Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assoc Prof Aymeric LIM Yu Tang


Academic Appointment:

  • Associate Professor
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
    National University of Singapore


Clinical Appointments:

  • Senior Consultant
    Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
    University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
    National University Health System, Singapore


Administrative Appointments:

  • Physician-in-Chief
    National University Health System
  • Group Chief Human Resource Officer
    National University Health System
  • Dean
    Healthcare Leadership College
    MOH Holdings Pte Ltd



  • M.B.B.S., National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • F.R.C.S. (Glasgow), United Kingdom
  • Fellowship, Bordeaux and Nancy, France
  • F.A.M.S., Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore


Research Areas of Interests

  • Free flaps, nerve and brachial plexus surgery


Selected Publications

Assoc. Prof. Aymeric Lim's Publication List (external site)

  • Lee, E. Y., Sebastin, S. J., Cheah, A., Kumar, V. P., & Lim, A. Y. T. (2017). Upper Extremity Innervation Patterns and Clinical Implications for Nerve and Tendon Transfer. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 140(6), 1209-1219. doi:10.1097/PRS.0000000000003873
  • Lee, E. Y., Karjalainen, T. V., Sebastin, S. J., & Lim, A. Y. T. (2015). The value of the tender muscle sign in detecting motor recovery after peripheral nerve reconstruction. Journal of Hand Surgery, 40(3), 433-437. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.12.018
  • Sebastin, S. J., Mendoza, R. T., Chong, A. K. S., Peng, Y. P., Ono, S., Chung, K. C., & Lim, A. Y. T. (2011). Application of the Dorsal Metacarpal Artery Perforator Flap for Resurfacing Soft-Tissue Defects Proximal to the Fingertip. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 128(3), 166E-178E. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e318221ddfa
  •     Ghee, C. K., Lahiri, A., & Lim, A. Y. T. (2010). A Clinically Feasible Method of Surface Marking for the Superficial Palmar Arch Based on Correlation of Size-Matched Angiograms to Fixed Landmarks in the Hand. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 125(3), 123E-124E. doi:10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181cb6836
  • Mendoza, R. T., Sebastin, S. J., & Yu-Tang Lim, A. (2009). Re: Dorsal retinacular ganglion arising from a radial styloid pseudarthrosis. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 62(12). doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2008.11.101
  • Lee, S. J., Lim, A. Y. T., Lim, I. J., Lim, T. C., & Pho, R. W. H. (2008). Innervation of the face studied using modifications to Sihler's technique in a primate model. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 121(4), 1188-1205. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000305563.77782.35
  •     Lim, A. Y. T. (2007). The relationship between the shape of skeletal muscles and their nerve distribution patterns [20]. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 120(1), 363. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000264587.24845.1c
  • Naidu, S., Lim, A., Poh, L. K., & Kumar, V. P. (2007). Long head of the triceps transfer for elbow flexion. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 119(3). doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000252248.20854.e6
  • Sebastin, S. J., & Lim, A. Y. T. (2006). Clinical assessment of the palmaris longus-too many newer techniques?. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 59(7), 784-786. doi:10.1016/j.bjps.2005.09.046
  • Lim, A. Y. T., Kumar, V. P., Sebastin, S. J., & Kapickis, M. (2006). Split flexor carpi ulnaris transfer: A new functioning free muscle transfer with independent dual function. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 117(6), 1927-1932. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000209996.52222.2e
  • Lim, A. Y. T., Lahiri, A., Pereira, B. P., Tan, J. A. C., Sebastin, S. J., & Tan, B. L. (2006). The role of intramuscular nerve repair in the recovery of lacerated skeletal muscles. MUSCLE & NERVE, 33(3), 377-383. doi:10.1002/mus.20468
  • Duteille, F., Pasquier, P., Lim, A., & Dautel, G. (2003). Treatment of complex interphalangeal joint fractures with dynamic external traction: A series of 20 cases. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 111(5), 1623-1629. doi:10.1097/01.PRS.0000054160.46502.D0
  • Faivre, S., Lim, A., Dautel, G., Duteille, F., & Merle, M. (2003). Adjacent and spontaneous neurotization after distal digital replantation in children. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 111(1), 159-165. doi:10.1097/00006534-200301000-00027
  • Pistre, V., Pelissier, P., Martin, D., Lim, A., & Baudet, J. (2001). Ten years of experience wih the submental flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 108(6), 1576-1581.
  • Lim, A. Y. T., Pereira, B. P., & Kumar, V. P. (2001). The long head of the triceps brachii as a free functioning muscle transfer. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 107(7), 1746-1752. doi:10.1097/00006534-200106000-00016
  • Lim, A. Y. T., Kumar, V. P., Pereira, B. P., & Hua, J. (1999). Independent function in a tendon transfer of the split flexor carpi ulnaris. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 104(6), 1739-1741. doi:10.1097/00006534-199911000-00019
  • Lim, A. Y. T., Kumar, V. P., Hua, J., Pereira, B. P., & Pho, R. W. H. (1999). The neuromuscular compartments of the flexor carpi ulnaris. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 103(3), 1046-1052. doi:10.1097/00006534-199903000-00048
  • LIM, Y., PREM KUMAR, V., & PHO ROBERT, W. H. (1999). The Neuromuscular Compartments of the Flexor Carpi Ulnaris. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.