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.

Prior to establishing his private practice, Dr. Gowreeson led the Department of Orthopaedics at Tan Tock Seng Hospital as the Chief of Foot & Ankle Surgery. His academic contributions include:

  • Adjunct Teaching Faculty, National University Singapore
  • Education Academy Chair, SICOT
  • AO Trauma Foundation Teaching Faculty
  • AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America) Teaching Faculty
  • APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association) Foot & Ankle Council Member
  • Royal College of Surgeons England, FRCS Course, Teaching Faculty

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.

Foot Conditions We Treat

At OrthofootMD, the foot and ankle doctor can help address the following conditions with appropriate recommendations:

The foot and ankle specialist can also provide appropriate recommendations to address the following:

Dr Gowreeson offers a range of treatments for foot and ankle conditions, encompassing both non-surgical and surgical options. Some of the approaches available at the orthopaedic centre include:

  • 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 & Foot

Why Choose Us for Foot & Ankle Surgery

Deep Knowledge in Orthpaedic

With specialised training and experience in lower limb orthopaedic conditions and trauma, Dr. Gowreeson’s years of expertise ensure that each patient receives the appropriate care designed for their orthopaedic needs.

Comprehensive Post-Surgery Plans

As a foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Gowreeson is dedicated to offering comprehensive aftercare plans designed to ensure sustained recovery. His problem-oriented and individualised treatment strategies aim to address each patient’s specific requirements and support the chances of successful rehabilitation.

Supportive Clinical Team

Patients of Dr. Gowreeson can expect the support of a clinical team that is helpful and approachable. This team, adept at handling various foot and ankle conditions, is committed to assisting and guiding patients through their orthopaedic journey, ensuring an optimal patient experience.

Convenience & Accessibility

With clinics at Mount Elizabeth Novena and Mount Alvernia Hospital, patients can easily access Dr. Gowreeson’s foot and ankle care services. The orthopaedic clinic also offers assistance with medical claims, facilitating an optimum process for patients seeking financial support for their foot and ankle treatments.


Alvernia Hospital
Novena Clinic

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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.


Dr Gowreeson Thevendran is affiliated with the following insurance providers:

Frequently Asked Questions about Foot & Ankle Surgery

1. When should you see a foot surgeon?

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

2. When should you see an ankle surgeon?

A consultation with an ankle surgeon is recommended if you experience ongoing ankle pain, particularly if this pain reduces your ability to move freely or results from a recent injury. Ankle pain can be a sign of more severe conditions that might require professional attention.

3. Do foot and ankle conditions require surgery?

Surgery is generally recommended for specific foot and ankle conditions only after a comprehensive assessment by a specialist. It is usually recommended when non-surgical treatments have not provided sufficient relief or when the condition is severe enough to warrant surgical intervention.

4. Can I continue sporting activities if I have pain in my foot/ankle?

The decision to continue sporting activities with foot or ankle pain should be made cautiously. It largely depends on the severity and cause of the pain. It is essential to consult a foot and ankle specialist to understand the risks and get appropriate advice.

5. 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.

6. What modes of payments do you accept?

Our orthopaedic clinic accepts a variety of payment modes to accommodate various patients’ needs. This includes direct payments, insurance claims, and other suitable payment options.

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

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