Dr Ooi Lai Hock

Orthopaedic Surgeon
25 years of experience


Orthopaedic Surgery


MBBS (London), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMed (Singapore) (Orthopaedics), FRCS (Edinburgh) (Orthopaedics)

What I do

Dr Ooi Lai Hock provides clinical services such as:
- Surgery for bunions or hallux valgus
- Ankle arthroscopic surgery and ankle lateral ligament reconstructive surgery for ankle instability
- Radiofrequency coblation therapy for plantar fasciitis (chronic heel pain)
- Management of diabetic foot deformities and ulcers
See more [ + ]- Hip and knee replacement surgery
- Knee arthroscopy, meniscal surgery and cruciate ligament reconstructio

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Clinic Locations

Island Orthopaedic Consultants
Gleneagles Medical Centre #02-16
6 Napier Road, S 258499

Island Orthopaedic Consultants
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre #05-08
3 Mount Elizabeth
Singapore 228510

Island Orthopaedic Consultants
Mount Alvernia Medical Centre Block A #01-04
820 Thomson Rd
Singapore 574623

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Professional Statement

Dr Ooi graduated from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals in 1996. He subsequently obtained a Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery and FRCS (Edinburgh) in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Ooi's subspecialty areas of training are foot and ankle surgery as well as adult reconstruction surgery.

Common conditions managed by Dr Ooi include bunions and ankle sprains. As such, Dr Oi performs surgery such as corrective osteotomies for bunions, ankle arthroscopic surgery and ankle lateral ligament reconstructive surgery. Other surgical procedures for the foot and ankle would include radiofrequency coblation treatment of plantar fasciitis (chronic ... See more [ + ]heel pain), flat feet surgery and management of diabetic foot disease and non-healing foot ulcers.

Dr Ooi has also conducted extensive research, which has been published in medical journals such as Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Singapore Medical Journal.

As an avid sportsperson, Dr Ooi was Team Captain for St Joesph's Institution Old Boys' Association (SJIOBA) football team in 2005, member of the CoolJoes and SJIOBA Football team and ex-member of Old Rafflesians' Association rugby team.

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Languages Spoken

English, Malay, Mandarin


United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s & St Thomas Hospitals, London, UK

Awards and Publications

Dr Ooi Lai Hock has conducted extensive research, which has been published in medical journals such as Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and Singapore Medical Journal. Research projects include “The biomechanical characteristics of the tendons of the hand- a human cadaveric study”. The project is funded by the National Medical Research Council of Singapore with a grant of S$44,100. Awarded First Prize, Best Research Paper Award 2008, Singapore Medical Journal (See above)
Awarded Top 10 Teacher award for 2007-8 in Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Silver EXSA receipient for 2008
Awarded the Zimmer-AOA ASEAN travelling fellowship (2005)
Awarded the Shaw Foundation Scholarship in Singapore for excelling in rugby and O-levels (1987-1988)
Best trainee and in the physical fitness test at the 53rd Reservist Medical Officer Course, Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corp, July 2002
Zimmer-AOA ASEAN travelling fellowship (2005)

Professional Positions and Memberships

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedic Surgery)
AO Trauma Member
Former Deputy Head and Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
See more [ + ] Former Division Chief of the Foot & Ankle, and Sports Medicine Services, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Formerly Member, Medical Board, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Accredited Hospitals

Gleneagles Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
See more [ + ]Parkway East Hospital
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Insurances Accepted