Dr. Lim Beng Hai , Senior Consultant Hand Surgeon
Hand injuries - Acute and Chronic injuries
Nerve compression syndrome - Carpal Tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression,
thoracic outlet syndrome
Nerve injuries all upper limb nerve injuries including brachial; plexus
Arthritis Treatment, including Joint Reconstruction and artificial joint replacement
Wrist injuries and pain - wrist reconstruction
Tumours and cysts
Obscure painful conditions of the hand
Microsurgical Reconstructions including toe to hand transfers
Congenital hand abnormalies
Prosthetics - artificial hand and finger replacement
Academy of Medicine, Singapore ( Current Chapter Chairman for Hand Surgery)
Singapore Society for Hand Surgery (Past President)
Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (Past council member)
International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Harold Kleinert Society
Singapore Orthopedic Association
Wound Healing Society of Singapore
Medical Alumni of Singapore
Singapore Medical Association
Biomedical Engineering Society (Singapore)
National University of Singapore Society
Dr Lim's research interests include the Wrist and Distal Radial Ulnar Joint, flexor tendon repairs and training and certification in microsurgery. His publications include some of his innovative surgical techniques are recognized by the international Hand Surgery community. Some of the techniques were cited in texts like the Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Atlas of Hand Clinics and Grabbs Enclyclopedia for Flap Surgery.
His publications include
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells influence early tendon-healing in a rabbit achilles tendon model.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Jan;89(1):74-81.
Comparison of forearm and conventional Bier's blocks for manipulation and reduction of distal radius fractures.
J Hand Surg [Br]. 2007 Feb;32(1):57-9. Epub 2006 Nov 22.
Reconstruction of a posttrauma arthritic distal radioulnar joint by vascularized second metatarsophalangeal joint transfer.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Feb;117(2):19e-23e. No abstract available.
The changes in the tensile properties of tendons after freeze storage in saline solution.
Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2005 Nov;219(6):387-92.
Intraoperative interfragmentary radial nerve compression in a medially plated humeral shaft fracture: a case report.
J Orthop Trauma. 2005 Aug;19(7):491-3.
Second metatarsophalangeal joint: biomechanics and reconstruction potential.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Apr;(421):199-204.
Microsurgical skills training: a new concept for simulation of vessel-wall suturing.
Strain rate effect on the failure properties of tendons.
Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2004;218(3):203-6.
Reverse anterior tibial artery flap for reconstruction of foot donor site.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Nov; 112(6): 1604-12.
Towards a splint-free repair for flexor tendon injuries.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2002 Sep; 31(5): 593-7.
Digital replantations including fingertip and ring avulsion.
Hand Clin. 2001 Aug; 17(3): 419-31, viii-ix. Review.
The lateral forearm flap as a modification of the lateral arm flap: vascular anatomy and clinical implications.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Jun;105(7):2400-4.
A modification of the technique for intravenous regional blockade for hand surgery.
J Hand Surg [Br]. 2000 Dec;25(6):575-7.
A comparative analysis of the six-strand double-loop flexor tendon repair and three other techniques: a human cadaveric study.
J Hand Surg [Am]. 1999 Nov;24(6):1315-22.
Establishment of animal models using experimental rats for allogeneic tissue transplantation and quantitative flow cytometric detection of immunochimera.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1999 Jan;28(1):90-4.
Cubital tunnel release with endoscopic assistance: results of a new technique.
J Hand Surg [Am]. 1999 Jan;24(1):21-9.
Soft Tissue Complications Following Kirschner Wire Fixation for Fusion of Basal Joint Arthritis.
Hand Surg. 1999 Dec; 4(2): 197-202.
Free vascularized transfer of the metatarsophalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints of the second toe for reconstruction of the metacarpophalangeal joints of the thumb and index finger using a single vascular pedicle.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 1996 Nov;98(6):1080-6.
Postoperative continuous interscalene brachial plexus blockade for hand surgery.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1995 Jul;24(4 Suppl):3-7.
Osteocutaneous lateral arm flap in hand reconstruction.
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1995 Jul;24(4 Suppl):15-20.
Cadaveric study on the vascular anatomy of the ulnar nerve at the elbow--a basis for anterior transposition?
Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1992 Sep;21(5):689-93.