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2024/01/23
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Dr Nazrul Nashi

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Designations:

  • Associate Consultant, Division of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital
  • Associate Consultant, Division of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital

Qualifications:

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Ortho Surg), FRCSEd (Ortho Surg)

Specialties/Sub-specialties:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Hip & Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Special Interests:

Hip & Knee Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Musculoskeletal Trauma

Biosketch

Dr Nazrul Nashi is a Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the National University Hospital (NUH) and Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH), both part of the National University Health System (NUHS).

Dr Nazrul earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). During his training, he achieved membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MRCSEd) and was awarded the NUS Master of Medicine (MMed) degree in Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his specialist training and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FRCSEd Orth). Currently, he practices as a Trauma, Reconstruction and Joint Replacement surgeon.

Dr Nazrul’s surgical expertise spans the full spectrum of Musculoskeletal Trauma, providing comprehensive care for patients with multiple injuries, and also those presenting with fragility fractures. His primary interests include managing complex peri-articular, pelvic and acetabulum fractures, peri-prosthetic infections and addressing post-traumatic deformity and limb length discrepancy. He also specializes in complex hip and knee replacement surgeries, particularly for patients with post-traumatic osteoarthritis. 

To ensure optimal patient care, Dr Nazrul regularly participates in local and international workshops and seminars to stay updated on the latest advancements and surgical techniques in Trauma and Hip and Knee surgery. He has been invited to overseas hospitals for observerships, and was awarded the AO Trauma Fellowship to Montreal General Hospital, Canada. 

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Nazrul is dedicated to medical education and academic training. He is an alumnus of the NUHS Medical Education Track, where he mentors Residents to be effective teachers. He is also actively involved in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery research, with numerous scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr Nazrul frequently presents at local and international conferences and scientific meetings. 

Dr Nazrul is also passionate about healthcare administration. He has led Quality Improvement Programs with departments across the NUHS cluster, and was a part of the institution’s prestigious Residency Leadership Development Program. He currently serves as a clinical lead for the upcoming Tengah General and Community Hospital. He is also the institutional lead for the Singapore Orthopaedic 3D Printing workgroup, promoting the use of 3D printing and augmented reality within the department. 

Awards

  • 2020 - Merit Award for the Quality Improvement Project titled "Use of IV Tranexamic Acid in patients undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery”
  • 2023 – AO Trauma Fellowship 

Journals & Publications

1. Nashi N, Chan XY, Choo SX, et al. Does the osteonecrotic volume/other factors predict progression to total knee arthroplasty in spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee? An MRI study. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2024 June 2024; 102442
2. Nashi N, Kagda FH. Current concepts of bone grafting in trauma surgery. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2023 Aug 5;43:10223
3. Chin BZ, Nashi N, Lin S, et al. Telemedicine use in orthopaedics: Experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Telemed Telecare. 2022 Jun;28(5):373-379
4. Nashi N, Choo SX, Doshi C, et al. Are primary care referrals to the paediatric orthopaedic specialty clinic always clinically indicated? Singapore Med J. 2021
5. Chau YT, Nashi N, Law LS, et al. Undertreatment of osteoporosis following hip fracture: a retrospective, observational study in Singapore. Arch Osteoporos. 2020 Sep 11;15(1):141
6. Hong CC, Nashi N, Makandura MC, et al. The long and short of cephalomedullary nails in the treatment of osteoporotic pertrochanteric fracture. Singapore Med J. 2017 Feb;58(2):85-91
7. Hong CC, Nashi N, Hey HW, et al. Clinically relevant heterotopic ossification after elbow fracture surgery: a risk factors study. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2015 Apr;101(2):209-13
8. Hong CC, Nashi N, Kuan WS, et al. Forklift-Related Crush Injuries of the Foot and Ankle. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Jul;36(7):806-11
9. Nashi N, Hong CC, Krishna L. Residual knee pain and functional outcome following total knee arthroplasty in osteoarthritic patients. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jun;23(6):1841-7
10. Hong CC, Nashi N, Prosad Roy S, et al. Impact of trimalleolar ankle fractures: how do patients fare post-operatively? Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Mar;20(1):48-51

Professional Memberships

Fellowship of Royal College Surgeons (FRCS) Orthopaedic Surgery (Edinburgh)
Singapore Orthopaedic Association 
AO Trauma
Singapore Orthopaedic Trauma Society
Fragility Fracture Network (Singapore)
Singapore Medical Association

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