Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist
Dr Tan Sok Chuen
Dr Tan Sok Chuen is an orthopaedic surgery specialist with subspecialty training in hip and knee surgery. Prior to private practice, she was a Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. She is currently practising at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and is also a Visiting Consultant at Thomson Medical Centre.
Her qualifications include:
As a firm believer of training the younger doctors, Dr Tan previously held the position of Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Clinical Faculty for Medical Undergraduate Teaching Program. She received the award for the Best Undergraduate Tutor in 2014. Throughout her practice, she was invited as faculty and speakers for multiple local and overseas conferences on topics related to hip and knee surgery.
Dr Tan has contributed extensively to the scientific literature of hip and knee arthroplasty. She has also had numerous presentations accepted at various local and international scientific meetings. Her publications on trunnionosis in hip replacements are frequently quoted in indexed journals.
Dr Tan is the first woman hip and knee replacement surgeon in Singapore. Being a mother of an active toddler, she also understands the demands of the modern working mother, and the need for mobility and minimum down-time. She believes that all women should be able to age gracefully and have quality of life even in old age. Thus her interest in minimally-invasive joint replacement surgery and osteoporosis treatment.
Sok Chuen an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys practising various forms of martial arts as well as running to maintain her fitness. She believes a healthy body and a healthy mind go a long way.
Awards & Recognition
2008 — Present
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
2013 — Present
Singapore Orthopaedic Association
2004 — Present
Singapore Medical Association
2018 — Present
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2019 — Present
American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons
2013 — Present
Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
2021 — Present
Sports Medicine Association Singapore
Tribocorrosion: Ceramic and Oxidized Zirconium vs Cobalt Chromium Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty
Sok Chuen Tan, Adrian Lau CK, Christopher Del Balso, James L Howard, Brent A Lanting, Matthew G Teeter. ORS 2016 Poster, AAOS 2016 Poster. Journal of Arthroplasty 2016 Feb 27. Doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.02.027.
Effect of Taper Design on Trunnionosis in Metal on Polyethylene Total Hip Arthroplasty
Sok Chuen Tan, Matthew G Teeter, Christopher Del Balso, James L Howard, Brent A Lanting. Journal of Arthroplasty 2015 Jul;30(7):1269-72. Doi:10.1016/j.arth.2015.02.031.
Does the Additional Articulation in Retrieved Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty Implants Decrease Trunnionosis Compared to Total Hip Arthroplasty?
Christopher Del Balso, Brent Lanting, Sok Chuen Tan, James Howard, Matthew Teeter. J Arthroplasty 2017. Epub. Poster presentation at Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting June 2015 Vancouver; poster presentation at AAOS 2016.
Trunnionosis: Does head size affect fretting and corrosion in Total Hip Arthroplasty
Christopher Del Balso, Matthew Teeter, Sok Chuen Tan, James Howard, Brent Lanting. Podium presentation at Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting June 2015 Vancouver. Submitted to JOA. Poster presentation at AAOS 2016.
Trunnionosis: Does head length affect fretting and corrosion in total hip arthroplasty.
Christopher Del Balso, Matthew Teeter, Sok Chuen Tan, Brent Lanting, James Howard. Podium presentation at Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting June 2015 Vancouver.
Taperosis: Does head length affect fretting and corrosion in total hip arthroplasty?
Christopher DelBalso, Matthew G Teeter, Sok Chuen Tan, Brent A Lanting, James L Howard. Bone Joint Journal. 2015 Jul;97-B(7):911-6. Doi:10.1302/0301-620X.97B7.35149.
Atypical femoral stress fracture in bisphosphonate-free patients
Osteoporosis International Sept 2010, Tan SC, Koh SBJ, Goh SK, Howe TS.
Association of surgeon factors with outcome scores after total knee arthroplasty.
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery (Hong Kong). 2014 Dec;22(3):378-82. Tan SC, Chan YH, Chong HC, Yeo SJ, Chin PL, Chia SL, Lo NN.
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Our doctors are firm believers in giving back to the community by training younger doctors and contributing to medical literature on hip and knee conditions. That’s why they have been involved in numerous conferences and workshops to share their expertise and remain updated on the latest medical advancements.