Dr Chang Haw Chong

Dr Chang Haw Chong

Dr Chang Haw Chong graduated from from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Medicine in 1994. He was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow in 1998. The same year, he obtained his Master of Medicine in General Surgery from the National University of Singapore. In 2001, Dr Chang obtained the FRCS Edin (Orth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr Chang then served as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Changi General Hospital and as Deputy-Head of the Changi Sports Medicine Center (CSMC). He was involved in developing the Orthopaedic Sports Service in CSMC, eventually becoming the Director of Orthopaedic Sports Service in 2007.

Dr Chang also took up roles in education and training in Orthopaedics. He served as a Clinical Lecturer with the National University of Singapore. And as the Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Changi General Hospital, he trained surgeons and organized cadaveric workshops in orthopaedic surgery techniques.

As a researcher, Dr Chang published peer-reviewed papers in the Sports Medicine journal, the American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Journal. Dr Chang also contributed a book chapter in the 4th edition of ‘Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee’, a textbook for knee surgeons. He also co-authored a new surgical technique in double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and is serving in the Editorial Board of the Singapore Medical Journal.

Dr HC Chang’s Professional Qualifications

MBBS, National University of Singapore
1994

ECFMG, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
1994

MMed (Surgery), National University of Singapore
1998

FRCS (Edin), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
1998

FRCS (Glasgow) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
1998

FRCSEd (Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
2002

Dr HC Chang’s Professional Affiliations

Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Sports Medicine Association of Singapore (SMAS)

Awards Received By Dr HC Chang

2009

  • Best Presenter (Free Paper) for 23rd Annual Seminar 2009 of Mount Elizabeth Hospital

2006

  • The American Orthopaedic Association – ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship 2006
  • The Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore for the academic years 2004/2005 and 2005/2006
  • Second Prize for the Changi General Hospital’s Research Forum Best Paper Competition held on 8 December 2006
  • 2006 Best CPIP Project Award from SingHealth

2004

  • The Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore for the academic years 2002/2003 and 2003/2004

2003

  • Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, USA from August 2003 to July 2004

2000

  • 18th ASEAN Orthopaedic Association Junior Travelling Fellowship (17 September to 22 October 2000)
  • Prof Tan Ser Kiat Challenge Trophy for Year 2000 at the 23rd Singapore Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting

Courses & Lectures Conducted by Dr HC Chang

2009

  • Organizing Chairman and Course Director for Double Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Cadaveric Workshop – ISAKOS Approved Workshop
    Changi Clinical Skills Laboratory
    16 and 17 January 2009
  • Course Instructor and Live Surgery Demonstration Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction at Cho Ray Hospital
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    19th October 2009
  • Course Instructor and Live Surgery Demonstration for Arthroscopic Bankart Repair at University Medical Centre
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    20th October 2009

2008

  • Moderator for Podium Presentation XV Knee (ACL)
    1st Bienniel Asia Arthroscopy Congress 2008 (Severance Hospital)
    Seoul, Korea
    20 September 2008

2007

  • Organizing Chairman and Course Director for Changi General Hospital Musculoskeletal Injection Cadaveric Workshop for General Practitioners
    Changi Clinical Skills Laboratory
    18, 25 August 2007 and 22 September 2007
  • Lecture on “Meniscal Transplantation”
    Changi Sports Medicine Centre CME
    8 February 2007
  • Lecture on “All About Tennis Elbow”
    Changi Sports Medicine Centre CME
    10 May 2007
  • Lecture on “Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis”
    AST/BST Lecture for Sports Medicine Training Programme
    22 May 2007
  • Lecture on “Management of Common Knee Injuries in Recreational Athletes”
    MEN 2007
    Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre
    9 June 2007
  • Lecture on “Improving Clinical Outcome Through Research”
    Republic Polytechnic
    21 June 2007
  • Lecture on “Updates of Sports Medicine – Surgical Intervention”
    Physician Symposium with Sports Medicine Association of Ho Chih Ming City
    HCM City, Vietnam
    14 July 2007
  • Lecture on “Common Knee Injuries in the Field – Surgical Treatment”
    Consumer Symposium with Sports Medicine Association of Ho Chih Ming City
    HCM City, Vietnam
    15 July 2007
  • Lecture on “Advances in Treatment of Patellar Instability”
    41st Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine
    Academy of Medicine Singapore and Academy of Medicine Malaysia
    Raffles City Convention Centre
    22 July 2007
  • Lecture on “Lateral Patellar Instability – Updates”
    ASEAN Orthopaedic Association with Vietnam Orthopaedic Association Meeting
    HCM City, Vietnam
    5-8 December 2007

2006

  • Committee Member for Singapore Orthopaedic Association’s Cadaveric Workshop for Cartilage 2006 in conjunction with International Cartilage Research Society (ICRS)
    Organizing Chairman and Course Director for Changi General Hospital/ISAKOS Basic Shoulder Arthroscopy Cadaveric Workshop 2006
    Changi Clinical Skills Laboratory
    1 – 2 September 2006
  • Lecture on “Meniscal Transplant: Indication, Technique and Results”
    Cartilage Symposium in the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association
    Grand Copthorne Singapore
    9 November 2006
  • Lecture on “Minimally Invasive Surgeries for the Knee”
    Specialist Symposium
    Mandalay, Myanmar
    5 August 2006
  • Lecture on “Minimally Invasive Surgeries for the Shoulder”
    Specialist Symposium with Myanmar Medical Association
    Yangon, Myanmar
    6 August 2006
  • Lecture on “Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Injuries, Treatment and Prevention”
    Invited Guest Speaker at Geyland United Football Club Annual Football Conference
    11 February 2006
  • Lecture on “Knee Bracing for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries”
    in the Changi Sports Medicine Centre CME Programme
    27 February 2006
  • Lecture on “Instabilities of the Knee – Surgery and Rehabilitation”
    in the Changi General Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department CME Programme
    23 March 2006
  • Lecture on “Multi-bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction”
    Invited Speaker for the Orthopaedic Surgery Symposium of the
    International College of Surgeons, Singapore Congress 2006
    2 April 2006
  • Lecture on “Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction”
    in the Changi Sports Medicine Centre CME Programme
    10 April 2006

2005

  • Organizing Chairman and Course Director for Changi General Hospital Cadaveric Workshop on Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction
    Changi Clinical Skills Laboratory
    8 January 2005
  • Lecture on “Double Bundle ACL Reconstructions – Where are the Footprints”
    during Changi General Hospital’s “Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction Symposium and Cadaveric Workshop”
    on 8 January 2005
  • Invited Guest Lecturer on “Current Concepts and Update on Suture Anchors”
    by Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital,
    31 January 2005
  • Lecture on “Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries – Current Concepts and Treatment”
    in the Changi Sports Medicine Centre CME Programme,
    16 February 2005

2003

  • Lecture on “Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries – Current Concepts and Treatment”
    in the Changi Sports Medicine Centre CME Programme,
    16 February 2005
  • Organizing Committee of the 1st Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation workshop
    Changi Clinical Skills Laboratory
    29 March 2003

2002

  • Speaker on “Common Sports Injuries – What Everyone Should Know”
    for Changi General Hospital’s Public Forum
    on 28 September 2002

Papers & Books Published By Dr HC Chang

Sports Medicine

  • The Growth and Development of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in Singapore
    PCC Chang, HC Chang, KC Ang, K Satku
    Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
    Sept 2002, Vol 31(5):573-578
  • Return to Sports After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – A Review of Patients with Minimum 5-year Follow-up.
    DY Lee, SA Karim, HC Chang
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Apr;37(4):273-6.

Shoulder Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

  • Evaluation of BioCorkscrew and Bioknotless RC suture anchor rotator cuff repair fixation: an in vitro biomechanical study.
    JT Ammon, J Nyland, HC Chang, R Burden, DN Caborn
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Nov;15(11):1375-81.

Shoulder Arthroscopic Treatment of Impingement Syndrome

  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for stage-II impingement.
    KK Lim, HC Chang, JL Tan, BK Chan
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2007 Aug;15(2):197-200.

Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction

  • Anatomic double bundle ACL reconstruction: a literature review.
    C Crawford, J Nyland, S Landes, R Jackson, HC Chang, A Nawab, DN Caborn
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Aug;15(8):946-64; discussion 945.
  • Anatomical Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Maximizing Benefits While Minimizing Complexity: A Balanced Potential Approach.
    J Nyland, S Landes, C Crawford, HC Chang, A Nawab, DN Caborn
    Techniques in Knee Surgery. 6(3):191-203, September 2007.
  • Single femoral socket double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using tibialis anterior tendon: description of a new technique.
    DNM Caborn, HC Chang
    Arthroscopy
    Oct 2005, 21(10):1273.

Allograft ACL Reconstruction

  • Book chapter – Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    Chang Haw Chong & David NM Caborn
    Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee, 4th edition, Chapter 41
    Published by Churchill Livingston
    Hardbound, ISBN: 0-443-06671-X, 2048 pages, publication date: 2006

ACL Reconstruction

  • Biomechanical Comparison of the Bioabsorbable RetroScrew System, BioScrew XtraLok with Stress Equalization Tensioner and 35-mm Delta Screws for Tibialis Anterior Graft-Tibial Tunnel Fixation in Porcine Tibiae
    HC Chang, J Nyland, A Nawab, R Burden, DNM Caborn
    Am J Sports Med.
    Jul 2005, 33(7):1057-64

Meniscus Repair

  • A cyclic testing comparison of FasT-Fix and RapidLoc devices in human cadaveric meniscus.
    J Nyland, HC Chang, Y Kocabey, A Nawab, J Brand, DN Caborn
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2007 Dec 20; [Epub ahead of print]
  • A biomechanical comparison of the FasT-Fix meniscal repair suture system and the RapidLoc device in cadaver meniscus.
    Y Kocabey, HC Chang, JC Brand Jr, A Nawab, J Nyland, DN Caborn.
    Arthroscopy. 2006 Apr;22(4):406-13.
  • Biomechanical evaluation of meniscal repair systems: a comparison of the Meniscal Viper Repair System, the vertical mattress FasT-Fix Device, and vertical mattress ethibond sutures.
    HC Chang, J Nyland, DNM Caborn, R Burden
    Am J Sports Med.
    Dec 2005, 33(12):1846-52.
  • Effect of lesion location on fixation strength of the meniscal viper repair system: an in vitro study using porcine menisci.
    HC Chang, DN Caborn, J Nyland, R Burden
    Arthroscopy. 2006 Apr;22(4):394-9.
  • A simple method of meniscus repair using the arthroscopic outside-in technique.
    KC Chong, BK Chan, HC Chang
    Arthroscopy. 2006 Jul;22(7):794.e1-5.

Meniscus Transplantation

  • Self-reported patient outcomes at a minimum of 5 years after allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with or without medial meniscus transplantation: an age-, sex-, and activity level-matched comparison in patients aged approximately 50 years.
    D Rueff, J Nyland, Y Kocabey, HC Chang, D Caborn
    Arthroscopy. 2006 Nov;22(11):1225-32.
  • Clinical Evaluation of Arthroscopic-assisted Allograft Meniscal Transplantation.
    HC Chang, KL the, KL Leong, SL Mak, SA Karim
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Apr;37(4):266-7.

Trauma

  • Knee dislocations-a retrospective study comparing operative versus closed immobilization treatment outcomes.
    CH Wong, JL Tan, HC Chang, LW Khin, CO Low
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.
    Mar 2004
  • Fragment-specific fracture fixation and double-column plating of unstable distal radial fractures using AO mini-fragment implants and Kirschner wires.
    HC Chang, SY Poh, SC Seah, DT Chua, BK Chan, CO Low
    Injury. 2007 Nov;38(11):1259-67. Epub 2007 Jul 12
  • Lateral Condylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children
    HC Chang, LH Tan, KS Lam
    The Journal of the ASEAN Orthopaedic Association
    Vol 13 No. 1, July 2000, 37-41
  • Rubber Foreign Bodies in Puncture Wounds of the Foot in Patients wearing Rubber-soled Shoes
    HC Chang, William Verhoeven, WM Chay
    Foot and Ankle International
    May 2001, Vol 22(5):409-14
  • Conservative Treatment of Redisplaced Colles’ Fractures in Elderly Patients Older than 60 Years Old – Anatomical and Functional Outcome
    HC Chang, SC Tay, BK Chan, CO Low
    Hand Surgery
    Dec 2001, Vol 6(2):137-14
  • Cancellous screw fixation for femoral neck fractures: one hundred and sixteen patients.
    KB Lee, TS Howe, HC Chang
    Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
    Mar 2004, 33(2):248-51
  • Effect of Cryoprotectant Incubation Time on Handling Properties of Allogeneic Tendons Prepared for Knee Ligament Reconstruction.
    Henson J, Nyland J, Chang HC, Caborn DN.
    J Biomater Appl. 2008 Nov 5.
  • Biomechanical and tissue handling property comparison of decellularized and cryopreserved tibialis anterior tendons following extreme incubation and rehydration.
    Nyland J, Larsen N, Burden R, Chang HC, Caborn DN.
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 Sep 13.

Case Reports

  • Bilateral spontaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendon as an initial presentation of alkaptonuria-a case report.
    SY Chua, HC Chang
    2006 Oct;13(5):408-10. Epub 2006 Aug 9
  • Paget-Schroetter Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    CH Wong, HC Chang, CO Low
    The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery
    2004. Volume 2 Number 1
  • Metastasis of an Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach to the 4th Metacarpal Bone
    HC Chang, KH Lew, CO Low
    Hand Surgery
    Dec 2001, Vol 6(2):239-242
  • A Case of Bizarre Parosteal Osteochondromatous Proliferation of the Hand
    JL Soon, HC Chang, CS Sim, LC Teoh, CO Low
    Singapore Medical Journal
    January 2003, Vol 44(1):27-30

Others

  • Necrotising Fasciitis – Clinical Presentation, Microbiology and Determinants of Mortality
    CH Wong, HC Chang, Shanker, JL Tan, CO Low
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Edition)
    August 2003, Vol 85:1454-60
  • Extremity Osteosarcoma – A Southeast Asian Experience
    HC Chang, RWH Pho, VP Kumar, AK Kour, K Satku
    Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
    Sept 2002, Vol 31(5):598-606
  • Haematuria Clinic – A Primary Audit and Considerations for a One-Stop Assessment Centre
    PK Tan, HC Chang, YY Sitoh
    Singapore Medical Journal
    Vol 39 Issue 11, Nov 1998, 501-503
  • The Relationship of the Lateral Cord of the Brachial Plexus to the Coracoid Process during Arthroscopic Coracoid Surgery – A Dynamic Cadaveric Study
    HC Chang, WJ Pan, YS Teo, Sarina Abdul Karim
    American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2008 Jun 16.[Epub ahead of print]
  • Recurrent Patellar Dislocation: Reappraising our Approach to Surgery.
    AK Lim, HC Chang, JH Hui
    Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2008 Apr;37(4):320-4.

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