Raffles Shield Panel Specialists

Dr Anandakumar Vellasamy

Orthopaedic Surgery
CENTRE FOR FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY @ NOVENA
CENTRE FOR FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY @ PARKWAY
CENTRE FOR FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY @ FARRER
Clinic Details

CENTRE FOR FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY @ NOVENA

Clinic Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre #10-33/34/35 Singapore 329563

Clinic number: 6684 5828
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm

CENTRE FOR FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY @ PARKWAY

Clinic Address: 319 Joo Chiat Place Parkway East Medical Centre #05-06/07 Singapore 427989

Clinic number: 6348 2605
Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm

CENTRE FOR FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY @ FARRER

Clinic Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road Connexion Farrer Park Medical Centre #15-06/07 Singapore 217562

Clinic number: 6738 2628

Operating hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm / 2pm – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Profile

Dr. Anandakumar Vellasamy is a Swiss-fellowship-trained, board-accredited Orthopaedic specialist surgeon, with a particular subspecialty interest in foot and ankle conditions, including sports injuries and lower limb trauma. He is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Parkway East Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore.

As a former consultant from the Singapore General Hospital and Sengkang General Hospital, Dr. Ananda’s clinic practice involves minimally invasive surgical techniques addressing foot and ankle disorders, traumatic injuries of the lower limb and various sports injuries, the following areas of foot & ankle surgery:

  • Sports injuries, ligament injuries & tendinopathies
  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for management of cartilage defects and impingement
  • Forefoot deformity correction (Bunions and lesser toe deformities)
  • Management of foot pain (metatarsalgia)
  • Management of Diabetic foot ulcers, Charcot’s joints & wounds
  • Management of fractures around the foot & ankle
  • Correction of flatfeet & high arched feet
  • Management of arthritis including Total Ankle Replacement and osteotomies

Dr. Ananda successfully performed the first lateral total ankle replacement surgery in South East Asia for end stage ankle arthritis. The repertoire of his use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques span from calcaneal fractures to foot and ankle deformity corrections including flat feet and bunion corrections. He is also well versed in ankle arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery to address sports ligament injuries and is well versed in the all-inside (knotless) technique for the Brostrum Gould Reconstruction for ankle instability.

Dr. Ananda graduated with a MBBS from the National University of Singapore in 2003. He was awarded the Best Houseman Award during his medical posting as a Houseman. He pursued his postgraduate training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore and obtained his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He was awarded the N. Balachandran Memorial Lectureship award in the final year of his Orthopaedic Residency in 2014. He was subsequently also awarded the prestigious AO trauma fellowship award in 2015.

He was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Award in 2016 for “The Way Forward in Delivering World Class Care in Foot and Ankle Surgery” which enabled him to pursue his fellowship training in Switzerland under world-renowned foot and ankle surgeons Professor Beat Hintermann, Professor Fabian Krause and trauma surgeon Professor Karl Stoffel in Kantosspital Baselland and Inselspital Bern University Hospital. Dr. Ananda also further honed his skills by training with Dr. Alexandro Pellegrino at the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Etzel clinic in Zurich.

Dr. Ananda is active in teaching medical students at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Duke-NUS Medical School, as well as Orthopaedic Surgery residents and Family Medicine Trainees. He was part of the Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery Committee that is involved in orchestrating training of junior orthopaedic surgery residents.

He has held and holds membership in the AO foundation, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), European Society of Sports, Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA),  American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), the Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA) and is also part of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society of Singapore (OFASS).

Dr. Ananda has presented at numerous orthopaedic surgery meetings both local and international, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFFORT) and at the ASEAN Orthopaedic Association (AOA) meetings.

He has also spearheaded meaningful collaborations with A*STAR ( Agency For Science, Technology and Research) and was awarded the Singhealth Academic Medicine Research Grant for the project “ Development of Injectable Bioactive Hydrogels to promote joint regeneration in osteoarthritis through alleviation of inflammation and oxidative stress” in April 2019 for which he was the Primary Investigator.

Dr. Ananda has spearheaded biomechanical projects studying effects of calcaneal length on subtalar pressures in normal gait and is continuing to develop this field to better help patients with foot and ankle pain.

Qualifications

MBBS (NUS, Singapore) 2003