Knee Fracture Specialist In Singapore

Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

  • Reclaim your active lifestyle by treating your knee fracture
  • Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon
  • Internationally recognised, more than 1500 surgeries performed
  • Well versed in knee surgeries including knee trauma and fractures

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What is A Knee Fracture?

A knee fracture happens when there’s a break in one or more bones in the knee joint. It’s common among athletes, elderly folks, and accident victims. Osteoporosis, bone cancer, or other health conditions may also predispose to knee fractures. If left untreated, it could lead to the following:

  • Increased pain and discomfort
  • Loss of joint function
  • Heightened risk of infection
  • Permanent joint deformity

Signs You Have A Knee Fracture

Knee fractures can be quite painful and may cause various symptoms. Here are some common signs of a knee fracture:

Swelling and bruising

Rapid onset of swelling and bruising may occur due to bleeding from the broken bone or injured soft tissues surrounding the joint.

Intense pain

Severe pain in the knee area is typical, as the fracture disrupts the normal bone structure and irritates the surrounding nerves.

Difficulty moving the knee

A knee fracture can make it challenging to bend or straighten the leg, as the broken bone parts may not move smoothly.

Deformity or instability

The knee may appear deformed or misaligned if the broken bone has shifted out of its usual position, causing joint instability.

Don’t let a knee fracture slow you down.
Get an accurate diagnosis and treatment today.

Medical treatment for knee fractures can minimize the risk of needing more invasive
treatments in the future, allowing you to get back to living life to the fullest, pain-free.

Am I A Candidate for
Knee Fracture Surgery?

The severity of the injury, your overall health, and other aspects play a role in the decision-making process. Your orthopaedic specialist will determine the best course of action based on these factors:

Severity of the fracture: A more severe or displaced fracture may require surgical intervention to realign the broken bone and stabilize the joint, while a less severe fracture might be treated non-surgically.
Joint stability: If the fracture compromises the knee's stability, surgery may be necessary to restore function and prevent further damage to the joint and surrounding structures.
Presence of other injuries: In cases where multiple injuries are present, such as ligament or meniscus tears, surgery might be needed to address all the damages and ensure proper healing.

What causes a knee fracture?

A knee fracture occurs when one or more bones in the knee joint break due to trauma, such as a fall, sports injury, or a motor vehicle accident. Some health conditions, like osteoporosis or bone cancer, can weaken bones and make them more susceptible to fractures. In addition, repetitive stress from overuse can lead to stress fractures in the knee.

How is a knee fracture diagnosed?

A knee fracture in Singapore is typically diagnosed through a physical examination and imaging tests like X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. The orthopaedic specialist will examine the injured knee for swelling, deformity, and tenderness and assess the range of motion and stability to determine the severity of the injury.

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Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

Internationally Recognised & Double Fellowship-Trained Surgeon With Over 18 Years of Experience

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),
    National University of Singapore
  • Member of The Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS),
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (MMed),
    National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FRCS), Edinburgh, United Kingdom

As a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and former Head of the Hip and Knee Division in Ng Teng Fong Hospital, he has won awards for superior patient outcomes (value driven), service quality and enhanced recovery programmes. His patients include current and former national athletes and sporting professionals.

Why Choose

Dr Wang Lushun?



Leadership on Orthopaedic Advisory Boards



Double Fellowships at Centres of Excellence



Senior Consultant with Over 18 Years of Experience

Can I Use Medisave For Knee Fracture Treatment?

Yes, you can use funds from your Medisave account to offset the cost of your treatment.
Reach out to us today to learn more about payment options.

Patient-Centred Orthopaedic Care

We are dedicated to your recovery and well-being. Every patient deserves the freedom that comes with active living. Whether you're an athlete sidelined by an injury or a weekend hobbyist desperate to return to your passion, our mission is to help you regain your mobility and independence.

Personalised Approach For Positive Outcomes

Our clinic prioritizes time dedicated to understanding each patient’s injuries and needs. Dr Wang strongly believes that personalised care & patient management will lead to better outcomes & positive experiences.

Minimally Invasive Techniques For Faster Recovery

Dr Wang’s extensive experience with minimally invasive procedures allows for less scarring, lower risk of complications and faster recovery compared to traditional surgical methods.

Aftercare Focused On Restoring Mobility & Well-Being

As an avid sportsperson, Dr Wang understands the time and patience required to regain mobility and return to active living. After your procedure is completed, Dr Wang will make sure your recovery is smooth and comfortable.


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We accept all patients, with or without insurance plans. Additionally, we are on the specialist panels of these Health Networks/Insurance Plans. Please contact us if you have any queries and we will be happy to assist you in checking with your insurance provider.

Our Clinic Locations

3 Mount Elizabeth, #13-14
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
820 Thomson Road, Mount Alvernia Hospital, #05-51, Medical Centre D, Singapore 574623

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long does it take for a knee fracture to heal?

    The healing time for a knee fracture varies depending on the severity of the injury, the patient’s age, and overall health. Generally, it takes about six to eight weeks for the bone to heal, but full recovery, including regaining strength and mobility, can take several months.

    Can a knee fracture heal without surgery?

    Yes, for certain types of fracture patterns, especially if the broken bone fragments are stable and well-aligned. In these cases, non-surgical treatments like immobilization with a cast or brace and physical therapy may be sufficient for healing. Where surgery is indicated, fractures are reduced and stabilised with plates, screws and/or intramedullary rods/nails.

    What are common types of knee fractures?

    Common fractures in the knee include patella (knee cap) fractures, distal femur fractures, tibial plateau fractures and proximal fibula fractures.

    How can I prevent knee fractures?

    To prevent knee fractures, maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, a balanced diet, and proper calcium and vitamin D intake for strong bones. Use protective gear during sports, practice good technique, and ensure a safe environment to reduce the risk of falls and accidents.

    Are there any long-term complications associated with knee fractures?

    Long-term complications associated with knee fractures may include chronic pain, reduced range of motion, joint instability, and arthritis. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can help minimize the risk of these complications.

    Can I return to sports after a knee fracture?

    Yes, most patients can return to sports after a knee fracture, but it depends on the severity of the injury and the success of the treatment. Follow your doctor’s advice and complete a rehabilitation program before returning to sports to ensure the knee has fully healed and regained its strength and function.

    Will I need physical therapy for a knee fracture?

    Physical therapy is often a crucial part of the recovery process for a knee fracture, regardless of whether the treatment is surgical or non-surgical. A physical therapist can help restore strength, mobility, and function to the injured knee through tailored exercises and stretching routines.