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Dr Lam Kai Yet

Dr Lam Kai Yet

MBBS (Spore), MRCS (Ireland), MMed (Orth) (Spore), FRCSEd (Orth)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialties: Sports, Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Lower Limb Length and Angular Discrepancies, Paediatric Hip, Paediatric Trauma, Cerebral Palsy, Limb Deformities

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Arthroscopy, Cerebral Palsy (Hip and Lower Limb Problems), Congenital Limb Deficiencies (Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Fibular and Tibia Hemimelias), Congenital Pseudarthrosis of Tibi, Congenital Talipes Equino Varus (Club Foot), Developmental Dysplasia Of The Hip, Discoid Meniscus, Fractures of Upper and Lower Limb, Knee Ligament Injuries (ACL, PCL, Multiligament), Knee Meniscus Injuries, Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Patella (Knee Cap) Injuries/Instability/Dislocations, Shoulder Dislocation and Reduction/Bankart or SLAP repair, Skeletal Dysplasias.

Clinical Appointments

  • Deputy Head and Senior Consultant Department of Orthopaedic Surgery KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Lam Kai Yet obtained his basic medical and postgraduate qualifications from the National University of Singapore and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in UK.

Dr Lam joined the department in 2014, upon completing his specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is actively involved in research in pediatric trauma, and sports injuries. Dr Lam is also a committee member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association Humanitarian and Outreach Subcommittee. He takes time off his work to care for the underprivileged in Singapore and our regional countries.

He has completed an arthroscopy and knee fellowship at the Centre of Albert Trillat, Hopital de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, under Professor Philippe Neyret, and a pediatric orthopaedics fellowship at the Great Ormond Street Hospital, and University College Hospital London (UCLH) in London, under Professor Andreas Roposch.

Dr Lam's areas of interests are;

  1. Children and Adolescent Sports injuries, Patella dislocations
  2. Hip dysplasia
  3. Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  4. Limb Deformity Correction/Limb Lengthening
    completed the UK (Hull) Limb Deformity Course in 2016, and Baltimore Limb Deformity Course in 2017


  • Diploma in Children’s Orthopaedics, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society/ European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology, 2017
  • Specialty Fellowship (Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCSEd(Orth), UK, 2014
  • Masters of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), MMED (Ortho), Singapore, 2013
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, MRCS (Ireland), 2009
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS, National University of Singapore 2004

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Educator, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Teaching Faculty, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University - Imperial College
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, current
  • Humanitarian and Outreach Subcommittee, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Reviewer, Singapore Medical Journal, since 2017
  • Reviewer, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare, since 2016
  • Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, since 2015
  • Member, Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, since 2015


  • EPOS (European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society) EFORT BAT Instructional Course Trilogy Best Case Presentation Award (Upper Limb Trauma), 5 – 7 October 2016
  • Singapore Health Manpower Development Plan Fellowship 2015/16
    o Hopital de la Croix-Rousse, Centre of Albert Trillat, Lyon France, Sept – Nov 2015
    o Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, Jan – Oct 2016
  • SingHealth Best Medical Officer Award 2008

Research Interests

  • Paediatric Sports injuries
  • Patella instability
  • 3D Printing in Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Ultrasound-Guided Reduction of Distal Radius Fractures. SH Ang, SW Lee, KY Lam. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2010;28:1002-1008.
  • Conservative Treatment for Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus. KY Lam, HM Siow. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2012;20(2):176-80.
  • Factors affecting Severity of Playground Fractures. KY Lam, GS Kumar, A Mahadev. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics 2013 Apr-May;33(3):221-226.
  • Tibial tubercle to trochlear groove distance and index in children with one-time versus recurrent patellar dislocation: a magnetic-resonance imaging study. CSN Yeoh, KY Lam. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2016;24(2):253-7.
  • Paediatric First Time Patellar Dislocators: An approach to conservative management. KY Lam, Collin Looi, A Mahadev. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2016;24(2):253-7.
  • Mid-Term Functional Outcomes in Surgically-treated Adolescent Lisfranc Injuries. XQ Cheow, KY Lam. Accepted for publication in Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics (B).

Research Trials