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Clin Asst Prof Nicholas Yeo Eng Meng

Clin Asst Prof Nicholas Yeo Eng Meng

​MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Edin), FAMS

Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Foot & Ankle Service

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Achilles Tendon Injuries, Ankle Sprains, Ligament and Cartilage Injuries, Arthritis, Bunion (Hallux Valgus), Diabetic Foot Disease, Flat Feet, Foot and Ankle, Foot and Ankle Deformities, Foot and Ankle Fractures, Hip Fractures, Knee Cartilage Injuries, Knee Ligament Injuries (ACL, PCL, Multiligament), Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Procedures in Orthopaedics, Sports Injuries, Upper and Lower Limb Fractures.

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital
  • Director, Foot and Ankle Service Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Duke-NUS Medical School

Profile

Dr Nicholas Yeo is a fellowship trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of the Foot and Ankle Service at Singapore General Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School.

Dr Yeo graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2007. He went on to complete specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery and was appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics and Trauma) in 2015.

Thereafter, Dr Yeo was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Scholarship from the Ministry of Health to pursue subspecialty training in Foot and Ankle surgery. He completed a year-long fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Canada where he worked closely with a team of internationally renowned foot and ankle surgeons. In addition, he was awarded the AO fellowship at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany in lower limb trauma and reconstructive surgery. He looks forward to bringing his trans-atlantic experience back to Singapore to further improve patient care in foot and ankle surgery.

His subspecialty interests are in foot and ankle surgery, lower limb arthroplasty and reconstructive surgery. In particular, he is a strong advocate of minimally invasive or ‘key-hole’ surgery. He strongly believes in providing a high standard of care for his patients and has been awarded the Singapore General Hospital Best Service Award for excellent patient care on multiple occasions.

Dr Yeo has presented extensively at many local and international orthopaedic conferences and he is well published in multiple peer review journals. He was awarded the prestigious ‘Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award’ in 2014 for his work on Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.

Education

  • Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2015
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics and Trauma) 2015
  • Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore 2014
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2009
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore 2007

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore
  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Trauma
  • Clinical Lecturer and Examiner, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
  • Chairman, Queenstown Multiservice Centre (Day Rehab Centre)
  • Medical Support Team for SEA Games 2015

Awards

  • Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award (2020)
  • SingHealth Long Service Award (2019)
  • Singapore General Hospital Long Service Award (2018)
  • Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award (2018)
  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award 2016 - University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Singapore General Hospital Service Quality Award Winner (2015)
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award (2014)
  • National University of Singapore Meritorious House Officer Award (2007-08)
  • Singapore General Hospital Best Service Award (Aug-Nov 2007)
  • National University of Singapore Half-Colours Award (2004)
  • National University of Singapore Medical Society Excellence Award (2005)


Research Interests

Publications

  1. Xu S, Kang Y, Soeharno H, NEM Yeo. Acute Marjolin's Ulcer in Chronic Foot Wounds with Previous Negative Biopsy: Report of Two Cases Malays Orthop J. 2020;14(3):194-197
  2. E Manke, NEM Yeo, S Rammelt, Ankle Arthrodesis – A Review of Current Techniques and Results, Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2020;87(4):225-236
  3. Law GW, Yeo NEM, Howe TS, etal. Recommencement of denosumab for unresectable giant cell tumor of the cervical spine: a case report. Spine 2018;43:E
  4. Goh JKM, Chen JY, NEM Yeo, Liow MHL, Chia SL, Yeo SJ, Ten year outcomes for the prospective randomised trial comparing unlinked, modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty, Knee 2020 Dec;27(6):1914-1922
  5. M Zhu, JY Chen, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IS Rikhraj, Health-related quality-of-life improvement after hallux valgus surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery 2020; Jul
  6. Tay YWA, Tay KS, Thever Y, Hao Y, Yeo NEM, An Epidemiological Review of 623 Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Tumours and Pseudo-Tumours, Foot and Ankle Surgery 2020
  7. Liow L, Tay K, Yeo NEM, Tay D, Goh SK, Koh J, Howe TS, Tan AHC, From “business continuity” to “back to business” for orthopaedic surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bone & Joint Open 1 (6), 222-228
  8. Liow L, Tay K, Yeo NEM, Tay D, Goh SK, Koh J, Howe TS, Tan AHC, Ensuring Business Continuity of Musculoskeletal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JBJS Open Access 5 (2), e0050
  9. Law GW, Tay KS, Padki A, Wong KC, Zhang K, Yeo NEM, Koo K, Rikhraj IR, Results of Hallux Valgus Surgery in Diabetic Patients With Good Glycemic Control. Foot Ankle Int. 2020 [epub ahead of print]
  10. Yam M, Kang BJ, Chawla A, Zhang W, Law GW, Xavier R, Park D, Yeo NEM, Howe TS, Kwek EBK, Cephalomedullary blade cut-ins: a poorly understood phenomenon. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 [epub ahead of print]
  11. GW Law, KS Tay, J Lim, K Zhang, CS Seng, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IR Singh, Effect of Severity of Deformity on Clinical Outcomes of Scarf Osteotomies. Foot Ankle Int. 2020;41(6):705-713
  12. Waly F, Yeo NEM, Wing K, Penner MJ, Veljkovic A, Younger A, Preoperative Patient-reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Predict Postoperative Success in Patients with End Stage Ankle Arthritis Foot Ankle Int. 2020;41(3):253-258
  13. D Koh, Y Goh, NEM Yeo, Calcaneal Osteochondroma masquerading as plantar fasciitis: An approach to plantar heel pain – A case report and literature review World J Orthop 2019 Sep 18;10(9)
  14. Alastair Younger, Nicholas EM Yeo, Naviculocuneiform Fusion to Treat Midfoot Arthritis and Deformity, Foot and Ankle Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Thieme Publishers 2018 (Book Chapter)
  15. DM Huang, ACC Chou, NEM Yeo, IR Singh, Radiofrequency Microtenotomy with Concurrent Gastrocnemius Recession Improves Postoperative Vitality Scores in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis Ann Acad Med Singapore 2018;47:509-15
  16. YBJ Kang, NEM Yeo, TTD Lie, Case Series: Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Comminuted Distal Humerus Fractures Ann Clin Lab Res 2018 Vol.6 No.4:274
  17. Waly FJ, Yeo NEM, Penner MJ, Computed Navigation Guidance for Ankle Replacement in the Setting of Ankle Deformity Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2018 Jan;35(1):85-94
  18. Bin Abd Razak HR, Yeo NEM, Yeo W, Lie TD, Short-term outcomes of arthroscopic TightRope® fixation are better than hook plate fixation in acute unstable acromioclavicular joint dislocations Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 28, 869-875 (2018)
  19. GW Law, NEM Yeo, TS Howe, YZ Tan, SB Tan, Siddiqui MMA, Recommencement of Denosumab For Unresectable Giant Cell Tumour of the Cervical Spine: A Case Report Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2018;43:E551-6
  20. GW Law, NEM Yeo, W Yeo, K Koo, KW Chong, Subtalar arthroscopy and fluoroscopy in percutaneous fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2017 Jan; 25(1) 1-6
  21. NEM Yeo, B Loh, JY Chen, AK Yew, SY Ng, Comparison of early outcome of Weil osteotomy and distal metatarsal mini-invasive osteotomy for lesser toe metatarsalgia J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2016 Dec; 24(3): 350-353
  22. JY Chen, BF Ang, L Jiang, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IR Singh, Pain Resolution After Hallux Valgus Surgery Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct; 37(10): 1071-1075
  23. JKM Goh, NEM Yeo, PL Fong, WM Yue, SB Tan, MA Siddiqui, Cervico-Thoracic Epidural Abscesses Following Acupuncture Therapy - An Uncommon but Potentially Devastating Complication J Clin Case Rep 2016, 6: 819
  24. NEM Yeo, JY Chen, A Yew, SL Chia, NN Lo, SJ Yeo, Prospective randomised trial comparing unlinked, modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty: A five years follow-up J Knee Surg 2015 Sept; 22(4): 321-327
  25. Woon CY, Chong KW, NEM Yeo, Wong MK, Subtalar arthroscopy and fluoroscopy in percutaneous fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures: the best of both worlds J Trauma, 2011 Oct; 71(4):917-25
  26. KQ Yeo, NEM Yeo, Comparison of the Results of Open Carpal Tunnel Release and a KnifeLight® Carpal Tunnel Release Singapore Med J 2007; 48(12):1131-1135

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