Dr Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgeon
36 years of experience


Orthopaedic Surgery


MBBS (S'pore), MMed Surgery, FRCS(Edinburgh),FAMS

What I do

Dr Tho Kam San provides clinical services such as:
- Knee surgery
- Shoulder surgery
- Arthroscopic reconstruction
- Sports injuries
See more [ + ]- Sports surgery
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Clinic Locations

Orthopaedics International
Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block #02-42
6A Napier Road, S 258500

Orthopaedics International
Mount Alvernia Medical Centre Block D
820 Thomson Road, S 574623

Orthopaedics International
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #07-31
38 Irawaddy Road
Singapore 329563

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Professional Statement

Dr Tho Kam San graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1985 and was then admitted as Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and obtained his Masters of Medicine (Surgery) in 1989. Later, he did the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination (FMGEMS), followed by his Orthopaedic Surgery Exit Certification Examination in 1995, Fellow to the Academy of Medicine Singapore in 1996.

Dr Tho Kam San is also a qualified instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support. He has been invited as a speaker on many issues related to sports medicines both locally and internationally. He has also done many publications ... See more [ + ]on international and local journals, especially on knee ligament injuries.

Dr Tho Kam San is actively involved in the management of professional sportsmen and was team physician to the national soccer team and S-League teams. Treatment of ligament injuries around the knee, ankle and shoulder form a big part of his work. Most injuries can be treated nonsurgically with medications, injections and physiotherapy. Injections of joint lubricant in the knee or ankle joints can help reduce pain and swelling, allowing many sportsmen and soccer players to get back to competition. When required, arthroscopic reconstruction or repair of these ligaments will be done. Common arthroscopic procedures include anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, meniscus repair, shoulder joint ligament reconstruction for recurrent dislocation, rotator cuff repair as well as joint debridement of the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle. Total joint replacement and uni-condylar knee replacements as well as shoulder and hip replacement surgeries are done in severely damaged joints in older patients. Dr Tho Kam San is also active in various sports organisation and bodies. He is an avid sportsman himself as well.

Dr. Tho’s special interests include Sports Orthopaedics and Knee and Hip Replacement.

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Languages Spoken

English, Indonesian, Malay, Mandarin


National University Singapore
See more [ + ] Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
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Awards and Publications

Dr Tho is also the recipient of the Kwok Foundation Scholarship grant. Dr. Tho was awarded the Ministry of Health HMDP Scholarship in 1993 to train at the Department of Sports Orthopaedic Surgery, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

Professional Positions and Memberships

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
Singapore Medical Association
Singapore Orthopaedic Society

Accredited Hospitals

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