Orthopaedic Surgeon

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Who are they?

Orthopaedic surgeon focuses on helping patients with musculoskeletal issues. Their scope of service include:

  • diagnosing and treating conditions that affect bone and musculoskeletal system
  • assisting with rehabilitation, which helps one regain movement, strength, range of motion, and flexibility following an injury or surgery
  • forming strategies to prevent injury or to keep chronic conditions, such as arthritis, from worsening

Orthopaedic surgeon treats a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to the following:

  • bone fractures
  • muscle strains
  • joint or back pain
  • arthritis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • injuries to tendons or ligaments, such as sprains, tendonitis, and ACL tears
  • limb abnormalities, such as clubfoot and bowlegs
  • bone cancer

When to see an orthopaedic surgeon?

You may need to see an orthopaedic surgeon if you have:
  • pain or swelling in a bone, joint, or muscle that’s persistent, recurring, or doesn’t respond to at-home care
  • a significant decrease in the mobility or range of motion of a joint, such as your knee, elbow, or shoulder
  • trouble performing your daily activities
  • nerve-related symptoms, such as numbness and tingling or a “pins and needles” sensation in your arms or legs
  • an injury to a bone or joint that needs the attention of an orthopaedic specialist

You do not need to be in a need for surgery to consult an Orthopaedic Surgeon. They primarily provides non-invasive medical care to aid recovery. However they may be consulted if the need for surgery arises. Therefore, they are in the best position to help you regain mobility.

Which orthopaedic surgeon to consider?

Dr. Arul Murugan Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (IN), MRCS (Edin), MMED (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)

Dr. Palanisamy Arul Murugan completed his MBBS and Diploma in Orthopaedic surgery from Madras medical college, India. He has been working in Singapore since November 2010. In his 10 years in Singapore, he has been posted to KK hospital, Singapore General hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Thye Hua Kwan hospital in the departments of orthopaedic surgery, Accident and Emergency, General surgery, Anaesthesia, Hand surgery, Rehabilitation medicine and Neurosurgery.

In 2012, Dr. Palanisamy Arul Murugan passed MRCS (Edin). He was awarded SingHealth best medical officer award in 2013. He was given National Health Group orthopaedic residency in 2014. He received his MMed (Ortho) in 2019. He completed his orthopaedic residency on July 30, 2020 and passed FRCS ortho exam held from 21-23 November, 2020. As Orthopaedic Surgeon Singapore, he has presented research papers in many international conferences and has journal publications in the fields of orthopaedic trauma and hand surgery.

Dr. Arul Murugan treats back painknee pain, foot and ankle painelbow painbursitis, fractures, common orthopaedic problems for Adult and Children. He is very patience and detailed with his diagnosis which allows patients to express themselves freely to understand the issue.

In his orthopaedic career, he has worked in various subspecialities such as trauma, joint replacement, sports injuries, foot and ankle problems and hand surgery. Dr. Arul Murugan spent the past years working closely with former TTSH Director in Hand Orthopaedic Surgery. He gained valuable experience in treating patient for all types of hand relate issues using non-invasive and invasive technique.

With vast experience working in public sector, Dr. Palanisamy Arul Murugan understands the needs of patients in getting recovery. He wishes to help all to get back to healthy, active lifestyle.

Consultation language: English, Tamil, Hindi

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