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Clin Asst Prof Nicholas Yeo Eng Meng

Clin Asst Prof Nicholas Yeo Eng Meng

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

Visiting Consultant

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Foot & Ankle Service

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Achilles Tendon Injuries, Ankle Sprains, Ligament and Cartilage Injuries, Arthritis, Bunion (Hallux Valgus), Diabetic Foot Disease, Flat Feet, Foot and Ankle, Foot and Ankle Deformities, Foot and Ankle Fractures, Hip Fractures, Knee Cartilage Injuries, Knee Ligament Injuries (ACL, PCL, Multiligament), Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Procedures in Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries, Upper and Lower Limb Fractures.

Clinical Appointments

  • Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Duke-NUS Medical School


Dr Nicholas Yeo is a fellowship trained Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of the Foot and Ankle Service at Singapore General Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School.
Dr Yeo graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2007. He went on to complete specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery and was appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics and Trauma) in 2015.
Thereafter, Dr Yeo was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Scholarship from the Ministry of Health to pursue subspecialty training in Foot and Ankle surgery. He completed a year-long fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Canada where he worked closely with a team of internationally renowned foot and ankle surgeons. In addition, he was awarded the AO fellowship at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany in lower limb trauma and reconstructive surgery. He looks forward to bringing his trans-atlantic experience back to Singapore to further improve patient care in foot and ankle surgery.
His subspecialty interests are in foot and ankle surgery, lower limb arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. In particular, he is a strong advocate of minimally invasive or ‘key-hole’ surgery. He strongly believes in providing a high standard of care for his patients and has been awarded the Singapore General Hospital Best Service Award for excellent patient care on multiple occasions.
Dr Yeo has presented extensively at many local and international orthopaedic conferences and he is well published in multiple peer review journals. He was awarded the prestigious ‘Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award’ in 2014 for his work on Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.


  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2015
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics and Trauma) 2015
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore 2014
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2009
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Trauma
  • Clinical Lecturer and Examiner, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Chairman, Queenstown Multiservice Centre (Day Rehab Centre)
  • Medical Support Team for SEA Games 2015


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2021 (Hero Award) - Dorm MMT Clinician
  • Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award (March 2020)
  • SingHealth Long Service Award (Jan 2019)
  • Singapore General Hospital Long Service Award (Nov 2018)
  • Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award (Apr-Jun 2018)
  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award 2016 - University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Singapore General Hospital Service Quality Award Winner (Nov 2015)
  • Singapore Armed Forces Long Service Award (2015)
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award (2014)
  • National University of Singapore Meritorious House Officer Award (2007-08)
  • Singapore General Hospital Best Service Award (Aug-Nov 2007)
  • National University of Singapore Half-Colours Award (2004)
  • National University of Singapore Medical Society Excellence Award (2005)
  • Food from the Heart – Volunteer Award Gold (2004)

Research Interests


  1. H Thiyagarajan, M Lee, J Chen, NEM Yeo, Predictors of Patient Satisfaction in Hallux Valgus Surgery, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Apr 2022 (article in press)
  2. DTS Koh, Yeo W, K Koo, N Yeo. Radiofrequency Plantar Fascia Coblation with and without Gastrocnemius Recession in the management of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis. FAI Apr 2022 (article in press)
  3. Tan CC, Sayampanathan AA, Kwan YH, Yeo W, Singh Rikhraj I, Yeo NEM. Validity and Reliability of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Score for the English-Literate Singapore Population With Hallux Valgus. Foot Ankle Spec. 2022 Feb 21:19386400221079490
  4. Koh DT, Xia Z, Li Z, Tay KS, Tan SM, Yeo N, Rikhraj IS. Elevated Body Mass Index Does Not Adversely Influence the Outcomes of Arthroscopic Treatment for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. Foot Ankle Orthop. 2022 Jan 21;7(1):2473011421S00285.
  5. Padki A, Cheok GJ, Loh B, Yeo NE, Koo K. Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Repair Confers Faster Recovery and Reduced Complications Compared to Open Achilles Tendon Repair. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2022; 9 (1):10-15.
  6. Tan MWP, Chen JY, Yeo EMN. Clinical Outcomes of Scarf-Akin Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus With Simultaneous Bunionette Correction: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Analysis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 May-Jun;61(3):520-527
  7. Tay AYW, Goh GS, Thever Y, NEM Yeo, K Koo, Impact of pes planus on clinical outcomes of hallux valgus surgery. Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Apr;28(3):331-337
  8. DTS Koh, JY Chen, SM Tan, KS Tay, IS Rikhraj, NEM Yeo, Midterm Functional and Radiological Outcomes of Total Ankle Replacement in an Asian Cohort. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Mar-Apr;61(2):363-368.
  9. Tay AYW, Goh GS, Koo K, Yeo NEM. Third-Generation Minimally Invasive Chevron-Akin Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Produces Similar Clinical and Radiological Outcomes as Scarf-Akin Osteotomy at 2 Years: A Matched Cohort Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2022 Mar;43(3):321-330.
  10. S/O K S RZE, Lee M, Chen J, NEM Yeo. Do Patients Aged 70 Years and Older Benefit From Hallux Valgus Surgery? J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Mar-Apr;61(2):310-313.
  11. Loh B, Padki A, Thong SY, Yeo NEM, An Evaluation of Peripheral Sciatic Nerve Block in Patients Undergoing Hallux Valgus Surgery J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1185
  12. JL Lim, D Yii, KC Hung, W Lee, LH Kwa, NEM Yeo, AHC Tan, SJ Chung Short-Course vs. Extended-Course Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Receiving Unilateral Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue Supplement_1, November 2021, Pages S500–S501
  13. JY Lee, EL Xuan, EM Chew, NEM Yeo, Polymetatarsia of the Foot without polydactyly: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Oct 6;11(4)
  14. JY Lee, BM Tan, WX Png, CW Too, NEM Yeo, Novel Utilization of 3D Printing Technology for a Chronic Malunited Calcaneal Fracture -  A Case Report. Foot & Ankle Surgery: Techniques, Reports & Cases 2021 Vol 1 Issue 3
  15. Koh DTS, Chong KW, Yeo NEM, Hallux Varus Correction with Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon Transfer and Reverse Scarf Osteotomy. Foot Ankle Spec 2021 Aug;14(4):352-360
  16. Goh JKM, Chen JY, NEM Yeo, Liow MHL, Chia SL, Yeo SJ, Ten year outcomes for the prospective randomised trial comparing unlinked, modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty, Knee 2020 Dec;27(6):1914-1922
  17. Xu S, Kang Y, Soeharno H, Yeo N. Acute Marjolin's Ulcer in Chronic Foot Wounds with Previous Negative Biopsy: Report of Two Cases. Malays Orthop J. 2020;14(3):194-197
  18. V Moorthy, AA Sayampanathan, NEM Yeo, KS Tay, Clinical Outcomes of Open versus Arthroscopic Brostrum Procedure for Lateral Ankle Instability: A Meta-Analysis, J Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 May-Jun;60(3):577-584
  19. E Manke, NEM Yeo, S Rammelt, Ankle Arthrodesis – A Review of Current Techniques and Results, Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2020;87(4):225-236
  20. M Zhu, JY Chen, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IS Rikhraj, Health-related quality-of-life improvement after hallux valgus surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery 2020; Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Jul;27(5):539-542
  21. Tay YWA, Tay KS, Thever Y, Hao Y, Yeo NEM, An Epidemiological Review of 623 Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Tumours and Pseudo-Tumours, Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Jun;27(4):400-404
  22. Liow L, Tay K, Yeo NEM, Tay D, Goh SK, Koh J, Howe TS, Tan AHC, From “business continuity” to “back to business” for orthopaedic surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bone & Joint Open 1 (6), 222-228
  23. Liow L, Tay K, Yeo NEM, Tay D, Goh SK, Koh J, Howe TS, Tan AHC, Ensuring Business Continuity of Musculoskeletal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JBJS Open Access 5 (2), e0050
  24. Law GW, Tay KS, Padki A, Wong KC, Zhang K, Yeo NEM, Koo K, Rikhraj IR, Results of Hallux Valgus Surgery in Diabetic Patients With Good Glycemic Control. Foot Ankle Int. 2020 Aug;41(8):945-953
  25. Yam M, Kang BJ, Chawla A, Zhang W, Law GW, Xavier R, Park D, Yeo NEM, Howe TS, Kwek EBK, Cephalomedullary blade cut-ins: a poorly understood phenomenon. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 Dec;140(12):1939-1945
  26. GW Law, KS Tay, J Lim, K Zhang, CS Seng, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IR Singh, Effect of Severity of Deformity on Clinical Outcomes of Scarf Osteotomies. Foot Ankle Int. 2020;41(6):705-713
  27. Waly F, Yeo NE, Wing K, Penner MJ, Veljkovic A, Younger A, Preoperative Patient-reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Predict Postoperative Success in Patients with End Stage Ankle Arthritis Foot Ankle Int. 2020;41(3):253-258
  28. D Koh, Y Goh, NEM Yeo, Calcaneal Osteochondroma masquerading as plantar fasciitis: An approach to plantar heel pain – A case report and literature review World J Orthop 2019 Sep 18;10(9)
  29. DM Huang, ACC Chou, NEM Yeo, IR Singh, Radiofrequency Microtenotomy with Concurrent Gastrocnemius Recession Improves Postoperative Vitality Scores in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis Ann Acad Med Singapore 2018;47:509-15
  30. YBJ Kang, NEM Yeo, TTD Lie, Case Series: Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Comminuted Distal Humerus Fractures Ann Clin Lab Res 2018 Vol.6 No.4:274
  31. Waly FJ, Yeo NE, Penner MJ, Computed Navigation Guidance for Ankle Replacement in the Setting of Ankle Deformity Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2018 Jan;35(1):85-94
  32. Bin Abd Razak HR, Yeo EN, Yeo W, Lie TD, Short-term outcomes of arthroscopic TightRope® fixation are better than hook plate fixation in acute unstable acromioclavicular joint dislocations Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 28, 869-875 (2018)
  33. GW Law, NEM Yeo, TS Howe, YZ Tan, SB Tan, Siddiqui MMA, Recommencement of Denosumab For Unresectable Giant Cell Tumour of the Cervical Spine: A Case Report Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2018;43:E551-6
  34. GW Law, NEM Yeo, W Yeo, K Koo, KW Chong, Subtalar arthroscopy and fluoroscopy in percutaneous fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2017 Jan; 25(1) 1-6
  35. NEM Yeo, B Loh, JY Chen, AK Yew, SY Ng, Comparison of early outcome of Weil osteotomy and distal metatarsal mini-invasive osteotomy for lesser toe metatarsalgia J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2016 Dec; 24(3): 350-353
  36. JY Chen, BF Ang, L Jiang, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IR Singh, Pain Resolution After Hallux Valgus Surgery Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct; 37(10): 1071-1075
  37. JKM Goh, NEM Yeo, PL Fong, WM Yue, SB Tan, MA Siddiqui, Cervico-Thoracic Epidural Abscesses Following Acupuncture Therapy - An Uncommon but Potentially Devastating Complication J Clin Case Rep 2016, 6: 819
  38. Yeo, JY Chen, A Yew, SL Chia, NN Lo, SJ Yeo, Prospective randomised trial comparing unlinked, modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty: A five years follow-up J Knee Surg 2015 Sept; 22(4): 321-327
  39. Woon CY, Chong KW, NEM Yeo, Wong MK, Subtalar arthroscopy and fluoroscopy in percutaneous fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures: the best of both worlds J Trauma, 2011 Oct; 71(4):917-25
  40. KQ Yeo, NEM Yeo, Comparison of the Results of Open Carpal Tunnel Release and a KnifeLight® Carpal Tunnel Release Singapore Med J 2007; 48(12):1131-1135


Book Chapters

  1. Alastair Younger, Nicholas EM Yeo, Naviculocuneiform Fusion to Treat Midfoot Arthritis and Deformity, Foot and Ankle Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Thieme Publishers 2018
  2. Nicholas Yeo, Alastair Younger, Andie Veljkovic, Feras Waly, Ankle Arthroscopy: Osteoarticular Procedures: Principle and Practice. Arthroscopy and Endoscopy of the Foot and Ankle, Springer Singapore 2019

Research Trials