Dr Andy Wee

Dr Andy Wee Teck HuatDr Andy Wee Teck Huat

MBBS(Singapore), MMedOrtho(Singapore), MRCSEd, FRCSEd(Ortho)


 

 

 

 

 

 

CV Highlights

  • 2 Prestigious North American fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2 areas of Subspecialties: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA, and Sports and Arthroscopic Surgery at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, London, Canada
  • Ex Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
  • Formal fellowship training in Elbow Surgery, under the mentorship of world-renowned Elbow Surgeon, Dr Bernard Morrey
  • Former National athlete, with years of experience in treating numerous national and high-level athletes with various sports injuries.
  • Performed over 2000 arthroscopic procedures of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle. Performed more than 1000 knee ACL reconstructions and meniscus procedures alone
  • Active member of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Active member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Active member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association & the Singapore Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • Alumni member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, and the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic Fellowship Program
  • Multiple scientific research publications and awards, including the prestigious Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award in 2010
  • Invited Speaker or Course Faculty for numerous International Conferences and Courses in the field of Arthroscopic Surgery of the knee, as well as Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Pioneered the use of Intra-medullary fixation for proximal humerus fracture in Singapore in 2014, and first in Asia to publish on the technique of using the Mulitloc intra-medullary device for proximal humerus fracture fixation.
  • Appointed Visiting Consultant to many Restructured Hospitals to provide surgical expertise (Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, Seng Kang General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital)

 

Introduction

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-trained in 2 areas of sub-speciality. He is highly skilled in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, as well as Arthroscopic and Sports Surgery of the knee, hip and ankle.

Dr Andy Wee graduated from National University of Singapore in 1999 and started his post-graduate specialist training in 2000. He completed 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. He then went on to complete a second AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)-accredited Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic (London, Ontario, Canada) in 2011.

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, the youngest Orthopaedic Surgeon to be appointed Head of Department to date. He remained in this post until he joined the Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group in 2016. 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 of the hip, knee and ankle. He is one of few surgeons who is highly skilled in arthroscopy of the shoulderelbow, hip, knee and ankle, and has performed over 2000 arthroscopic procedures.

In the field of shoulder surgery, Dr Andy Wee performs cutting edge and minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopic fixation of acromio-clavicular joint dislocation and pioneered the use of intra-medullary device for the fixation of proximal humeral fractures in Singapore since 2014. He was the first surgeon in Asia to describe and publish the technique and outcome of using this novel, minimally invasive technique multiloc intramedullary nail in 2017. With regards to his expertise in Elbow surgery, he is one of the few surgeons who specifically underwent fellowship training in Elbow Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, under the Mentorship of world-renowned Elbow Surgeon Dr Bernard Morrey. He is highly sought after for his expertise in elbow problems in the region, both amongst patients and doctors, and popularised the technique of buttress plating of coronoid fractures for complex elbow fractures locally. He also organised and instructed in Singapore’s first Elbow Arthroscopy Course in 2018, the first of its kind in the region.  He has been invited as an international speaker and faculty for many of the International conferences and courses to share his expertise in the field of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, including the SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology) Comprehensive Shoulder Course in 2017, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting Shoulder symposium in 2016, 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 1000 arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions and meniscus procedures alone, many of which were performed in competitive athletes who have returned to sports post-operatively, 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, the physeal sparing reconstructions for paediatric ACL injuries, ACL repair for acute injuries, as well as the antero-lateral ligament recontruction. He is a firm believer of meniscus and cartilage preservation and utilizes latest arthroscopic repair techniques like the trans-osseous meniscus root repair and single stage arthroscopic stem cell augmented cartilage procedures to address complex meniscus and cartilage injuries, and combines them with knee osteotomies when needed for lower mal-alignment. He is also highly skilled in arthroscopy of the hip, for the treatment of labral and cartilage injuries, as well as femoral-acetabular 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 is often invited to speak in the region on the latest arthroscopic treatment for ACL, meniscus and cartilage injuries of the knee.

Dr Wee’s expertise in Shoulder, Elbow and Arthroscopic Surgery is highly regarded amongst his peers, and he is an appointed  Visiting Consultant to the many of the Local Restructured Hospitals to provide surgical expertise, including the Singapore General Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Changi General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children Hospital, and Seng Kang General Hospital.

Dr Andy Wee is currently a 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. He currently also serve as a member of the Singapore Shoulder and Elbow Society, and was the Course Chairman of the Inaugural Elbow Arthroscopy Cadaveric Course that was held in Singapore in 2018. Having completed both his fellowship in North America, Dr Wee remains an Alumni member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic Fellowship Program Society.

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, skiing, squash, 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 and Ice Hockey. Upon his return to Singapore, he has treated and continues to treat numerous national and competitive athletes with injuries ranging from soccer, netball, basketball, rugby, hockey, wake-boarding, softball, floorball, archery and cycling.

Dr Andy Wee is active in research and teaching. He has presented in many regional and international conferences and has several publications in his areas of interest. He has won several awards for his research efforts, most notably the prestigious Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator award in 2010 for his stem cell research work. 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.

 

Dr Andy Wee’s Bibliography

Current Appointments

  • Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pinnacle Orthopaedic & Sports Centre
  • Accredited Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon In Parkway Group Of Hospitals (Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Gleneagles, Parkway East), Raffles Hospital and Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant to Singapore General Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Seng Kang General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Faculty, National Healthcare Group Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • Consultant for Medical Device Companies (Smith & Nephew Pte. Ltd, Depuy-Synthes Pte. Ltd)

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Alumni member, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  • Alumni member of Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic AOSSM accredited Fellowship Program
  • Active member of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Active member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Active member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association, and Singapore Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ortho), Edinburgh
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics), National University of Singapore
  • United States Medical Licensing (USMLE), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification

 

Scientific Research Presentation Awards 

  • Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award: Best Basic Science research paper presented at Combined Singapore Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2010
  • The use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Enhance Muscle Regeneration during  Limb lengthening in a Rabbit Model
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting 2010 Poster presentation (Best Poster Presentation Award
  • The use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Enhance Muscle Regeneration during  Limb lengthening in a Rabbit Model
  • 79th Annual Congress of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association 2006: Japan Orthopaedics and Traumatology Foundation Travel Award
  • Percutaneous Reduction and Injection of Norian Bone Cement for the Treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures.
  • 27th Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand 2005: 2nd Runner-up in Best Poster Presentation Award
  • 95º Angled Blade Plate Fixation of Proximal Femoral Fractures – A Series of 45 Cases

 

Scientific Research Publications (Selected)

 

Invited Speaker or Faculty in International Conference/Course (Selected)

  • Course Faculty, ASEAN Smith & Nephew Advance Knee Arthroscopy Course (Bangkok, Thailand 2018)
  • Course Director and Faculty, Singapore Shoulder & Elbow Society Elbow Cadaveric Course (Singapore 2018)
  • Course Faculty, Trauma Master Class: Upper Limb Symposium (Bangkok, Thailand 2018)
  • Invited Speaker and Live Shoulder Surgery, Vietnam Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting (Hanoi, Vietnam, 2017)
  • Course Faculty, Asia Pacific Smith & Nephew Shoulder Arthroscopy Masters Course (Singapore 2017)
  • Course Faculty, SICOT (International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology) Comprehensive Shoulder Course (Bangkok, Thailand, 2017)
  • Course Faculty, Asia Pacific Smith & Nephew Meniscus & Cartilage Repair Solutions Master Course (Singapore 2017)
  • Course Faculty, Depuy-Synthes Current Management of Complex Upper Limb Fractures Cadaveric Course (Bangkok, Thailand 2017)
  • Course Faculty, Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting: Advanced Surgical Solutions: Equinoxe Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Workshop (Singapore 2016)
  • Course Faculty, ASEAN Smith & Nephew Shoulder arthroscopy Instructional Course (Singapore 2016)
  • Course Faculty, Depuy-Synthes Advanced Trauma Upper Limb Cadaveric Course (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2016)
  • Invited Speaker, Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting: Shoulder Fracture symposium (Melbourne, Australia, 2016)
  • Invited Speaker, Sri Lanka Orthopaedic Association Annual Academic Sessions: Upper Limb Symposium (Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2015)
  • Course Faculty, Asia Pacific Depuy-Synthes Total Shoulder Solutions Course (Bangkok, Thailand, 2015)
  • Course Faculty, Asia Pacific Depuy-Synthes Total Shoulder Solutions Course (Singapore 2014)
  • Course Faculty, AO Masters Upper Extremity Course (Singapore 2014)
  • Course Faculty, Bangalore AO Upper Extremity Trauma Course (Bangalore, India, 2013)
  • Invited Speaker, Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Arthroplasty Association Meeting: Shoulder arthroplasty ICL, shoulder symposium & Sports symposium (Sarawak, Malaysia, 2013)
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