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Koh Suang Bee Joyce

Clinical Associate Professor

Deputy Vice Chair, Research, Musculoskeletal Sciences Academic Clinical Programme


Education Qualifications: MBBS, FRCS (Edin), FRCSEd (Orth)

Dr Joyce Koh is a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital. She has subspecialty interests in Upper Extremity and Geriatric Trauma care.

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships:

  • Member, Mayo Elbow Club
  • Member, Singapore Orthopaedic Association
  • Chairman, SingHealth Hip Fracture Bundled Payment
  • MOH Total Hip replacement VDC Workgroup
  • MOH OneRehab Workgroup


  • Citation Award : An emerging pattern of subtrochanteric stress fractures: a long-term complication of alendronate therapy?
  • Jacques Award (E-Poster) 11 th EFORT, Madrid Spain : Natural history of femoral stress lesions in long term bisphosphonate therapy

Leadership positions / roles in Education: 

  • AOTrauma Asia-Pacific Upper Extremity Regional Program Contributor
  • Assist Editor, Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Assoc Editor, Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare
  • Secretary, Asia-Pacific Orthopaedic Research Section Honorary 

Research Interests: Geriartric trauma, atypical femur fractures, novel emerging technologies and health services research

Selected Publications:

Law GW, Wong YR, Yew AK, Choh ACT, Koh JSB, Howe TS.
Medial migration in cephalomedullary nail fixation of pertrochanteric hip fractures: A biomechanical analysis using a novel bidirectional cyclic loading model.
Bone Joint Res. 2019 Aug 2;8(7):313-322

Png MA, Mohan PC, Koh JSB, Howe CY, Howe TS.
Natural history of incomplete atypical femoral fractures in patients after a prolonged and variable course of bisphosphonate therapy-a long-term radiological follow-up.
Osteoporos Int. 2019 Aug 21.

Teo BJX, Koh JSB, Jiang L, Allen JC, Yeo SJ, Howe TS.
Association of the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey Physical Component Summary Score With Patient Satisfaction and Improvement 2 Years After Total Knee Arthroplasty.
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Feb 1;2(2):e190062. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.0062.

Lim KK, Yeo W, Koh JSB, Tan CS, Chong HC, Zhang K, Østbye T, Howe TS, Matchar DB. The Role of Prefracture Health Status in Physical and Mental Function After Hip Fracture Surgery. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Jul 23. pii: S1525-8610(18)30290-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.05.018. 

Sim YE, Sim SD, Seng C, Howe TS, Koh SB, Abdullah HR. Preoperative Anemia, Functional Outcomes, and Quality of Life After Hip Fracture Surgery. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Aug;66(8):1524-1531. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15428. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Ang BFH, Chen JY, Yew AKS, Chua SK, Chou SM, Chia SL, Koh JSB, Howe TS. Externalised locking compression plate as an alternative to the unilateral external fixator: a biomechanical comparative study of axial and torsional stiffness. Bone Joint Res. 2017 Apr;6(4):216-223.

Seng C, Mohan PC, Koh SB, Howe TS, Lim YG, Lee BP, Morrey BF. Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy for Recalcitrant Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy: Sustainability and Sonographic Progression at 3 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov 24. pii: 0363546515612758. [Epub ahead of print]

Schilcher J, Howe TS, Png MA, Aspenberg P, Koh JS.  Atypical Fractures are Mainly Subtrochanteric in Singapore and Diaphyseal in Sweden: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Bone Miner Res. 2015 May 6.

Koh JS, Mohan PC, Howe TS, Lee BP, Chia SL, Yang Z, Morrey BF. Fasciotomy and surgical tenotomy for recalcitrant lateral elbow tendinopathy: early clinical experience with a novel device for minimally invasive percutaneous microresection. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):636-44. Epub 2013 Jan 9.

Femoral cortical stress lesions in long-term bisphosphonate therapy: a herald of impending fracture?
Koh JS, Goh SK, Png MA, Kwek EB, Howe TS.  J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Feb;24(2):75-81.

More on atypical fractures of the femoral diaphysis. 
Kwek EB, Koh JS, Howe TS, N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 17;359(3):316-7

SK Goh, KY Yang, JSB Koh, MK Wong, SY Chua, DTC Chua, TS Howe Subtrochanteric insufficiency fractures in patients on alendronate therapy- A Caution  J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2007; 89-B:349-53