Ligament Injury Specialist In Singapore

Dr Wang Lushun

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (Singapore)

MRCS (Edin)

MMed (Ortho)

FRCS (Ortho) (Edin)

  • Gain back pain-free movement by treating your ligament injury
  • Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon
  • Internationally recognised, more than 1500 surgeries performed

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What are Ligament Injuries?

Ligament injuries happen when the tough, fibrous tissues that connect bones get damaged or torn. Active individuals, athletes, and those involved in high-impact activities are more likely to experience these injuries. It can occur as a result of accidents, sports injuries, or as a symptom of conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Without medical attention and proper treatment, these injuries may cause:

  • Reduced stability in the affected joint
  • Increased risk of re-injury
  • Decreased joint function and performance
  • Development of long-term chronic pain

Symptoms of A Ligament Injury

If you've got a ligament injury, consult an orthopaedic specialist as soon as you experience the following symptoms:

Pain and tenderness

Damaged ligaments can cause discomfort and tenderness in the affected area.


Your body's natural response to injury is inflammation, so you'll notice swelling around the injured ligament.

Limited mobility

As ligaments provide stability to joints, an injury can make it difficult to move the affected area comfortably.


Injured ligaments can't provide proper support, which leads to a feeling of the joint giving way or buckling.

Get the pain relief you deserve
with accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment.

Regain strength and mobility while minimizing the likelihood of additional damage or injury.
Proper diagnosis and treatment of ligament injuries can prevent further damage and help you
get back to doing the things you love.

Am I A Candidate for
Ligament Repair Surgery?

To know whether you need surgery for your ligament injury, your orthopaedic specialist will assess your situation and decide on the best course of action based on several factors, such as:

Severity of the injury: Major ligament tears or injuries that significantly impact your daily life are more likely to require surgical intervention to restore proper function.
Previous treatments: If non-surgical treatments like physical therapy or bracing haven't provided sufficient relief, your specialist might consider surgery as the next step.
Your activity level: Active individuals, especially athletes, might need surgery to regain full function and stability in their injured joints, allowing them to return to their pre-injury performance.

When Is The Best Time To Have Ligament Repair Surgery?

The optimal time for ligament repair surgery depends on injury severity, overall health, and the effectiveness of non-surgical treatments. Sometimes, surgery is best performed as soon as possible, while other cases may benefit from waiting to see if conservative treatments work. Your orthopaedic surgeon will ultimately decide when it's best to proceed with surgery based on your individual situation.

When should I see a doctor for a ligament injury?

Consult an orthopaedic specialist if you experience severe pain, swelling, or instability in the affected joint, or if your symptoms don’t improve after a few days of home care. Your doctor can provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend the appropriate treatment plan.

How is a ligament injury diagnosed?

A ligament injury is typically diagnosed through a combination of a physical examination, medical history, and imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound. These tests help the doctor assess the severity of the injury and determine the most effective treatment plan.

Ligament Repair Surgery Recovery Process

Recovery Period What to Expect:
Immediately after surgery (Week 0-2):
  • Pain management with medications
  • Limited mobility and use of a brace or sling
  • Gentle range of motion exercises
  • Icing and elevation to reduce swelling
First few weeks after surgery (Week 2-6):
  • Gradual increase in range of motion exercises
  • Initiation of weight-bearing activities, as advised by the surgeon and physical therapist
  • Physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility
Several weeks after surgery (Week 6-12):
  • Continued physical therapy
  • Increased intensity and variety of exercises
  • Transition to sports-specific exercises and activities
Several months after surgery (12 weeks onwards):
  • Continued progression of strengthening and conditioning exercises
  • Full return to sports and activities, as cleared by the surgeon and physical therapist
  • Maintenance of strength and flexibility through regular exercises
  • Ongoing self-monitoring for any symptoms or issues that may arise
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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 Ligament Repair Surgery?

Yes you can use Medisave to offset the cost of Ligament Repair Surgery.
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

    What are the risks of not treating a ligament injury?

    If left untreated, a ligament injury can lead to reduced joint stability, an increased risk of re-injury, decreased joint function and performance, and the development of long-term chronic pain. It’s important to seek medical advice and follow the recommended treatment plan to minimize these risks.

    Will I need physical therapy after a ligament injury?

    Physical therapy is often recommended after a ligament injury to help restore strength, flexibility, and function to the affected joint. The duration and intensity of therapy will depend on the severity of the injury and the individual’s specific needs.

    Can I return to sports after a ligament injury?

    Most people can return to sports after a ligament injury, but the timeline will depend on the severity of the injury and the progress made during rehabilitation. Follow your doctor’s and physical therapist’s recommendations to ensure a safe and effective return to activity.

    How can I prevent ligament injuries?

    To prevent ligament injuries, maintain good muscle strength and flexibility, warm up before exercising, use proper technique during sports and physical activities, and wear appropriate protective gear. Additionally, avoiding overexertion can help minimize the risk of injury.

    Can ligament injuries heal without surgery?

    Yes, ligament injuries can heal without surgery through conservative treatments such as rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), and physical therapy. However, severe injuries or cases where non-surgical treatments haven’t provided relief may require surgical intervention.