Your Trusted Orthopaedic Clinic

At OrthofootMD, we are dedicated to helping you on your journey to musculoskeletal health. Our mission is to discuss options and possible outcomes of various Orthopaedic plans that can help with your well-being and help you regain an active lifestyle.

As an orthopaedic clinic under Island Orthopaedics, a healthcare chain under Healthway Medical Group, OrthofootMD offers comprehensive orthopaedic health solutions and advice on appropriate treatments, such as flat foot surgery, knee replacement surgery and more. Our approach is rooted in understanding your unique needs and delivering tailored treatments to address your Orthopaedic concerns.Personalised care forms the foundation of our Orthopaedic treatments.

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 an orthopaedic surgeon with Island Orthopaedic, a one-stop care for orthopaedic health under Healthway Medical Group. His passion for improving patients’ lives through comprehensive orthopaedic care has driven him to specialise in various aspects of orthopaedic surgery, particularly lower limb orthopaedic conditions.

Dr. Gowreeson’s journey began with a medical education at the University of Bristol, England, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. His commitment led him to further accomplishments, including becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, along with the Diplomate Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. His experience extends to trauma and fracture surgery, as well as subspecialty fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery, sports surgery, and complex trauma and deformity correction surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Gowreeson has held significant roles, such as Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His dedication to orthopaedic education led him to serve as the Associate Programme Director of the NHG Orthopaedic Residency Training Programme and Orthopaedic Lead at the Lee Kong Chian – Imperial School of Medicine. Dr. Gowreeson continues to impact the field through his contributions as the Chair of the Education Academy of SICOT.

Beyond his administrative roles, Dr. Gowreeson remains actively involved in clinical practice, performing surgery with a focus on minimally invasive techniques for foot and ankle, knee, and hip/thigh conditions. His research interests include cartilage regeneration and bioabsorbable implants, where he has authored over 30 scientific articles and has been an invited speaker at numerous regional and international orthopaedic conferences.

Professional Membership

Dr. Gowreeson’s proficiency as an orthopaedic surgeon has garnered 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.


For hip replacement surgery, do refer to our list of surgery treatments. Dr. Gowreeson will assess your condition and recommend if surgery is required.

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For knee replacement surgery, do refer to our surgery expertise page. Prior to the confirmation of the surgery, Dr. Gowreeson will perform a thorough assessment of any injury to your knee and determine if an implant is needed.

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For sprained ankle or fractured ankle conditions, do consult Dr. Gowreeson who will make a thorough assessment of your ankle and ensure long term outcomes for your health.

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For shoulder injuries and rotator cuff injuries, do consult Dr. Gowreeson to understand the exact source of the pain – tendinitis, bursitis, impingement or rotator cuff tear.

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A serious injury commonly associated with sports is the tearing of your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). In cases where your ACL tears, an ACL reconstruction surgery may be required.

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Why Patients Trust Dr. Gowreeson

Deep Knowledge in Orthpaedic

With specialised training in lower limb orthopaedic conditions and trauma,Dr. Gowreeson’s years of experience in the field ensure that he is able to provide individualised orthopaedic care tailored to patients’ unique needs.

Comprehensive Post-Surgery Plans

Beyond delivering patient-centred care, Dr. Gowreeson offers comprehensive aftercare plans designed to ensure sustained recovery. His problem-oriented and individualised treatment plans address each patient’s specific requirements and support the chances of successful rehabilitation.

Supportive Clinical Team

In addition, patients of Dr. Gowreeson can expect the support of a clinical team that is not only knowledgeable but also approachable. Their willingness to assist and guide patients through their orthopaedic journey ensures a comfortable and reassuring experience.

Convenience & Accessibility

With clinics located at Mount Elizabeth Novena and Mount Alvernia Hospital, Dr. Gowreeson’s orthopaedic care is easily accessible. Additionally, he offers assistance with medical claims, facilitating a smooth and stress-free process for financial support.

Evidence-Based Practices

At OrthofootMD, we prioritise delivering practices backed by evidence-based to ensure the quality of care for our patients. This means that our commitment lies in providing the necessary orthopaedic care supported by thorough research and medical studies.

By staying up-to-date with the current research in the field of orthopaedics, our specialist orthopaedic centre aims to offer personalised plans that address your specific musculoskeletal conditions.

With our approach being grounded in the principles of evidence-based practices, we are able to tailor treatments to your unique needs while maintaining a focus on your well-being. Moreover, we believe that transparently sharing insights from relevant medical research not only enhances our credibility but also empowers you to make informed decisions about your health.

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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 treated and what treatments are available for various types of conditions. Our team of orthopaedic specialists will assess your condition and recommend surgery if necessary.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Our OrthofootMD

1. What Orthopaedic conditions does Dr. Gowreeson specialise in addressing?

Dr. Gowreeson Thevendran specialises in a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, with a particular focus on lower limb issues. His expertise encompasses conditions involving the foot and ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow. Whether it’s managing sports injuries, degenerative joint conditions, or complex trauma cases, Dr. Gowreeson’s proficiency ensures comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

2. What can I expect during my first Orthopaedic appointment at OrthofootMD?

When you arrive for your initial orthopaedic appointment at OrthofootMD, anticipate a thorough and comprehensive evaluation. Your foot and ankle doctor will delve into your medical history and the circumstances of your injury. Providing details about how the injury occurred and any relevant medical records will aid in understanding your condition. Additionally, the doctor will inquire about the underlying cause of your pain to ensure a comprehensive assessment. This process will enable the orthopaedic specialist to identify the most suitable plans for managing your foot and ankle pain. The appointment typically involves a comprehensive medical history review, followed by X-rays and/or MRI scans if required. Physical tests and examinations performed by the orthopaedic doctor will also help pinpoint the root cause of your discomfort, facilitating the formulation of appropriate treatment strategies tailored to your specific needs.

3. Does OrthofootMD offer specialised care for paediatric Orthopaedic conditions?

Yes, OrthofootMD provides specialised care for paediatric orthopaedic conditions. Our experienced team is equipped to address a range of musculoskeletal issues in children. We understand the unique needs of young patients and offer tailored treatment plans to ensure their optimal growth and development.

4. What makes OrthofootMD a trusted and reputable Orthopaedic clinic?

OrthofootMD stands out as a trusted orthopaedic clinic due to our unwavering commitment to patient care. Our distinguished orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Gowreeson Thevendran, brings his expertise in lower limb conditions and trauma surgery. With a patient-centric approach, personalised treatments, and a focus on evidence-based practices, we ensure quality care that patients can rely on.

5. Can I get a second opinion from Dr. Gowreeson for my Orthopaedic condition?

Seeking a second opinion from Dr. Gowreeson for your orthopaedic condition is a valuable option to consider. To make the most of your consultation, prepare questions in advance. This helps you and us gather relevant information and make an informed decision. Inquire about Dr. Gowreeson’s experience with your specific injury, potential post-surgery treatments, estimated recovery duration based on your lifestyle, and recommended at-home exercises. This approach ensures clarity about your treatment journey and enhances your understanding of the road ahead.

6. What is the difference between a general practitioner and an orthopaedic doctor?

Orthopaedic doctors specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries, encompassing fractures, sprains, and strains. This includes addressing age-related conditions like arthritis and aiding foot and ankle injuries. Whether through surgery or tailored exercises, they can help with mobility and facilitate recovery. On the other hand, general practitioners provide broader medical care and serve as primary healthcare providers, handling a variety of health issues for patients of all ages.

7. When should I visit a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon?

When the pain persists, and you are unable to walk without assistance, this is an indication that you need the expert opinion of a foot and ankle specialist. In addition, if your foot has swelling in the heel or arch area, these are signs of injury that require immediate care. If you suffer from any foot and ankle ailment, it is important to know when to visit a centre and see an orthopaedic specialist or surgeon. Your doctor will then advise the appropriate treatment or surgery in order to help you get back on your feet again. Where symptoms persist, a surgical procedure may be recommended as a treatment option for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, damaged hip replacement, torn ankle ligament, osteoarthritis, foot bunions and flat feet.

8. Do I need a referral to visit an Orthopaedic specialist?

In many cases, a referral is not required to visit an Orthopaedic specialist. You can directly schedule an appointment with an Orthopaedic specialist if you’re experiencing musculoskeletal issues. However, certain healthcare plans or insurance policies might have specific referral requirements. It’s recommended to check with your insurance provider or primary care physician to determine if a referral is needed before seeking orthopaedic care. At OrthofootMD, we strive to make access to our Orthopaedic specialists as convenient as possible, allowing you to schedule an appointment without the need for a referral in most instances.


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