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Dr Yeo Eng Meng Nicholas

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edin), M.Med (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho), FAMS

Medical Director and Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


  • Founding Partner and Director: Activ Orthopaedic Centre
  • Visiting Consultant at Singapore General Hospital
  • Former Director, SGH Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Service
  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Clinical Lecturer at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Clinical Lecturer at Lee Kong Chian Medical School
  • Singapore General Hospital 3D Printing Centre, Clinical Advisor
  • Examiner, MMed (Orthopaedics) Oral Examinations and Thesis
  • Chairman, Queenstown Multi-Service Centre

Dr Nicholas Yeo is a dual fellowship-trained Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with excellent professional and academic qualifications. He served as the Director of the Foot and Ankle Service at Singapore General Hospital from 2020-2023 and is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School.

Dr Nicholas Yeo graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2007. He went on to complete specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery and was appointed as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Orthopaedics and Trauma) in 2015. 

Thereafter, he was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Scholarship from the Ministry of Health to pursue advanced subspecialty training in Foot and Ankle surgery. He completed a year-long fellowship at the prestigious University of British Columbia, Canada where he honed his skills and knowledge in treating complex foot and ankle injuries. 

In addition, he was awarded the AO fellowship at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany in lower limb trauma and reconstructive surgery. This further augmented his transatlantic perspective and skillset in lower limb reconstructive surgery.

His subspecialty interests are in foot and ankle, sports and reconstructive surgery. In particular, he is a strong advocate of minimally invasive or keyhole surgery. Of note, he is one of a handful of surgeons with vast experience in keyhole bunion surgery. 

He also has a keen interest in harnessing 3D printing technology to develop patient specific implants and guides to improve clinical outcomes in lower limb reconstruction and deformity correction surgery. Having served as a clinical collaborator and key advisor at the SGH 3D printing centre, he is at the forefront of this cutting edge technology.

Dr Nicholas Yeo is a dedicated healthcare professional who prioritises exceptional patient care, earning him multiple Singapore General Hospital Best Service Awards. He embodies the motto of ‘putting patients at the heart of all we do’ in his clinical practice. 

With extensive expertise, he has been invited to speak at local and international orthopaedic conferences and has contributed over fifty publications to peer-reviewed journals, including book chapters. In recognition of his research on Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, he received the esteemed Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award in 2014.

Despite his busy schedule, Dr Nicholas Yeo is committed to giving back to the community. He serves as the Chairman of Queenstown Multi-Service Centre which provides day rehabilitation services for the elderly. In addition, he maintains a keen passion and involvement in sports. He captained his varsity tennis team to a winning campaign and was awarded university colours for his contribution to the sport. 

Having played tennis at a high level, he is uniquely placed to understand the issues faced by the injured sportsman and be able to guide them through their rehabilitation journey. Over the years, he has treated multiple national athletes and successfully journeyed with them through full recovery.


  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2023 – Gold Award
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Award 2021 (Hero Award) – Dorm MMT Clinician
  • Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award (March 2020)
  • SingHealth Long Service Award
  • Singapore General Hospital Long Service Award
  • Singapore General Hospital Service with a Heart Award (Apr-Jun 2018)
  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award 2016 – University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Singapore General Hospital Service Quality Award Winner (Nov 2015)
  • Singapore Armed Forces Long Service Award
  • Singapore Orthopaedic Association Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award 2014
  • National University of Singapore Meritorious House Officer Award
  • Singapore General Hospital Best Service Award (Aug-Nov 2007)
  • National University of Singapore Colours Award 2004
  • National University of Singapore Medical Society Excellence Award 2005
  • Food from the Heart – Volunteer Award Gold 2004


  • KQ Yeo, NEM Yeo, Comparison of the Results of Open Carpal Tunnel Release and a KnifeLight® Carpal Tunnel Release Singapore Med J 2007; 48(12):1131-1135
  • Woon CY, Chong KW, NEM Yeo, Wong MK, Subtalar arthroscopy and fluoroscopy in percutaneous fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures: the best of both worlds J Trauma, 2011 Oct; 71(4):917-25
  • NEM Yeo, JY Chen, A Yew, SL Chia, NN Lo, SJ Yeo, Prospective randomised trial comparing unlinked, modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty: A five years follow-up J Knee Surg 2015 Sept; 22(4): 321-327
  • JKM Goh, NEM Yeo, PL Fong, WM Yue, SB Tan, MA Siddiqui, Cervico-Thoracic Epidural Abscesses Following Acupuncture Therapy – An Uncommon but Potentially Devastating Complication J Clin Case Rep 2016, 6: 819
  • JY Chen, BF Ang, L Jiang, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IR Singh, Pain Resolution After Hallux Valgus Surgery Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct; 37(10): 1071-1075
  • NEM Yeo, B Loh, JY Chen, AK Yew, SY Ng, Comparison of early outcome of Weil osteotomy and distal metatarsal mini-invasive osteotomy for lesser toe metatarsalgia J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2016 Dec; 24(3): 350-353
  • GW Law, NEM Yeo, W Yeo, K Koo, KW Chong, Subtalar arthroscopy and fluoroscopy in percutaneous fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2017 Jan; 25(1) 1-6
  • Bin Abd Razak HR, Yeo EN, Yeo W, Lie TD, Short-term outcomes of arthroscopic TightRope® fixation are better than hook plate fixation in acute unstable acromioclavicular joint dislocations Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 28, 869-875 (2018)
  • Waly FJ, Yeo NE, Penner MJ, Computed Navigation Guidance for Ankle Replacement in the Setting of Ankle Deformity Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2018 Jan;35(1):85-94
  • YBJ Kang, NEM Yeo, TTD Lie, Case Series: Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Comminuted Distal Humerus Fractures Ann Clin Lab Res 2018 Vol.6 No.4:274
  • DM Huang, ACC Chou, NEM Yeo, IR Singh, Radiofrequency Microtenotomy with Concurrent Gastrocnemius Recession Improves Postoperative Vitality Scores in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis Ann Acad Med Singapore 2018;47:509-15
  • D Koh, Y Goh, NEM Yeo, Calcaneal Osteochondroma masquerading as plantar fasciitis: An approach to plantar heel pain – A case report and literature review World J Orthop 2019 Sep 18;10(9)
  • Waly F, Yeo NE, Wing K, Penner MJ, Veljkovic A, Younger A, Preoperative Patient-reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) Predict Postoperative Success in Patients with End Stage Ankle Arthritis Foot Ankle Int. 2020;41(3):253-258
  • GW Law, KS Tay, J Lim, K Zhang, CS Seng, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IR Singh, Effect of Severity of Deformity on Clinical Outcomes of Scarf Osteotomies. Foot Ankle Int. 2020;41(6):705-713
  • Yam M, Kang BJ, Chawla A, Zhang W, Law GW, Xavier R, Park D, Yeo NEM, Howe TS, Kwek EBK, Cephalomedullary blade cut-ins: a poorly understood phenomenon. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 Dec;140(12):1939-1945
  • Law GW, Tay KS, Padki A, Wong KC, Zhang K, Yeo NEM, Koo K, Rikhraj IR, Results of Hallux Valgus Surgery in Diabetic Patients With Good Glycemic Control. Foot Ankle Int. 2020 Aug;41(8):945-953
  • Liow L, Tay K, Yeo NEM, Tay D, Goh SK, Koh J, Howe TS, Tan AHC, Ensuring Business Continuity of Musculoskeletal Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JBJS Open Access 5 (2), e0050
  • Liow L, Tay K, Yeo NEM, Tay D, Goh SK, Koh J, Howe TS, Tan AHC, From “business continuity” to “back to business” for orthopaedic surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bone & Joint Open 1 (6), 222-228
  • Tay YWA, Tay KS, Thever Y, Hao Y, Yeo NEM, An Epidemiological Review of 623 Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Tumours and Pseudo-Tumours, Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Jun;27(4):400-404
  • M Zhu, JY Chen, NEM Yeo, K Koo, IS Rikhraj, Health-related quality-of-life improvement after hallux valgus surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery 2020; Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Jul;27(5):539-542
  • E Manke, NEM Yeo, S Rammelt, Ankle Arthrodesis – A Review of Current Techniques and Results, Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2020;87(4):225-236
  • V Moorthy, AA Sayampanathan, NEM Yeo, KS Tay, Clinical Outcomes of Open versus Arthroscopic Brostrum Procedure for Lateral Ankle Instability: A Meta-Analysis, J Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 May-Jun;60(3):577-584
  • Xu S, Kang Y, Soeharno H, Yeo N. Acute Marjolin’s Ulcer in Chronic Foot Wounds with Previous Negative Biopsy: Report of Two Cases. Malays Orthop J. 2020;14(3):194-197
  • Goh JKM, Chen JY, NEM Yeo, Liow MHL, Chia SL, Yeo SJ, Ten year outcomes for the prospective randomised trial comparing unlinked, modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty, Knee 2020 Dec;27(6):1914-1922
  • Koh DTS, Chong KW, Yeo NEM, Hallux Varus Correction with Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon Transfer and Reverse Scarf Osteotomy. Foot Ankle Spec 2021 Aug;14(4):352-360
  • JY Lee, BM Tan, WX Png, CW Too, NEM Yeo, Novel Utilization of 3D Printing Technology for a Chronic Malunited Calcaneal Fracture – A Case Report. Foot & Ankle Surgery: Techniques, Reports & Cases 2021 Vol 1 Issue 3
  • JY Lee, EL Xuan, EM Chew, NEM Yeo, Polymetatarsia of the Foot without polydactyly: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2021 Oct 6;11(4)
  • JL Lim, D Yii, KC Hung, W Lee, LH Kwa, NEM Yeo, AHC Tan, SJ Chung Short-Course vs. Extended-Course Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Receiving Unilateral Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue Supplement_1, November 2021, Pages S500–S501
  • Loh B, Padki A, Thong SY, Yeo NEM, An Evaluation of Peripheral Sciatic Nerve Block in Patients Undergoing Hallux Valgus Surgery J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2021: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1185
  • S/O K S RZE, Lee M, Chen J, NEM Yeo. Do Patients Aged 70 Years and Older Benefit From Hallux Valgus Surgery? J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Mar-Apr;61(2):310-313
  • Tay AYW, Goh GS, Koo K, Yeo NEM. Third-Generation Minimally Invasive Chevron-Akin Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Produces Similar Clinical and Radiological Outcomes as Scarf-Akin Osteotomy at 2 Years: A Matched Cohort Study. Foot Ankle Int. 2022 Mar;43(3):321-330
  • DTS Koh, JY Chen, SM Tan, KS Tay, IS Rikhraj, NEM Yeo, Midterm Functional and Radiological Outcomes of Total Ankle Replacement in an Asian Cohort. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Mar-Apr;61(2):363-368
  • Tay AYW, Goh GS, Thever Y, NEM Yeo, K Koo, Impact of pes planus on clinical outcomes of hallux valgus surgery. Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Apr;28(3):331-337
  • Tan MWP, Chen JY, Yeo EMN. Clinical Outcomes of Scarf-Akin Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus With Simultaneous Bunionette Correction: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Analysis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 May-Jun;61(3):520-527
  • Padki A, Cheok GJ, Loh B, Yeo NE, Koo K. Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Repair Confers Faster Recovery and Reduced Complications Compared to Open Achilles Tendon Repair. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2022; 9 (1):10-15
  • Koh DT, Xia Z, Li Z, Tay KS, Tan SM, Yeo N, Rikhraj IS. Elevated Body Mass Index Does Not Adversely Influence the Outcomes of Arthroscopic Treatment for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. Foot Ankle Orthop. 2022 Jan 21;7(1):2473011421S00285
  • Tan CC, Sayampanathan AA, Kwan YH, Yeo W, Singh Rikhraj I, Yeo NEM. Validity and Reliability of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Score for the English-Literate Singapore Population With Hallux Valgus. Foot Ankle Spec. 2022 Feb 21:19386400221079490
  • DTS Koh, Yeo W, K Koo, N Yeo. Radiofrequency Plantar Fascia Coblation with and without Gastrocnemius Recession in the management of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis. Foot Ankle Int. 2022 Sep;43(9):1167-1173
  • H Thiyagarajan, M Lee, J Chen, NEM Yeo, Predictors of Patient Satisfaction in Hallux Valgus Surgery, J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 May 5:S1067-2516(22)00146-6
  • Tan MWP, Tay KS, Yeo EMN. Atelocollagen-Induced Chondrogenesis Versus Microfracture Alone for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Surgical Technique and a 1-Year Clinical Outcome Study. Foot Ankle Spec. 2022 Jul 11:19386400221107003
  • Lee JY, Tay KS, Tan JHI, Abdul Kadir HB, Koo K, Yeo N. Hallux valgus with second metatarsalgia: Is second metatarsal Weil osteotomy necessary? Foot Ankle Surg. 2022. Aug 5:S1268-7731(22)00158-8
  • Tan CC, Sayampanathan AA, Kwan YH, Yeo W, Yeo NEM. Validity and Reliability of the European Foot and Ankle Society (EFAS) Score in Patients With Hallux Valgus in Singapore. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Aug 15:S1067-2516(22)00233-2
  • Tan MWP, Wei Tay AY, Tang PY, Chew KY, Nicholas Yeo EM. Myopericytoma: A Review of Twenty-Three Cases Over Twelve Years and a Case Report of a Rare Neoplasm. Am J Dermatopathol. 2022 Sep 1;44(9):623-631
  • Tay AYW, Goh GS, Li Z, Yeo NEM, Tay KS. Two-Year Clinical and Radiologic Outcomes Following Surgical Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy Using a Central Tendon-Splitting Approach. Foot Ankle Int. 2023 Jun 4


  • Alastair Younger, Nicholas EM Yeo, Naviculocuneiform Fusion to Treat Midfoot Arthritis and Deformity, Foot and Ankle Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Thieme Publishers 2018
  • Nicholas Yeo, Alastair Younger, Andie Veljkovic, Feras Waly, Ankle Arthroscopy: Osteoarticular Procedures: Principle and Practice. Arthroscopy and Endoscopy of the Foot and Ankle, Springer Singapore 2019