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Hand Surgery

​NHG Hand Surgery Residency Programme

Resident's Talk

"I am drawn to the challenging variety of surgical skills that... is obvious in the quintessential Hand Surgery operation, the replant."

Dr Lai Jen Ming
Alumni

Curriculum

Our hand surgeons are highly trained and experienced in handling the various hand conditions. These include:

  • Hand and wrist trauma
  • Infections of the hand and upper limb
  • Common degenerative conditions and diseases of the hand and wrist
  • Replantation surgery
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Post-traumatic deformities and contractures
  • Congenital hand deformities
  • Benign and malignant tumours
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Peripheral nerve lesions, including compression neuropathies

The prospective applicant applies directly into the Hand Surgery Residency Programme. He/she embarks on a 2-year Surgery-in-General (SIG) training programme, which equips him/her with knowledge in the fundamental principles of surgical practice, basic surgical skills, and competencies.

The resident uses these essential skills during his/her subsequent 4-year hand surgery residency training.

Rotation

An example of the 2-year rotation is as follows:

SIG Year 1

 

SIG Year 2 

 

The subsequent 4-year rotation is as follows:

 

Besides the above pathway, there is also an alternative pathway to enter the Hand Surgery Residency Programme: