DR. ONG KEE LEONG

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is usually performed to relieve pain from arthritis or repair severely damaged joints. Your surgeon will replace a hip with an artificial prosthesis to restore its mobility and function.

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DR. ONG KEE LEONG

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is usually performed to relieve pain from arthritis or repair severely damaged joints. Your surgeon will replace a hip with an artificial prosthesis to restore its mobility and function.

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What Is Total Hip Replacement?

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure to remove the damaged cartilage and bones from the hip and replace them with special prosthetic implants. This procedure is usually performed to relieve pain from arthritis or repair severely damaged joints.

What to Expect During Surgery?

Your surgeon will first make an incision over the front or side of your hips before removing the damaged cartilage and bones. Next, prosthetic implants (made of metal, plastic or ceramic) will be positioned into your pelvic bone to replace the damaged bones. This is done to restore hip stability and function.

The incision will then be stitched and bandaged.

Who Should Undergo the Procedure?

  • Hip pain or stiffness experienced is so severe that it impedes your daily movements
  • Symptoms of hip injury do not respond well to non-surgical treatment options
  • You develop severe chronic arthritis in the hip joint

What Are the Risks?

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Blood clots in the leg veins or pelvis
  • Dislocations, when the ball of the implant comes out of the hip socket
  • Hip stiffness which may inhibit movement

How to Prepare for Total Hip Replacement?

Prior to total hip replacement surgery, your hip specialist will conduct several diagnostic tests. These tests may include:

  • Physical examination
  • X-rays or MRI scans
  • Blood and urine tests
  • Electrocardiogram (check for heart activity)
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What Happens After Surgery?

After the surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room to monitor your blood pressure, breathing and pulse levels. You may be required to be hospitalised for a few days.

Generally, it may take up to 6 to 12 weeks to resume some level of function and mobility, while full recovery may take about 6 to 12 months.

Why Do Patients Choose Dr Ong Kee Leong?

  • Dr. Ong Is Passionate In Sports, Giving Him A Deep Understanding Of Sports-Related Injuries And How They Can Be Treated
  • Personalised And Professional Approach To Deliver High-Quality Orthopaedic Care Based On The Most Up-To-Date Literature
  • Detailed Aftercare Plan To Ensure Smooth, Long-Term Recovery
  • Fellowship Trained Surgeon With 15 Years Of Experience In Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Problem-Oriented, Well-Organised and Individualized Treatment Plans Catered To Your Specific Needs
  • Specialist In The Management Of Sports Injuries And Degenerative Conditions Of The Shoulder And Knee Joints
  • Knowledgeable And Pleasant Clinical Staff To Assist You With Your Every Need Detailed Aftercare Plan To Ensure
  • Our Care Is Conveniently Accessible At Mount Elizabeth Novena and Farrer Park Hospital
  • Minimal Waiting Time For Initial Consultation
  • Assistance With Medical Claims (e.g. Medisave & Integrated Shield Plans)

About Dr. Ong Kee Leong

Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)

Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.

He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.

  • MBBS, National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Medicine 2001
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2007
  • Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (NUS) 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Orthopaedic Surgery 2011
  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Scholarship, Ministry of Health 2012-2013:
  • Sports Surgery and Arthroscopy in Germany (Hannover)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School Of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Awards & Teaching
  • Dr. Ong had received numerous awards such as Best Service and Eastern Health Alliance Caring (Gold) Awards.
  • He also has an interest in clinical research and has written papers in multiple peer-review journals. As a Core Faculty of Singhealth Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, he oversees the training of junior orthopaedic surgeons.
  • Regularly invited to teach local and regional surgeons in Shoulder and Knee Surgery Courses.
  • He is a recipient of multiple teaching awards including the Singhealth Residency Outstanding Faculty Awards from 2014-2016 and Changi General Hospital Outstanding Educator Awards 2015-2016.

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    Billing & Payment

    Consultation fees are charged based on length of consultation, and start from SGD$150 (within 30 minutes).

    Modes of Payment

    We accept the following modes of payment:

    • Cash
    • PayNow & PayLah
    • All major Credit Cards

    If you are insured and would like to use a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us and our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.

    Can I Claim Through My Medisave Account? (For Singaporeans and PR)

    Yes, you can. Our Clinic is an accredited day surgery clinic by the Ministry of Health. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents may use their Medisave for eligible orthopaedic inpatient procedures and hospitalizations.

    The exact amount would depend on the complexity of the procedure. If you have any enquiries, feel free to speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your Medisave account.

    Integrated Shield Plans (Singaporeans and PRs)

    Yes, patients who have purchased Integrated Shield plans with riders for co-insurance and deductibles will be able to use them in our clinic for eligible procedures. For more information, contact us to find out if your procedure is claimable.

    The 6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers are:

    • NTUC Income’s IncomeShield and Enhanced IncomeShield
    • American International Assurance International Co’s (AIA) HealthShield Gold
    • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co’s SupremeHealth and SupremeHealth Plus
    • Aviva Ltd’s MyShield
    • Prudential Assurance Co’s PRUShield
    • AXA Shield
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