in Singapore. WL Loo, SY Loh, HC Lee. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal. March 2011, Volume 5, Issue 1.

6) Review of Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation and PFNA-2 – Our Local Experience. WL Loo, JSY Loh, HC Lee. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal. July 2011, Volume 5, Issue 2.

7) Extradural hemangioma mimicking a dumbbell nerve sheath tumor in the thoracolumbar spine: Case report. S Chachan, H.R. Bin Abd Razak, WL Loo, CS Tan, SK Dinesh. Surgical Neurology International Oct 17.

Research Trials