Foot & Ankle Specialist in Singapore

At OrthofootMD, we are dedicated to helping you improve your musculoskeletal health. We aim to discuss potential options and possible outcomes of various foot and ankle strategies that can help enhance your well-being and regain an active lifestyle.

As an orthopaedic clinic under Island Orthopaedics — a healthcare chain under Healthway Medical Group — OrthofootMD offers comprehensive orthopaedic health solutions. We aim to advise on appropriate treatments, including flat foot and ankle surgery. Our approach is rooted in understanding your specific needs and delivering suitable therapies to address your orthopaedic concerns.

Dr Gowreeson Thevendran - Orthopaedic Specialist


Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery

About Our Orthopaedic Specialist - Dr. Gowreeson

MBChB (Bristol), MRCS.Ed, Dip. Sports Med.Ed, FRCS.Ed (Trauma & Ortho.), FAMS (Singapore)

Dr. Gowreeson Thevendran is a foot and ankle specialist with Island Orthopaedic, specialising in lower limb orthopaedic conditions. His passion for improving patients’ lives extends to minimally invasive surgical techniques, addressing foot, ankle, knee, and hip/thigh conditions.

Clinical Expertise In:

  • Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Trauma & Fracture Surgery
  • Keyhole Cartilage Repair Surgery of The Knee, Ankle and Foot
  • Sports Ligament Reconstruction Surgery of the Knee, Ankle and Foot
  • Biologic Augmentation and Injection Therapies
  • Flatfoot Assessment and Treatment
  • Runners Injuries, Rehabilitation and Recovery Protocols
  • Soccer Injuries, Rehabilitation and Recovery Protocols

Professional Memberships

Dr. Gowreeson’s experience as a foot and ankle specialist has garnered him recognition. He holds an esteemed position as an engaged member of the following professional associations:

SICOT National Delegate for Singapore:

Dr. Gowreeson represents Singapore as a National Delegate in the Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT).

Scientific Programme Chairman for SICOT (2019–2021) and Education Academy Chair (2021 – 2024):

Dr. Gowreeson’s leadership extends to being the Scientific Programme Chairman for SICOT, where he played a role in shaping the educational agenda for orthopaedic professionals. He also holds the position of Education Academy Chair, driving initiatives to enhance orthopaedic postgraduate education.

Foot and Ankle Council Member, APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association):

As a council member of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA), Dr. Gowreeson contributes to supporting orthopaedic care within the region.

Foot and Ankle Specialty Committee Member, Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA):

Dr. Gowreeson’s expertise is instrumental in the Foot and Ankle Specialty Committee, where he collaborates to enhance the understanding and treatment of foot and ankle conditions.

Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (Asia Pacific):

Dr. Gowreeson’s involvement in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery showcases his commitment to disseminating knowledge and advancements within the field.



Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Ultrasonic Tissue Repair

Physical Therapy

Flat Foot Reconstruction

Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy

Ligament Reconstructions (Ankle)

Fusions of the Ankle and Foot

Tendon Repairs (Ankle)

Neuroma Surgery

Total Ankle Replacement

Fracture Fixation of the Tibia, Ankle and Foot


Deep Knowledge in Orthopaedic

Specialists in foot and ankle care often bring years of specialised training and experience in lower limb orthopaedic conditions and trauma. This extensive knowledge is crucial for providing patients with care that is tailored to their specific orthopaedic needs.

Comprehensive Post-Surgery Plans

Choosing an orthopaedic doctor with a supportive clinical team ensures that patients receive continuous guidance throughout their recovery. These teams are skilled in various aspects of foot and ankle care, aiding in a smooth rehabilitation process and overall patient experience.

Supportive Clinical Team

Foot and ankle specialists are supported by clinical teams that focus on aftercare. These teams develop problem-oriented and individualised care strategies that may improve the chances of a successful and sustained recovery.

Convenience and Accessibility

It is beneficial to choose an orthopaedic clinic that is conveniently located and accessible. Facilities that offer assistance with medical claims can also ease the process for patients, making the financial aspects more manageable.


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To ensure recovery from an injury or illness affecting these areas, it is important to consult a doctor as soon as possible. An orthopaedic surgeon will understand how each injury should be managed and the various ways to alleviate the symptoms of these conditions. The team of foot and ankle specialists will assess your condition and recommend surgery if necessary.


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1. When should you visit an orthopaedic surgeon?

If you are experiencing persistent pain or discomfort in your ankle or foot that hinders your daily activities or mobility, it is advisable that you consult an orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore. Persistent pain can indicate underlying issues that may require professional assessment and care.

2. Can I claim through my Medisave account? (for Singaporeans and PR)

Certain orthopaedic procedures may be claimable through your Medisave account. However, the specifics can vary based on the procedure and individual circumstances. It is advisable that you discuss this with the orthopaedic clinic for detailed and personalised information.

3. Do I need a referral to see an orthopaedic surgeon?

In most cases, a referral from your primary care physician or general practitioner is not mandatory to see an orthopaedic surgeon, but it can be beneficial. A referral may ensure a better-coordinated care approach and might be required by your health insurance plan to cover certain treatments.

If you are unsure, it is best to check the specific requirements of your insurance provider or contact your orthopaedic clinic directly for guidance. The administrative staff can ass

4. What do I need to prepare before my consultation?

To maximise the effectiveness of your consultation with a foot and ankle surgeon, preparing certain items in advance can be helpful:

  • Medical Records: Bring any relevant medical records, including X-rays, MRIs, or previous test results, which can provide valuable information about your condition.
  • List of Symptoms: Note down when your symptoms began, what activities exacerbate them, and any treatments you have already tried.
  • Medication List: Prepare a list of medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements, as they can impact care options.
  • Insurance Information: Have your insurance card and any necessary authorisation forms ready to streamline the administrative process.
  • Questions: Write down any questions or concerns you have about your condition or care options to ensure all your concerns are addressed during the consultation.

By preparing these items, you will help create a more comprehensive understanding of your condition, allowing for a more targeted care plan.

More Foot And Ankle Resources

Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association CHOS Meeting – Keynote speaker

Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association CHOS Meeting - Keynote speaker Dr Gowreeson delivered a keynote lecture on the state-of-art technical tips in the management of calcaneal fractures

SICOT – Indian Foot & Ankle Society Meeting, Jaipur 12th – 14th October 2023

SICOT - Indian Foot & Ankle Society Meeting, Jaipur 12th - 14th October 2023 Dr Gowreeson was keynote speaker and moderator. He delivered a lecture on […]

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