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Dr. Chang Haw Chong , Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Medical Group: HC Chang Orthopaedic Surgery Pte Ltd
Qualification: M.MED., M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S, FRCSEd(Orth)
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Medical Group Address: 6, Napier Road, #04-05 Gleneagles Medical Centre
Singapore 258499
Operating Hours: 9.00A.M. - 5.00P.M. (Monday-Friday), 9.00A.M. - 1.00P.M. (Saturday)
Years of Practise: 17
Practice Locations: East Shore Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Raffles Hospital, Thomson Medical Centre, Visiting Consultant to Changi General Hospital, Singapore

We offer accurate diagnosis and treatment for all Orthopaedic conditions. You will be treated with compassion and respect and all non-surgical treatment modalities will be exhausted before surgery is considered.

As a sub-specialist in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Dr Chang offers treatment of a variety of joint conditions using keyhole surgery or arthroscopy.

Some of the services that we offer include:


Treatement of Meniscus Injuries
Arthroscopic meniscal repair
Arthroscopic partial menisectomy
Arthroscopic assisted meniscus transplantation

Treatment of Cartilage Tears
Arthroscopic cartilage repairs
Autologous chondrocyte implantation
Stem Cells therapy for cartilage defects
Arthroscopic microfracture
Arthroscopic cartilage repair with OBI plugs

Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction
Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Using Allgrafts
Arthroscopic Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction
Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction

Treatment of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
Arthroscopic single bundle PCL Reconstruction
Arthroscopic double bundle PCL Reconstruction

Osteotomies About the Knee
Realignment of the leg using Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO)

Collateral Ligament Injuries
Medial collateral ligament reconstruction
Lateral collateral ligament reconstruction
Posterolateral corner reconstruction

Treatment of Complex Multi-Knee Ligamentous Injuries
ACL with PCL reconstructions
ACL with PLC reconstructions etc

Treatment of Patella/Knee cap Dislocations
Arthroscopic patellar realignment
Arthroscopic repair of medial patellofemoral ligament
Reconstruction of medial patellofemoral ligament

Treatment of Knee Arthritis
Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Realignment Osteotomies of the knee
Injections for Arthritic Knees - Viscosupplementation


Treatment of Shoulder Dislocations
Arthroscopic repair of torn labrum
Arthroscopic capsular shift
Treatment of SLAP Tears
Arthroscopic repair of SLAP tears

Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears
Arthroscopic repair of Shoulder rotator cuff tears including double row repairs

Treatment of Shoulder Impingement
Arthroscopic shoulder subacromial decompression
Treatment of Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis
Arthroscopic resection of distal clavicle

Treatment of Biceps Tendon Pathology
Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis

Treatment of Shoulder Fractures
Shoulder hemi-arthroplasty


Treatment of Tennis Elbow
Arthroscopic release of ECRB for recalcitrant tennis elbows
Treatment of Dislocated Elbows
Repair or reconstruction of elbow stabilising ligaments


Treatment of recurrent ankle sprains
Arthroscopy of ankle for soft tissue impingement
Arthroscopy of ankle for talar dome cartilage lesions
Reconstruction of ankle lateral ligaments for stability
Endoscopic decompression of retrocalcaneal space for Haglund�s disease

General Orthopaedics:

Hip replacement
Hip arthroscopy
Treatment of fractures
Sports injuries
Osteoporosis treatment
Medical Legal Examinations and Reports
ESWT for plantar fasciitis

� International member of Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) since 2004

� Active member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) since 2003

� Member of Singapore Orthopaedic Association since 1999

� Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1998

� Fellow of Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since 1998

� Active Member of the Asian Shoulder Surgery Workgroup since 2004

� Member of the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore since 2007


The American Orthopaedic Association � ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship 2006

The Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore for the academic years 2004/2005 and 2005/2006

Second Prize for the Changi General Hospital�s Research Forum Best Paper Competition held on 8 December 2006

Best CPIP Project Award from SingHealth2006

The Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore for the academic years 2002/2003 and 2003/2004

Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, USA from August 2003 to July 2004

18th ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Junior Travelling Fellowship
17 September to 22 October 2000

Prof Tan Ser Kiat Challenge Trophy for Year 2000 at the 23rd Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting

Research Publications:

Evaluation of BioCorkscrew and Bioknotless RC suture anchor rotator cuff repair fixation: an in vitro biomechanical study.
JT Ammon, J Nyland, HC Chang, R Burden, DN Caborn
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Nov;15(11):1375-81.

Anatomic double bundle ACL reconstruction: a literature review.
C Crawford, J Nyland, S Landes, R Jackson, HC Chang, A Nawab, DN Caborn
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Aug;15(8):946-64; discussion 945.

Fragment-specific fracture fixation and double-column plating of unstable distal radial fractures using AO mini-fragment implants and Kirschner wires.
HC Chang, SY Poh, SC Seah, DT Chua, BK Chan, CO Low
Injury. 2007 Nov;38(11):1259-67. Epub 2007 Jul 12

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for stage-II impingement.
KK Lim, HC Chang, JL Tan, BK Chan
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2007 Aug;15(2):197-200.

Anatomical Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Maximizing Benefits While Minimizing Complexity: A Balanced Potential Approach.
J Nyland, S Landes, C Crawford, HC Chang, A Nawab, DN Caborn
Techniques in Knee Surgery. 6(3):191-203, September 2007.

A cyclic testing comparison of FasT-Fix and RapidLoc devices in human cadaveric meniscus.
J Nyland, HC Chang, Y Kocabey, A Nawab, J Brand, DN Caborn
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2007 Dec 20; [Epub ahead of print]

Book chapter - Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Chang Haw Chong & David NM Caborn
Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee, 4th edition, Chapter 41
Published by Churchill Livingston
Hardbound, ISBN: 0-443-06671-X, 2048 pages, publication date: 2006

A biomechanical comparison of the FasT-Fix meniscal repair suture system and the RapidLoc device in cadaver meniscus.
Y Kocabey, HC Chang, JC Brand Jr, A Nawab, J Nyland, DN Caborn.
Arthroscopy. 2006 Apr;22(4):406-13.

Effect of lesion location on fixation strength of the meniscal viper repair system: an in vitro study using porcine menisci.
HC Chang, DN Caborn, J Nyland, R Burden
Arthroscopy. 2006 Apr;22(4):394-9.

A simple method of meniscus repair using the arthroscopic outside-in technique.
KC Chong, BK Chan, HC Chang
Arthroscopy. 2006 Jul;22(7):794.e1-5.

Bilateral spontaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendon as an initial presentation of alkaptonuria-a case report.
SY Chua, HC Chang
Knee. 2006 Oct;13(5):408-10. Epub 2006 Aug 9

Self-reported patient outcomes at a minimum of 5 years after allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with or without medial meniscus transplantation: an age-, sex-, and activity level-matched comparison in patients aged approximately 50 years.
D Rueff, J Nyland, Y Kocabey, HC Chang, D Caborn
Arthroscopy. 2006 Nov;22(11):1225-32.

Biomechanical Comparison of the Bioabsorbable RetroScrew System, BioScrew XtraLok with Stress Equalization Tensioner and 35-mm Delta Screws for Tibialis Anterior Graft-Tibial Tunnel Fixation in Porcine Tibiae
HC Chang, J Nyland, A Nawab, R Burden, DNM Caborn
Am J Sports Med.
Jul 2005, 33(7):1057-64

Biomechanical evaluation of meniscal repair systems: a comparison of the Meniscal Viper Repair System, the vertical mattress FasT-Fix Device, and vertical mattress ethibond sutures.
HC Chang, J Nyland, DNM Caborn, R Burden
Am J Sports Med.
Dec 2005, 33(12):1846-52.

Single femoral socket double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using tibialis anterior tendon: description of a new technique.
DNM Caborn, HC Chang
Oct 2005, 21(10):1273.

Cancellous screw fixation for femoral neck fractures: one hundred and sixteen patients.
KB Lee, TS Howe, HC Chang
Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Mar 2004, 33(2):248-51

Knee dislocations-a retrospective study comparing operative versus closed immobilization treatment outcomes.
CH Wong, JL Tan, HC Chang, LW Khin, CO Low
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.
Mar 2004

Necrotising Fasciitis � Clinical Presentation, Microbiology and Determinants of Mortality
CH Wong, HC Chang, Shanker, JL Tan, CO Low
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Edition)
August 2003, Vol 85:1454-60