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Dr Han Fucai

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Singapore

Dr. Han Fucai is a senior orthopaedic consultant with more than 16 years of experience, having performed over 5000 orthopaedic surgeries and procedures. He is  skilled in a wide range of surgical techniques, including keyhole surgery, joint preservation surgery, and joint replacement surgery for the Knee, Hip, Shoulder & Elbow joints. His primary interests lie in complex sports and joint preservation surgery for the knee ( such as cartilage repair& restoration, osteotomies, multi-ligaments reconstruction, revision ACL reconstruction, complex meniscus tears/ meniscus transplant ) and shoulder joints ( such as shoulder fracture dislocations  and massive rotator cuff tears), and he has a wealth of experience and expertise in these areas. 


Dr. Han's extensive training includes a Ministry of Health (MOH) Training Scholarship for his orthopaedic training and further 2 years of sub-specialty overseas fellowship trainings. He is one of the few orthopaedic surgeons who has completed three prestigious North American, UK & Europe fellowships, and is well-trained in three areas of sub-speciality in Sports Orthopaedics & Arthroscopy, Joint Reconstructions/ Preservation, and Fracture Surgery. He first completed an AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)-accredited Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic (London, Ontario, Canada), and trained under Professor Robert Litchfield, Alan Getgood and Robert Giffin. Subsequently, he underwent a second world renowned fellowship in Trauma/Fractures  & Joint replacement surgeries in Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK, working with a group of established surgeons such as Professor Steffen Breusch, Jeff Reid and Michael Robinson. He concluded  his subspecialty training in Oslo University Hospital & Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre ( Norway), under the tutelage of Professor Gilbert Moatshe who treats competitive national athletes in the Norwegian Olympic Sports Centre.  Additionally, he was awarded an AOTrauma Fellowship in 2017/2018 for his attachment in NYU Langone Hospitals (Hospital for Joint Diseases and Bellevue Hospital) in New York, USA.


During his fellowship stint, he was heavily involved in the care of high level athletes including American Football, Ice hockey , Skiing and Soccer. Upon his return to Singapore, he has treated and continues to manage numerous competitive athletes with injuries ranging from soccer, rugby, martial arts,( taekwando, mixed martial arts, Kickboxing & Brazilian jiu jitsu) soft ball and floor ball.


Prior to starting his private practice, Dr. Han was the Head of the Division of Sports Surgery & Medicine, as well as the Division of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, National University Health System. He is  known for his patient-oriented approach, and during his tenure, he was the annual recipient of Excellent Service Quality Patient Service award since 2018. Dr. Han is committed to offering patients a comprehensive range of treatment options for their individual needs and conditions. Dr Han  uses cutting edge surgical techniques combined with a team approach involving physiotherapists and sports trainers  to return athletes to previous level of sports.


He is also a clinical lecturer and Adjunct Asst Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS, and maintains a keen interest in research and teaching. Dr. Han has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters on Orthopaedic Surgery, one of which is on extraarticular tenodesis/anterolateral ligament reconstruction  in anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) tears to reduce the chance of retear after an ACL surgery. He is an invited speaker and faculty member for numerous International conferences and courses to share his expertise in the field of Shoulder & Knee surgeries.


  • MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore

  • MRCS (Glasgow) - Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • MMed (Ortho) - Master of Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery), National University of Singapore

  • FRCSEd (Ortho) - Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Scotland, United Kingdom

Professional Appointments

  • Senior Consultant, Centurion Orthopaedic Centre

  • Visiting Consultant, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Member, Singapore Medical Association

  • Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association

  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)

  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) 

  • Fellow, Arthroscopy Association of Canada

  • Fellow, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

  • Fellow, Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada

  • Fellow, Oslo University Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery/ Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre, Oslo, Norway

  • Zone Surgeon & Grade I Staff Officer, St John Ambulance Brigade ( Singapore)

  • Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Asst. Professor, National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Arakgi, M.E., Han, F. & Degen, R. Role of Arthroscopy for Hip Osteoarthritis with Impingement. Curr Treat Options in Rheum 6, 45–54 (2020).

  • Han F, Pearce CJ, Lee BCS. Short-term clinical outcomes of arthroscopic fixation of displaced posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fractures with the use of an adjustable loop suspensory device. J Orthop Surg 2019 27(2): 23094499019849745.

  • Han F, Kong CH, Hasan MY, Ramruttun AK, Kumar VP. Superior capsular Reconstruction for irreparable supraspinatus tendon tears using the long head of biceps:  A biomechanical study on cadavers. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2019 105(2): 257-263.

  • Han F, Chin YY, Tan BH, Lim CT, Kumar VP. Clinical Outcomes of  the reverse McLaughlin procedure for Hill-Sachs lesions in anterior shoulder instability. J Orthop Surg 2019;27(1):2309499018816444.

  • Han F, Lim J.C, Lim C.T, Tan B.H.M, Shen L, Kumar V.P. Anatomical Considerations Of The Posterior  Interosseous Nerve in Lateral Surgical Approaches to The Radial Head: A Cadaveric Study. Bone Joint J 2017. 99-B(SUPP 9), 35.

  • Han F, Pearce CJ, Ng DQ, Ramruttun AK, Chong DY, Murphy D, Lim CT, Lee BC. A double button adjustable loop device is biomechanically equivalent to tension band wire in the fixation of transverse patellar fractures-A cadaveric study. Injury. 2017 Feb;48(2):270-276.

  • Han F, Teo AQ, Lim JC, Ruben M, Tan BH, Kumar VP.Outcomes using the extensor digitorum communis splitting approach for the treatment of radial head fractures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Feb;25(2):276-82.

  • Han F, Banerjee A, Shen L, Krishna L. Increased Compliance With Supervised Rehabilitation Improves Functional Outcome and Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Recreational Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015 Dec 10;3(12):2325967115620770.

  • Singh G, Han F, Kaki RR, Shen L, Nathan S.  Does limited tourniquet usage in primary total knee arthroplasty result in better functional outcomes? Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2015 Aug;44(8):302-6.

  • Han F, Peter L, Lau ET, Thambiah J, Murphy D, Kagda FH. Reamer Irrigator Aspirator bone graft harvesting: complications and outcomes in an Asian population. Injury. 2015 Oct;46(10):2042-51.

  • Han F, Tan HM, Tan CH, Kumar VP. Traumatic rupture of the deltoid muscle during a pull-up: a case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Sep;21(9):e8-10.

    Book Chapters

  • F Han, A Getgood.  Lateral Extraarticular Tenodesis: Techniques and Outcomes. In Cole & Chahla: Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine. 3rd edition

  • A Nather, FC Han : Chapter 104 The Diabetic Foot. In Mercer’s textbook of orthopaedics and trauma. 10th edition.

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