Asst Prof Lingaraj Krishna
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
MBBS (Singapore), M.Med (Orth), MRCSEd, FRCSEd (Orth)
Associate Program Director and Core Faculty for Hip & Knee Division NUHS Orthopaedics Residency Program
Asst Prof Lingaraj Krishna is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, who specialises in hip and knee joint replacement, arthroscopic knee surgery, and orthopaedic trauma. He has a particular interest in computer-guided navigation surgery and revision arthroplasty surgery and he performs all total knee replacements using computer navigation.
Asst Prof Lingaraj graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1997. He completed his Basic Surgical Training in General Surgery in 2003, and subsequently his Advanced Surgical Training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2007. He completed a one-year clinical fellowship programme in Advanced Joint Replacement surgery in Melbourne, Australia in 2008.
Asst Prof Lingaraj is a Clinical Tutor with NUS, and recently received the Leadership in Academic Medicine Mentorship Programme Award. He also received the Orthopaedic Teaching Excellence Award for Academic Years 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. He is a member of the Singapore Medical Association, as well as the Singapore Orthopaedic Association.
Asst Prof Lingaraj has both basic science and clinical research interests. These include articular cartilage physiology, as well as clinical outcomes in Trauma and Joint Replacement surgery. He has presented his work in international, regional and local meetings. His work has also been published in peer-reviewed international and regional journals.
His recent publications include:
1) Lingaraj K, Wang W, Satku K. VEGF in articular cartilage – Spatiotemporal expression in relation to growth and degeneration. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2005.
2) Lingaraj K, Ruben M, Chan YH, Das De S. Urinary retention following total knee arthroplasty. Singapore Med J, 2007 ; 48 : 213-6.
3) Lingaraj K, Lim AY, Puhaindran, Kumar VP. The split flexor carpi ulnaris as a local muscle flap. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2007 ; 455 : 262-6.
4) Oh JYL, Lingaraj K, Rahmat R. Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma associated with aspirin intake. Singapore Med J, 2007 ; 49 : e353-5.
5) Lim A, Lingaraj K, Das De S. Traumatic retrosternal dislocation of the sterno-clavicular joint in a young adult with generalised ligamentous laxity. Injury Extra. 2008 ; 39 : 302-4.
6) Das De S, Lingaraj K. Hallux valgus. In: Sivananthan S, Sherry E, Warnke P, Miller M ed. Mercer's Orthopaedic Surgery. 10th edition, 2008. Hodder Arnold, London, England. In press.
7) Lingaraj K, Bartlett J. The femoral sulcus in total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2009 ; 17:499-502.
8) Lingaraj K, Morris H, Bartlett J. Polyethylene thickness in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Manuscript submitted for publication.
9) Lingaraj K, Teo YH, Bergman N. The management of severe acetabular bone defects in revision hip surgery using modular porous metal components. Manuscript submitted for publication.
His recent presentations include:
1) Lingaraj K, Wang W, Satku K. VEGF in articular cartilage – Spatiotemporal expression in relation to growth and degeneration. Presented at the 51st Annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Washington, DC, 2005.
2) Puhaindran M, Lingaraj K, Lim AY, Kumar VP. The split flexor carpi ulnaris as a local muscle flap. Presented at the 6th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Bangkok, 2006.
3) Lau LL, Lingaraj K, Fareed YK, Lim AY. Outcome of severe open lower extremity fractures – an Asian perspective. To be presented at the 15th Triennial Congress of the Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Association, South Korea, 2007.
4) Das De S, Lingaraj K. Pre-operative evaluation and planning for total knee arthroplasty. Presented at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, Kolkata, 2007.
5) Singh G, Lingaraj K, Das De S. Patterns of hip disease in Asian patients undergoing total hip replacement. Presented at the Annual Scientific Congress of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore, 2007.
6) YH Ng, PD Gino, Lingaraj K, Das De S. Femoral shaft fractures in the elderly – Role of prior bisphosphonate therapy. Presented at the Annual Scientific Congress of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, Singapore, 2008.
Asst Prof Lingaraj’s interests outside of orthopaedic surgery include travel, music and sports. His family is his greatest passion, and his daughters are his constant reminder of the wonder and challenges of life.