Jabatan Surgeri Ortopedik

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Orthopaedic Surgery being part of the University Malaya Medical Centre plays a major role in management of patients who are channelled from walk-in clinics, the accident and emergency unit, primary care clinics and other specialist clinics, and referred from practitioners elsewhere , both general practitioners and specialists. The department has played a major role in the development of Orthopaedic Surgery in the country, having pioneered several new treatments and operations over the years.

Our staff comprise of academic staff, technical staff and administrative staff who work together to perform the departments' functions as efficiently as possible.

The academic staff who have postgraduate qualifications in Orthopaedic Surgery also super-specialise so that each given field in Orthopaedics has a high level of expertise available. The junior academic staff members begin by rotating through each subspecialty and after gaining some experience are encouraged to select a field which is suitable to them. The academic staff teach both postgraduates and undergraduates, manage patients and perform research in a field which interests them. They also perform all the administrative duties which are required, for instance, sit on various subcommittees for UMMC, organize examinations and continuing medical education.

The technical staff consists of laboratory technologists, who assist in laboratory, clinical research and teaching. They also assist in the running of examinations and upkeep of laboratories.

The administrative staff and support staff run the day to day administrative duties of the department and handle all correspondence coming in. All courses, examinations, lectures, employment matters, making of operations lists, dealing with leave, and unavoidable last minute replacement are dealt by them.

Vision and Mission

Our mission is our commitment to the provision of :

  1. The best care available in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery to any patient seen here
  2. Training of undergraduate medical students and post graduate students in the field of orthopaedic surgery to fill the needs for graduates and specialists of high calibre with an internationally recognised high standard of competence and knowledge in Orthopaedic Surgery
  3. To perform useful and high quality research, related to the field of orthopaedic surgery, which may aid in advancing knowledge and outcomes in the field, both locally and internationally.
  4. To organize and carry out activities in the field, which consists of seminar, discussions, forums, courses and workshops to spread information and updates to undergraduates, postgraduate students, UMMC staff, other medical practiticioners and the public.

Contact Information:

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel : +603-7949 2446
Fax : +603-7949 4642

Email: davidchoon@um.edu.my

Orthopaedic care shall include consultation, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, prevention and rehabilitation.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery shall provide the following clinical services:

  • 24 hour Orthopaedic consultation and treatment in Trauma and Emergency Department.
  • Outpatient, Inpatient, Daycare services
  • Subspecialty care

1. Outpatient Services

Clinic services are provided during office hours from Monday to Friday.

The Orthopaedic Clinic is open for registration to patients:

  1. 7.45 - 11.00 am for morning clinic
  2. 1.45 pm - 3.00 pm for afternoon clinic.

2. Inpatient Services

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has the following Inpatient Services, inclusive of subspecialty:

  1. Trauma,
  2. Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation
  3. Hand and Microsurgery
  4. Degenerative Joint Replacement (DJR)
  5. Trauma, Foot and Ankle
  6. Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction (LLRS)
  7. Orthopaedic Oncology
  8. Paediatric Orthopaedic
  9. Sports injury

3. Day Care Surgery

Provide day care facilities for the performance of minor procedures such as wrist arthroscopy, wound debridement, tendon adhesiolysis, removal of implant and excision of ganglion.

4. Subspecialty Services

Provides management of patient with musculoskeletal injury other than spine and hand injury as it shall be handled by spine and hand team respectively.

Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation                                                 
Provides management of patient with spine problems includes acute trauma to various aetiology of spine disorders.

Hand and Microsurgery                                   
Provides management of patient with hand problems and microsurgery related care.

Degenerative Joint Replacement (DJR)
Provides management of patient with primary or secondary diseases of the joints includes hip or knee replacement surgery.

Foot and Ankle
Provides management of patient with foot and ankle disorders.

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction (LLRS)
Provides management of patient with lower limb disorders referred for limb lengthening and reconstructive procedures

Orthopaedic Oncology
Provides management of patient with orthopaedic oncology diseases.

Paediatric Orthopaedic
Management of patient (below 12 years) with trauma and diseases involving the musculoskeletal system in collaboration with Spine, Oncology, Hand and Microsurgery teams respectively.

Sports Injury
Provides management of patients with sport-related injury (patients shall be managed by Department of Orthopaedic Surgery or Sports Medicine Unit upon agreement between both parties).


  • Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya,
    Lembah Pantai, 59100,
    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


  • Email : ummc@ummc.edu.my


  • Phone No : 03-79494422
    Fax : 03-79492030


  • WEBSITE : www.ummc.edu.my