DR RAMESH SUBRAMANIAM
Place of Practice
AVANT SPORTS, SHOULDER & ELBOW SURGERY CLINIC
#05-31, Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#02-03, Parkway East Medical Centre
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sub-specialty Interest: Shoulder, Knee and Arthroscopic Sports Surgery.
MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Ortho)
Dr Ramesh is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in shoulder, knee and arthroscopic sports surgery.
Dr Ramesh obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore and completed his Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore. He underwent Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedic Surgery and obtained his Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Trauma and Orthopaedics. He was awarded the HMDP government scholarship to undertake a clinical fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgery at the Santry Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland.
He was then awarded the Tan Tock Seng Scholarship to pursue a Sports Fellowship in Knee Surgery at Hospital Quiron in Barcelona, Spain under the supervision of Professor Ramon Cugat, who is a consultant for the Spanish soccer players. As part of this training, Dr Ramesh also spent time with the Mutualidad de Futbolistas Catalanes orthopaedic teams taking care of the soccer players in Barcelona and the Spanish province of Catalunya. He also completed a Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at Hospital Del Mar in Barcelona. During his overseas fellowship training, Dr Ramesh was trained in arthroscopic joint reconstruction and joint replacement surgeries.
He has demonstrated a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of both undergraduate students and post-graduate doctors. He has been conferred the appointment of Clinical Senior Lecturer and then Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He is a faculty member of the National Healthcare Group Residency Program and served as the Chairman of the National Healthcare Group Hand Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee. He has also given lectures and demonstrated surgery techniques at numerous international workshops and training courses for knee and shoulder surgery. As Fellowship Supervisor of Sports Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he has mentored clinical fellows from India, Philippines and Malaysia.
Dr Ramesh is well published with articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He has also presented his work at podium presentations in international conferences.
He is extremely passionate about community service and humanitarian efforts. He has volunteered with the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to perform pro-bono surgery in Indonesia. He has been involved in Indosin Bhakti Sosial (ISBS) with the Singapore Navy, to provide primary healthcare to villages in the Riau Islands, Indonesia. He has been awarded the Minister of Health Award for humanitarian relief work provided for the Yogjakarta earthquake in 2006.
Currently, he is a member of the medical committee of the Football Association of Singapore. He is also the chairman of St John Association’s Jurong Centre.
The clinic provides multi-disciplinary and holistic care for our patients through a selective quality team of health care professionals – surgeon, physiotherapists, chiropractors, orthotists, podiatrists and psychologists. Through this comprehensive approach, we aim to provide accessible, prompt and personalized care for patients and athletes of all sporting levels.
Rehabilitation is a key and integral part of our comprehensive approach to quality care for the injured. As such, we work closely with the physiotherapists to ensure that our patients return rapidly to their former level of activity. Whenever possible, our expert Consultants will work together to ensure that surgery is the last option.
We provide consultations and surgical care for a variety of sports injuries and joint problems.
Some of these conditions include:
- Knee meniscus, ligament and cartilage injuries
- Kneecap (patella) instability and pain
- Tendinitis and muscle injuries around the knee and lower limb
- Shoulder instability and dislocations
- Rotator cuff tendon tears of the shoulder
- Shoulder biceps conditions
- Elbow instability and dislocations
- Elbow stiffness and contractures
- Tendinitis around the elbow – Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow
- Hip labral tears and Femoro-acetabular Impingement
- Tendon and muscle issues around the hip
- Ankle sport injuries including sprains, instability and tendinitis
- Arthritis/Degenerative conditions of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow
- Fractures of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow
We utilize the approved techniques in the treatment of these common conditions and complex conditions. We perform most of these surgeries through key-hole or arthroscopic techniques to minimize pain and downtime from sport, for the athlete or patient.
Dr Ramesh is fellowship trained in sports injuries and arthroscopic surgeries of the shoulder, knee and elbow. He is also one of very few surgeons in Singapore, who is trained in hip arthroscopy. He has previously been involved in the care of rugby players and Gaelic football players during his stint with Santry Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, Ireland. He has also been involved in the care of soccer players in Barcelona (Spain), and has a keen interest in soccer injuries.
The clinic is able to provide information for patients, athletes, sportsmen, their families and other physicians about our craft, in diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, general orthopaedic injuries and joint arthritis conditions.
- International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)
- International Congress of Joint Reconstruction (ICJR)
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
- Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS)
- AO Trauma – International Member