doc-picDr Lim Yi-Jia is an established Consultant Orthopaedic and Upper Limb surgeon who has experience in General Orthopaedic and Orthopaedic Trauma surgery. Dr Lim has had a special interest in Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand surgery for more than 10 years, and he performs procedures including arthroscopy, joint replacement, trauma surgery and reconstructive surgery of these regions. He has also a particular interest in the treatment of diabetic foot problems, which is extremely common in Singapore and South-East Asia. As an Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Lim has also helped many patients with fractures, ligamentous and muscle injuries sustained in sports and motor vehicle accidents.

Dr Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1998, and completed his post-graduate Orthopaedic specialty training in early 2008. He underwent further subspecialty fellowship training to enhance and develop his interest in Upper Limb Surgery with internationally reknown surgeons who have had extensive experience in surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Specifically, he spent time training in 2010 at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre, as well as with the Victorian Hand Associates in St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Lim has had a proven track record in Orthopaedic research, and has published in local and internationl journals. He has presented multiple research studies in Singapore and overseas. He is also actively involved in conducting and teaching local and overseas courses focusing on Upper trauma and reconstruction.

Prior to his move into private practice, Dr Lim was the Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Service in Changi General Hospital, where he has received multiple awards for the quality of patient care rendered. He continues to be active in training surgeons locally and overseas.

From 2014 to 2016, Dr Lim was the Chief Tournament Physician for the WTA Finals that was held in Singapore. He was involved in organizing and co-ordinating the care of the top women’s tennis players who were in Singapore to participate in this prestigious end-of-circuit event.

OrthoLimb Bone and Joint Surgery offers consultation for general orthopaedic problems and the following surgical treatment:


  • Shoulder stabilization surgery for instability (shoulder dislocation)
  • Rotator cuff surgery of the shoulder
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder arthrodesis (fusion)
  • Acromio-clavicular joint surgery for osteoarthritis and instability
  • Treatment of fractures around the shoulder region, including the scapular (shoulder blade)


  • Elbow stabilization for acute and chronic instability (elbow dislocation)
  • Elbow replacement surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow treatment, including surgery
  • Ulnar nerve release and related surgery for entrapment syndrome
  • Complex elbow trauma surgery

Wrist and Hand

  1. Post-traumatic wrist reconstruction (Joint replacement surgery, joint fusion surgery, tendon transfers)
  2. Wrist arthroscopy
  3. Arthroscopic and open carpal tunnel release
  4. Acute trauma surgery of the hand and wrist (Fractures, nerve and artery injuries)


  1. Prolapse intervertebral disc surgery
  2. Pain relief interventional procedures (Radiofrequency ablation procedures, nucleoplasty, annuloplasty)


  1. Hip fracture surgery (surgical fixation or hip replacement surgery, depending on the fracture type)
  2. Hip arthroscopy and related procedures


  1. Knee replacement surgery
  2. Arthroscopic knee surgery (arthroscopic debridement of torn menisci and removal of loose bodies, arthroscopic microfracture of focal areas of joint degeneration, cartilage surgery, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and meniscal repair)
  3. Complex fractures of the knee (tibial plateau and femoral condyle fractures)

Foot and Ankle

  1. Ankle instability surgery
  2. Ankle arthroscopy
  3. Surgery for Hallux Valgus (Bunions)
  4. Diabetic foot surgery
  5. Surgery for complex injuries of the foot and ankle
  6. Surgery for complex injuries of the foot and ankle caneal fractures, Lis-franc fracture-dislocation)