Department of Orthopaedic Surgery



Academic Appointment:

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


Clinical Appointments:

  • Consultant
    Division of Musculoskeletal Trauma
    University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
    National University Health System, Singapore
  • Consultant
    Division of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    University Orthopaedics, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster
    National University Health System, Singapore



  • MBBS, National University of Singapore
  • MRCSEd (Surg), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • MMed (Ortho), National University of Singapore
  • FRCSEd (Ortho), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Clinical Fellowship, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Orthopaedic Trauma Unit
    • Elective Shoulder Unit


Research Areas of Interests

  • Joint replacements, sports injuries and complex trauma involving the shoulder & elbow


Areas of Expertise

  • General Orthopaedic trauma surgery and fracture fixation
  • Complex peri-articular and peri-prosthetic fractures of the upper limb
  • Shoulder and elbow replacements – primary, revision and trauma setting
  • Arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries of the upper limb



  • FY2015 Academic Medicine Development Award
  • NUH Long service Award (10 years)
  • NUHS Residents Choice Award 2010-2011 (Most Interactive Session-GCAT)
  • Singhealth Best House Officer Award 2005


Selected Publications

  • "Intraoperative periprosthetic femur fracture during bipolar hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures."
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2018 May 17. PubMed PMID: 29770880.
    Hong CC, Nashi N, Tan JH, Manohara R, Lee WT, Murphy DP.
  • "A Reverse Judet approach to the scapula."
    Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2018 May; 138(5):669-673. PubMed PMID: 29427200.
    Manohara R, Kumar VP.
  • "Partial humeral replacement for peri-prosthetic fractures of the humerus."
    Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017 Nov; 8(Suppl 2):S62-S66. PubMed PMID: 29158650
    Manohara R, Howie CR.
  • "Platelet-rich plasma in Orthopaedic surgery: Basic science and clinical applications" In: Nather A, ed. Bone Grafts and Bone Substitutes – Basic Science and Clinical Applications.
    Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co, 2005: 387-403
    Das De S, Manohara R, Nather A.
  • "Identification of risk factors for urinary retention following total knee arthroplasty: A Singapore hospital experience"
    Singapore Medical Journal 2007 Mar; 48(3):213-6
    Lingaraj K, Manohara R, Chan YH, Das SD.
  • "Cancellous screw fixation for undisplaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly"
    Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2014 Dec; 22(3):282-6
    Manohara R, Liang S, Huang D, Krishna L.
  • "Postoperative venous thrombotic events in Asian elderly patients with surgically treated hip fractures with and without chemoprophylaxis"
    Hip International 2014 Dec 5; 24(6):650-5
    Wong KL, Daruwalla ZJ, Lan CJ, Tan SH, Shen L, Chua W, Manohara R, Lingaraj K.
  • "Post traumatic avascular necrosis of the proximal carpal row- a case report"
    Hand Surgery 2015 Oct; 20(3):466-70
    Manohara R, Sebastin SJ, Puhaindran ME.
  • "Outcomes using the extensor digitorum communis splitting approach for the treatment of radial head fractures"
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2016 Feb; 25(2):276-82
    Han F, Teo AQ, Lim JC, Manohara R, Tan BH, Kumar VP.
  • "Radiographical definition of the proximal tibiofibular joint- A cross-sectional study of 2984 knees and literature review"
    Injury 2016 Jun; 47(6):1276-81.
    Hey HW, Ng LW, Ng YH, Sng WZ, Manohara R, Thambiah JS.
  • "Assessment and surgical treatment of calcinosis of the shoulder associated with CREST syndrome"
    Case Reports in Rheumatology 2016; 2016: 9759182. PubMed PMID: 27437158
    Manohara R, Breusch SJ.