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Dr Yung Shing Wai

Consultant Orthopaedic SurgeonOrthopaedic, Foot and Shoulder Surgery

Dr Yung Shing Wai is an orthopaedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, currently practising at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. His specialty areas are in foot, ankle, and shoulder surgery.

Graduating from the National University of Singapore (MBBS) in 1985, Dr Yung was awarded the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1990. He then went on to complete his sub-specialty fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1994. Dr Yung was the first fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon in Singapore; and one of the first fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons in shoulder surgery in Singapore. Soon after, he became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 1997.

Dr Yung spent 10 years at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) where he became the founding director of the Foot and Ankle Service at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2000, he left SGH and opened his private practice at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. Dr Yung is also a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at SGH.

Dr Yung is known for his communication skills and is a people person with good bedside manner. His ability to analyse complex problems holistically and communicate the problems and solutions clearly has meant that Dr Yung often sees patients with complex orthopaedic problems or complications who have come to receive a second opinion from him.

At his orthopaedic clinic, Dr Yung uses the patient-centric approach by providing the patient with pros and cons of all available treatments. He believes that the patient should ultimately be at the centre of the decision making, and that the doctor’s role is to advise on the treatment options.

Notable Contributions in Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Dr Yung is a pioneering figure in the field of bunion surgery especially as he observes the evolution of treatment and outcomes over the last 30 years.
  • Dr Yung was one of the first few to use keyhole techniques with implants to correct foot arch problems.
  • Dr Yung was the first surgeon in Singapore to bring in and use implants in the foot to correct overpronation and flat foot.
  • Dr Yung is a pioneering figure in arthroscopic surgical techniques in the shoulder, particularly in the areas of ligament and tendon repairs.
  • Dr Yung is a pioneering figure in the use of hip arthroscopy to repair hip cartilage tears and remove bone causing impingement problems in the hip.

Publications & Research

  • Loutzenheiser, T. D., Harryman, D. T., 2nd, Yung, S. W., France, M. P., & Sidles, J. A. (1995). Optimizing arthroscopic knots. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 11(2), 199–206. https://doi.org/10.1016/0749-8063(95)90067-5
  • Loutzenheiser, T. D., Harryman, D. T., 2nd, Ziegler, D. W., & Yung, S. W. (1998). Optimizing arthroscopic knots using braided or monofilament suture. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery: Official Publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 14(1), 57–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0749-8063(98)70121-5
  • Yung, S. W., Lazarus, M. D., & Harryman, D. T., 2nd (1996). Practical guidelines to safe surgery about the subscapularis. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery, 5(6), 467–470. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1058-2746(96)80019-x
  • Tan, A. B., Tan, S. K., Yung, S. W., Wong, M. K., & Kalinga, M. (1995). Congenital perforations of the triangular fibrocartilage of the wrist. Journal of Hand Surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland), 20(3), 342–345. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0266-7681(05)80091-9
  • Yuen, J. S., Yung, S. W., & Wong, M. K. (2001). Open reduction and temporary rigid internal fixation of Lisfranc fracture-dislocations. Singapore Medical Journal, 42(6), 255–258.
  • Pang, K. P., Yung, S. W., Lee, T. S., & Pang, C. E. (2003). Bipolar clavicular injury. The Medical journal of Malaysia, 58(4), 621–624.
  • Zwipp, H., Baumgart, F., Cronier, P., Jorda, E., Klaue, K., Sands, A. K., & Yung, S. W. (2004). Integral classification of injuries (ICI) to the bones, joints, and ligaments--application to injuries of the foot. Injury, 35 Suppl 2, SB3–SB9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2004.07.008

Awards & Accolades

  • Public Service Commission Local Merit Bursary (1980-85)
  • HMDP (Health Manpower Development Program) Award (1994)
  • Junior ASEAN Travelling Fellowship, ASEAN Orthopaedic Association (1995)
  • SGH Service Quality Awards (May 1999 & Oct 1999)

With decades of experience and strong track record,

Dr Yung Shing Wai remains devoted to his goal of providing high-quality and personalised orthopaedic treatments to his patients.

Call us at 6235 5225

3 Mount Elizabeth #05-07 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,Singapore 228510

Opening Hours

Mondays to Fridays: 9am to 12pm, 2pm to 5pm

Wednesdays & Saturdays: 9am to 12pm

Tel : 6235 5225, 8101 2002

Fax : 6733 1485

Answering Service : 6535 8833