MBBS(Singapore), MMedOrtho(Singapore), MRCSEd, FRCSEd(Ortho)
Dr Andy Wee is a double-fellowship trained senior consultant and orthopaedic surgeon. Prior to him joining the Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group, he was the Head of department for Orthopaedic Surgery at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He is one of the few Orthopaedic Surgeons in Singapore who has completed 2 prestigious North American fellowships, and is well-versed in Orthopaedic Sports medicine and surgery, as well as Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Dr Andy Wee graduated from National University of Singapore in 1999, and started his post-graduate specialist training in 2000. He completed his first post-graduate exams and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004, and subsequently obtained a Master of Medicine in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005. He went on to complete his advanced specialist training in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2009 and has been a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics) since.
Dr Andy Wee was then awarded the Ministry of Health Human Manpower Development Program Scholarship, and underwent formal subspecialty fellowship training in 2 prestigious world-renowned centres in North America. He first completed his first fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota, USA) in 2010, working under the mentorship of world-renowned shoulder and elbow surgeons Professor Bernard Morrey and Professor Joachin Sanchez-Sotelo. He then went on to complete a second AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)-accredited Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic (London, Ontario, Canada) in 2011, and trained under Professor Robert Litchfield and Professor Robert Giffin.
Dr Andy Wee returned in 2012 to work in the department of Orthopaedics, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore and subsequently became Head of Department of Orthopaedics in 2013. His subspecialty practice largely revolves around performing Shoulder and Elbow surgery, including fracture fixation, joint reconstruction/replacement and arthroscopic repair/reconstruction, as well arthroscopic sports surgery and management of sports related injuries. He is one of few surgeons who is well-versed in arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle, and has performed over a thousand arthroscopic procedures over the last 7 years.
In the field of shoulder surgery, Dr Andy Wee performs cutting edge techniques such as arthroscopic fixation of acromio-clavicular joint dislocation, and pioneered and popularized the use of intra-medullary device for the fixation of proximal humeral fractures in Singapore since 2014. He is also a leader in the field of elbow surgery in Singapore, and introduced the technique of buttress plating of coronoid fractures of the elbow locally. He has been invited as an international speaker and faculty for many of the regional conferences and courses to share his expertise in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery, including the Depuy-synthes Asia-Pacific Total Shoulder Solutions course in 2014 and 2015, the shoulder and elbow symposium of the Sri Lanka Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in 2015, the shoulder Instructional course Lectures during the Malaysian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in 2013, and the AO Upper Extremities Masters Course in 2014.
In the field of arthroscopic sports surgery, Dr Andy Wee has done over 500 anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions alone, and is familiar with recent advances in reconstruction techniques such as the double bundle technique, the anatomical antero-medial portal technique, the ‘all-inside’ reconstruction technique, as well as the antero-lateral ligament reconstruction. He treats various ligament, meniscus and cartilage injuries of the knee, using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques as well as joint preserving peri-articular osteotomies. He is also well-versed in arthroscopy of the hip, for the treatment of labral and cartilage injuries, as well as hip impingement. Additionally, he also performs ankle and hindfoot arthroscopy for athletic and soft tissue injuries around the ankle. Being a leader in the field of arthroscopic surgery, he provides consultancy and educational services for Smith and Nephew Pte Ltd, a leading company for arthroscopic products, and regularly provides learning opportunities during surgery for visiting surgeons from the region.
Dr Andy Wee continues to provide expert consults to the various public institutions in his field of shoulder and elbow surgery, and arthroscopic sports surgery. He is currently a Visiting Consultant to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Changi General Hospital, and KK Women’s and Children Hospital.
Dr Andy Wee is currently member of many international societies, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). He is also an active member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, and served within the EXCO committee in 2014.
An avid sportsman, Dr Wee was an SSRA (Singapore Squash Racket Association) ‘A’ grade, national squash player, representing Singapore in his younger years. He has won numerous awards in local and international tournaments, and also represented the National University of Singapore squash team and the SAF sports association squash team. Currently, he continues to be active in sports like running, swimming, and spends time in the gym in his free time.
Because of his love for sports, he continues to mingle with and treat athletes of all ages in his clinical practice. During his fellowship stint in North America, he was heavily involved in the care of high level athletes including American football, Ice hockey and Baseball. Upon his return to Singapore, he has treated and continues to treat numerous national and competitive athletes with injuries ranging from soccer, rugby, hockey, wake-boarding, soft ball, floor ball, archery and cycling.
Dr Andy Wee is active in research and teaching. He has presented in many regional and international conferences, and has won several awards for his research efforts, most notably the prestigious Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator award in 2010. He is also heavily involved in both undergraduate and post-graduate medical education, and remains an adjunct assistant professor with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.