Dr. Kau Chung Yuan (许医生)

Orthopaedic Surgeon in Singapore

Orthopaedic Surgery is a special blend of science and art. There is much joy in operating, but great satisfaction comes from seeing so many patients recover well after surgery. It’s a privileged role, to be able to play a part and touch someone’s life. Finding a solution which best fits the individual, it’s this which has kept me challenged and going all this time.

Dr. Kau (许医生) is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a subspecialty interest in Hip and Knee surgery. He is experienced in trauma and fracture management, sports injuries, and joint replacement surgery.

Previously working as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Consultant within a strong department at Tan Tock Seng Hospital,Dr. Kau (许医生) has treated a high volume of complex cases, and is experienced in many conditions, including trauma and general Orthopaedics. He is versatile and skilled in fracture care, sports injuries and ligament reconstruction surgery.

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Orthopaedics (FRCS, Edin) 2014
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics), Singapore (MMed) 2013
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (MRCS, Ire) 2009
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS, Singapore) 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, AO Trauma Singapore
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ortho) Edinburgh Professional Awards

Professional Awards

  • Human Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Award, Ministry of Health, Singapore, 2015
  • Best Houseman Award (Orthopaedics), Singapore General Hospital, 2004

Subspecialty Interests

Dr. Kau (许医生) is a keen adopter of technology and is proficient in the use of Robotics (MAKOplasty) and Computer Navigation for both hip and knee replacements.

He believes in enhanced recovery after surgery, and uses minimally-invasive surgical techniques to help his patients recover faster. He is trained in the Direct Anterior Approach to the hip which can benefit early recovery in his patients after total hip replacement.

  • Dr. Kau (许医生) was awarded the prestigious Ministry of Health, Human Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship for further subspecialty training in 2015.
  • He went on to complete his Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Surgery (Hip and Knee) in Southampton University Hospital, United Kingdom.

His mentors include well renowned British surgeons Professor David Barrett and Professor Douglas Dunlop. His subspecialty interests include unicompartmental, as well as total and revision hip and knee arthroplasty.

He is well versed in the Oxford Partial Knee Arthroplasty (PKA) system, and is an ASEAN instructor on the Oxford PKA to help train aspiring orthopaedic surgeons. He has presented as an invited speaker at international forums, and is an instructor for arthroplasty at local and regional conferences. Dr. Kau (许医生) continues to innovate and has close collaboration with the Orthopaedic industry to bring in new technologies to Singapore.

Appointments Past and Present

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstruction Service, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant, Woodlands Health
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU-Imperial College)
  • Orthopaedic Co-Lead, LKC SOM Orthopaedic Undergraduate Program
  • Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS)
  • Core Clinical Faculty Member, NHG-AHPL Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  • Consultant for Medical Device Companies Ltd
    • Zimmer-Biomet Pte Ltd
    • Stryker Singapore
    • Smith and Nephew (Pte Ltd)
    • Johnson and Johnson Singapore

Patient Feedback

Ethan Chan
Dr. Kau is an exemplary doctor who is experienced in his field and is very patient with his patients. He walked me through the details of my knee condition and addressed all my concerns. Thanks to Dr. Kau, I had a better understanding of my ACL and MCL injury and the various treatment options available. His advice and treatment have been very valuable to me.
Ming Lee Chua
Dr Kau was very careful and explained clearly the surgery procedures. After surgery, the care while I was in hospital was closely monitored and he even came during weekends! The hip so far has recovered and healed. His ‘predictions’ of when what can happen are so accurate. Trust him.
Teo Pek Suan Diana
I had a very successful total hip replacement done by Dr Kau 4 years ago. 4 months after the operation I was back walking, cycling and swimming. The beautiful job gave me much confidence Dr Kau is most professional and has such great doctor patient communication.

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