Place of Practice

Providence Orthopaedics

Practice Address

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-54, Singapore 329563

Tel: (65) 6684 2330

Practice Website



Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


MBChB (Glasgow), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore), FRCS (Orthopaedic Surgery, Edinburgh),
FAMS (Orthopaedic Surgery)

About Dr Siow

Dr. Siow Hua Ming obtained his medical degree from the University of Glasgow, UK in 1996. He underwent basic and advanced surgical training in orthopaedic surgery in Singapore. He undertook a fellowship in Sports and Paediatric orthopaedic surgery in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, USA in 2007-8.

Dr. Siow joined KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKWCH) in 2007 as a consultant with the department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was also in charge of the adult orthopaedic programme in KKWCH. He joined Alexandra Hospital as the Director of Sports Medicine at Alexandra Hospital where he helped to expand the capacity and capability of the Sports Medicine & Surgery Centre. He was Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in NUS, where he was actively involved in teaching medical students and being a medical examiner. Dr. Siow was also the Associate Programme Director for the Orthopaedic Residency Programme of the National University Health System.


Specialized Services

My specialty areas include:
• Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
• Adult Orthopaedic Surgery
• Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

• Sports Injuries
• Sprains, strains, muscle tears, dislocations and stress fractures
• Tennis and golfer’s elbows, mallet finger
• Biceps, patella and Achilles tendinopathy
• Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT)
• Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery –
• Shoulder stabilization for dislocations, rotator cuff repair, acromioclavicular stabilization
• Elbow stabilization, wrist fibrocartilage repairs
• Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), avascular necrosis
• Hip labral repairs and impingement surgery
• Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions with single or double-bundle grafts, knee collateral and posterolateral corner reconstructions
• Meniscal repairs and cysts, meniscal transplantation
• Cartilage reconstruction with matrix autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI), mosaicplasty and microfracture
• Patella stabilization for dislocations
• Tendon repairs of upper and lower limbs (e.g. biceps, Achilles)
• Ankle ligament reconstruction
• Hallux valgus and acquired flat foot surgery
• Joint Replacement Surgery – shoulder arthroplasty (reverse and total), elbow arthroplasty, hip bipolar hemiarthroplasty and total arthroplasty, knee (unicompartmental and total arthroplasty), customised MRI-guided surgery, viscosupplementation
• Joint and Limb Deformity Correction and Limb Lengthening – congenital and acquired, growth-guided correction, computer-guided correction and surgery, osteotomies, intramedullary nail lengthening
• Trauma Surgery – fractures, dislocations and osteochondral injuries
• General Orthopaedics – trigger fingers, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel release and ulnar, median and radial nerve decompressions; popliteal cysts, plantar fasciitis, ankle tendinopathy, bunions

• Sports Injuries – as above
• Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery – as above
• Congenital and Acquired Bone and Joint Disorders – developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), Perthes’ disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), club foot casting and correction, congenital hand and foot abnormalities
• Limb Deformity Correction and Lengthening – as above, muscle and soft tissue releases, bony deformity correction
• Knock knees and bow legs
• Flat and cavus feet and gait abnormalities – arthroereisis, orthotics
• Scoliosis – bracing, dynamic Spinecor bracing, surgery
• Fracture and Trauma Surgery – humerus supracondylar and lateral condyle fractures, forearm fractures, femur, tibia and tibial spine fractures; ankle fractures, greenstick fractures, growth plate injuries

We work with qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, dieticians and sports psychologists to aid in the rehabilitation and optimization of our patients.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Tertiary and / or Professional Qualifications :


MBChB (Glasgow)
MRCS (Edinburgh)
MMed (Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore)
FRCS (Orthopaedic Surgery, Edinburgh)
FAMS (Orthopaedic Surgery)


Professional Appointments and Memberships :


Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
Fellow, Academy of Medicine Singapore
Assistant Training Director, Joint Committee for Specialist Training (JCST) Orthopaedic Surgery
Life member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
Member, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Director of Sports Medicine, Alexandra Hospital
Research Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Alexandra Hospital
Training Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Alexandra Hospital
Medical Student Supervisor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Alexandra Hospital
House Officer Educational Supervisor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Alexandra Hospital
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Associate Programme Director for NUHS Orthopaedic Residency Programme, Alexandra Hospital
Member, European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Singapore Medical Association



Previous Research Experience:
1. “Arthroscopic Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus”
in Foot and Ankle Surgery 10 (2004) Pg. 181-186

2. “Acute Knee Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes”
in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 2008 May;19(2):319-45, ix

3. “Advances and Updates in Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents”
in KK Hospital Review Dec 2008, vol. 11 issue 2

4. “Preparticipation Sports Evaluation: Issues for Healthy Children and Athletes With Disabilities”
in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Volume 30, Number 2 Supplement, March 2010

5. “Exposed versus buried wires for fixation of lateral humeral condyle fractures in children: a comparison of safety and efficacy”
in Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics 2011, Volume 5, Number 5, Pages 329-333

6. “Functional Outcome in Conservatively Managed Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of Talus: A Risk of Overtreating?”
accepted for publication in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Research / Publications :
Conference Papers

1. "Recurrent Giant Cell Tumours of Bone and Association with Malignant Change”
at 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of Singapore Orthopaedic Association 21-24 November 2004

2. “Arthroscopic Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus”
at 48th Annual Conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association 18-21 December 2003

3. “Correlation Of Radiographic Features With Neurovascular Injury In Isolated Type III Extension Type Supracondylar Fracture In Paediatric Population In KKH Between Jan 2005 - Dec 2008”
at 55th NOF Congress, 5 – 7 May 2010 in Aarhus, Denmark

Conference Posters
1. “Percutaneous versus Buried Wires for the Fixation of Fractures of the Lateral Humeral Condyle in Children. Is there a Difference in Outcome?”
at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, May 4-7, 2010 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

2. “Functional Outcome in Conservatively managed Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of Talus: A Risk of Overtreating”
at the 7th Annual POSNA/AAOS International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, December 1-4, 2010 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA.

Textbook Publications
1. “Fractures of the Foot in Children and Adolescents” in Drennan’s The Child’s Foot and Ankle (Second Edition)
published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
Chapter 23, Pages 379 – 389, 2010 James McCarthy, Theodore J. Ganley, Martin Herman and Hua Ming Siow

2. “Foot & Ankle Injuries in Adolescent Athletes” in Drennan’s The Child’s Foot & Ankle (Second Edition)
published by Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
Chapter 25, Pages 402 – 412, 2010 Hua Ming Siow, Danielle B. Cameron and Theodore J. Ganley

3. “Discoid Lateral Meniscus” in Operative Techniques: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery (First Edition)
published by Elsevier Saunders
Section VII: Knee, Procedure 31, Pages 375-384, 2011 Hua Ming Siow and Theodore J. Ganley

Books and Others (Media Exposure)
1. “Game on at your own risk”
The Straits Times (Mind Your Body) - 11 Dec 08

2. “Older KKH patients screened for brittle bones”
The Straits Times - 2 Apr 2009

3. “Game-O-Rama”
Motherhood magazine - May 2009

4. “Knee Problems In Adolescents – Do they lead to osteoarthritis in adults?”
Medical Grapevine – June 2009

5. “Sports Injuries in Children”
Bones and Joints booklet published by Singhealth 2009

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