Em Prof Robert PHO Wan Heng
- Emeritus Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
- Emeritus Consultant
Department of Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
National University Health System, Singapore
- M.B.B.S., University of Sydney, Australia
- F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- M.D., University of Sydney, Australia
Research Areas of Interests
- Basic Research
- Natural history of free vascularised bone graft as against conventional bone graft - experimentalstudies in rats.
- Experimental studies of vascularised and non-vascularised nerve graft transplant in rats.
- Free flap dissection in the forearm, leg and trunk with emphasis on osteocutaneous bone graft.
- Micro-circulation in periarterial sympathectomy in rats.
- Micro-circulation in heel flap, plantar fascia, calcaneum and talus.
- Bone remodelling and bone strength in vascularised bone graft in dogs.
- Biomechanical assessment of ankle and knee stability following fibula resection.
- Foetal allograft.
- Bone remodelling in foetus.
- Foetal limb transplant.
- Clinical Research
- Degloving injury of ankle in motorcycle accidents.
- Total hip joint replacement in patients with renal transplant.
- Vascularised bone graft in non-union of fracture scaphoid.
- Limb preservation in bone tumour resection and reconstruction.
- Behaviour of free vascularised bone transplant after radiotherapy.
- Treatment of congenital pseudarthrosis of tibia.
- Limb preservation in post-traumatic problematic non-union with large bony defect.
- Microcirculation in skin and bone.
- Bioengineering concepts in orthopaedic surgery.
- Development of below elbow
- Brachial plexus injuries
Selected Research Projects
- 3D visualisation of the microanatomy of the fingertip
- Angiogenesis in osteosarcoma
Em. Prof Robert Pho's Publication List (external site)
- Osteogenic sarcoma in children and young adults.
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore , Volume 43 , Issue 6 (2014)
LeLe Aung , Aung Soe Tin , Thuan Chong Quah , Robert W Pho
- Fitting very short finger stumps with silicone prosthesis: A nonsurgical method.
Prosthetics and orthotics international , Volume 37 , Issue 5 (2013)
Michael E L Leow , Alphonsus K S Chong , Yeong-Pin Peng , Robert W H Pho
- The reconstruction of large bone defects in the upper limb.
Aaron W T Gan , Mark E Puhaindran , Robert W H Pho
- Elevated expression of Runx2 as a key parameter in the etiology of osteosarcoma.
Molecular biology reports , Volume 36 , Issue 1 (2009)
Saminathan S Nathan , Barry P Pereira , Ye-Fang Zhou , Anurag Gupta , Christian Dombrowski , Ritchie Soong , Robert W H Pho , Gary S Stein , Manuel Salto-Tellez , Simon M Cool , Andre J van Wijnen
- Runx2, p53, and pRB status as diagnostic parameters for deregulation of osteoblast growth and differentiation in a new pre-chemotherapeutic osteosarcoma cell line (OS1).
Journal of cellular physiology , Volume 221 , Issue 3 (2009)
Barry P Pereira , Yefang Zhou , Anurag Gupta , David T Leong , Khin Zarchi Aung , Ling Ling , Robert W H Pho , Mario Galindo , Manuel Salto-Tellez , Gary S Stein , Simon M Cool , Andre J van Wijnen , Saminathan S Nathan
- Innervation of the Face Studied Using Modifications to Sihler's Technique in a Primate Model.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery , Volume 121 , Issue 4 (2008)
Shu Jin Lee , Aymeric Yu Tang Lim , Ivor J Lim , Thiam Chye Lim , Robert W H Pho
- "Palmar pivot flap" for resurfacing palmar lateral defects of the fingers.
The Journal of hand surgery , Volume 33 , Issue 10 (2008)
Andrew Yam , Yeong-Pin Peng , Robert Wan-Heng Pho
- Assessment of colour differences in silicone hand and digit prostheses: perceptible and acceptable thresholds for fair and dark skin shades.
Prosthetics and orthotics international , Volume 30 , Issue 1 (2006)
Michael E L Leow , Richard K K Ow , Man Hang Lee , Chan Yiong Huak , Robert W H Pho
- Report of an unusual case of trigger finger secondary to phalangeal exostosis.
Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand , Volume 10 , Issue 1 (2005)
S J Lee , R W H Pho
- Central column reconstruction following total resection of a third metacarpal giant cell tumour.
Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland) , Volume 30 , Issue 6 (2005)
J Y L Lee , R W H Pho , D S C Yeo