Dr Kau is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a subspecialty interest in Hip and Knee surgery. Prior to joining Synergy Orthopaedics in 2021, Dr Kau has been practising as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with Tan Tock Seng Hospital since 2016.
His subspecialty interests in Hip and Knee conditions include managing osteoarthritis, degenerative and inflammatory conditions of the hip and knee. He has performed a high volume of unicompartment, as well as total and revision hip and knee surgeries. He is an early adopter of the Oxford Partial Knee Arthoplasty (PKA) system, and is a regional instructor on the Oxford PKA to help train aspiring orthopaedic surgeons. He has presented as an invited speaker at international forums, and is an instructor for arthroplasty at local and regional conferences.
He is keen on technology and is proficient in the use of Robotics (MAKOplasty) and Computer Navigation for both hip and knee replacements. He believes in enhanced recovery after surgery, and uses minimally-invasive surgical techniques to help his patients recover faster. He is also trained in the Direct Anterior Approach to the hip which can benefit early recovery in his patients after total hip replacement. Dr Kau continues to innovate and has close collaboration with the orthopaedic industry to bring in new technologies to Singapore.
As part of a strong orthopaedic department at a tertiary centre, Dr Kau is proficient in trauma care and general orthopaedics. He has helped care for and perform surgery on patients with both upper and lower limb fracture. These include fractures of the clavicle, shoulder, humerus and forearm. Lower limb injuries such as fractures of the hip, femur, tibia and ankle are very common as well.
He is versatile and skilled in fracture care, sports and ligament reconstruction surgery. These knee conditions include injuries of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament, collateral ligaments, meniscus, cartilage and bone. He treats patients with hip injuries and conditions including hip dysplasia and hip fractures.
Dr Kau’s portfolio extends to medical education. He has been the Orthopaedic Co-Lead for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine’s (NTU-Imperial College) orthopaedic undergraduate program since 2016. The program brings through many young medical students each year, helping them to develop relevant clinical skills and holistic care. He was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor and was also a Senior Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS). He devotes time as an Examiner for the final undergraduate exam in both schools. He is a Core Clinical Faculty Member with the NHG-AHPL Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, which oversees the selection and training for future orthopaedic surgeons.
For more information on Dr Kau, please visit http://www.orthokau.com
Appointments and Degrees
- Ministry of Health, Human Manpower Development Program (HMDP) scholarship 2015
- Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction Surgery (Hip and Knee) in Southampton University Hospital, United Kingdom 2015
- Fellow in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. 2014
- Orthopaedic Co-Lead for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine’s (NTU-Imperial College)
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine’s (NTU-Imperial College)
- Senior Lecturer with Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS)
- Core Clinical Faculty Member with the NHG-AHPL Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
- Master of Medicine in Orthopaedic Surgery (NUS) 2013
- Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2009
- MBBS, National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Medicine 2004