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Dr Chong Keen Wai

  • Specialty

    • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
    • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore
    • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics), UK
  • Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Mandarin


  • Dr Chong Keen Wai is an orthopaedic surgeon practising at Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He specialises in foot and ankle surgery, especially in ankle arthroscopy and ankle replacement surgery.
  • Prior to leaving for private practice, Dr Chong was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore General Hospital. He also established the Foot and Ankle Fellowship training programme at the Singapore General Hospital and has trained many regional surgeons during this time. Dr Chong is an active faculty member of AOTrauma (Arbeitgemeineshaft fur Osteosynthesefrage) and has been awarded Gold membership status for his contributions. He is also a member of the Dragon total knee replacement study which involves about 20 surgeons from across Asia.
  • Dr Chong has performed one of the largest numbers of artificial ankle joint replacements for ankle arthritis in Singapore. He was one of the first surgeons in Singapore to extensively perform the low tibial osteotomy for the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis, thus preserving the patient’s natural joint and avoiding a joint replacement or fusion. He has also performed the largest numbers of lower-ankle (subtalar) joint arthroscopy and tendon scopes in Singapore. In addition, he is a key opinion leader in Asia Pacific on the use of radiofrequency coblation technology in the minimally invasive treatment of tendon injuries and heel pain.
  • Dr Chong is a visiting consultant to 3 large public hospitals in Singapore, namely the Singapore General Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (the largest trauma centre in Singapore) and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
  • Dr Chong’s main work is in correction of leg, foot and ankle deformities, total knee and total ankle arthroplasty, sports injuries of the foot and ankle, and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. These include tendon endoscopic procedures, ankle and lower-ankle (subtalar) joint arthroscopy.

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