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Dr Foo Gen Lin

Dr Foo Gen Lin
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MMed (Orth)
FRCSED (Ortho)
FAMS (Ortho)

Dr. Foo completed his medical training in 2008 from the UK, having trained at Cambridge University and St. George’s University, London. He started his specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2017. His interest in sports, both as an active athlete and surgeon led him to pursue sub-specialty training in the treatment of sports injuries.

He was awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship to spend a year in one of the sportiest nations in the world, New Zealand. Under the mentorship of Dr. Matthew Brick at Orthosports NZ, he refined his surgical skills and gained proficiency in minimally invasive surgeries of the hip. He was privileged to be involved in the care of elite athletes in a high volume surgical centre with an annual caseload of about 300 hip arthroscopies.

Since returning to Singapore, he has been actively developing the hip arthroscopy service nationally and also fostering a strong network amongst neighbouring ASEAN countries. He is a regular faculty of local and regional courses and conferences in the scope of hip preservation surgery. On top of his private practice, he is a Visiting Consultant to National University Hospital (NUH) and Woodlands Health (WH).

Outside of work, he continues to compete in endurance sports e.g. triathlon and road races as he believes that doctors should be ‘walking the talk’. It also keeps him grounded and relatable when it comes to treating athletes.

His firsthand experience with sports injuries (having sustained a knee ACL injury in his school days), coupled with specialization in treating these injuries (commonly of the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle), positions him as a compassionate guide for athletes. Dr. Foo is dedicated to providing comprehensive orthopaedic care, ensuring the highest standard of treatment across all aspects of musculoskeletal health.

His clinical expertise includes the management of:

  • Sports Injuries (e.g. knee ACL tear, shoulder dislocation)
  • Hip Preservation Surgery (e.g. labral tear, femoro-acetabular impingement, micro-instability)
  • Trauma (e.g. fractures)
  • Arthroplasty / Joint Replacement (for the shoulder, hip and knee)
  • Fragility (Osteoporosis) Fractures