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Sports Medicine Series May ’24 – Hip Hip Hooray! Managing Sports Injuries in the Hip and Groin
14:00 to 16:00 - May 18, 2024
Online Webinar on Zoom, Singapore
SMAS Sports Medicine Series – May 2024

Title: Hip Hip Hooray! Managing Sports Injuries in the Hip and Groin

Date: 18 May 2024, Saturday

Time: 2 – 4pm (Singapore Time, GMT +8)

Venue: Online webinar via Zoom


  • 1 Singapore Medical Council CME point (approval pending)


FREE Registration via Zoom. Click HERE!


Dr. Foo Gen Lin
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Apex Sports Clinic
Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, National University Hospital
Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Woodlands Health


Surgical Management of Common Hip and Groin Injuries

Majority of hip and groin injuries can be treated conservatively in the form of physiotherapy, sports modification, etc. This talk covers the surgical treatment indicated when patients remain symptomatic despite a prolonged course of conservative treatment. There will be a series of cases on femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), micro-instability, iliotibial-band syndrome (ITBS), and a few more if time permits.



Dr. Foo completed his medical training in 2008 from the UK, having trained at Cambridge University and St. George’s University, London. He started his specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore and was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2017. His interest in sports, both as an active athlete and surgeon led him to pursue sub-specialty training in the treatment of sports injuries.

He was awarded a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship to spend a year in one of the sportiest nations in the world, New Zealand. Under the mentorship of Dr. Matthew Brick at Orthosports NZ, he refined his surgical skills and gained proficiency in minimally invasive surgeries of the hip. He was privileged to be involved in the care of elite athletes in a high-volume surgical centre with an annual caseload of about 300 hip arthroscopies.

Since returning to Singapore, he has been actively developing the hip arthroscopy service nationally and also fostering a strong network amongst neighbouring ASEAN countries. He is a regular faculty of local and regional courses and conferences in the scope of hip preservation surgery. On top of his private practice, he is a Visiting Consultant to National University Hospital and Woodlands Health.

Outside of work, he continues to compete in endurance sports, e.g. triathlon and road races, as he believes that doctors should be ‘walking the talk’. It also keeps him grounded and relatable when it comes to treating athletes.

His firsthand experience with sports injuries (having sustained a knee ACL injury in his school days), coupled with specialization in treating these injuries (commonly of the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle), positions him as a compassionate guide for athletes. Dr. Foo is dedicated to providing comprehensive orthopaedic care, ensuring the highest standard of treatment across all aspects of musculoskeletal health.


Mr. Gordon Lim
Senior Physiotherapist, AEVI Sports and Physio Clinic


Physiotherapy Assessment and Management of Sports-Related Hip Injuries

Subjective and objective assessments pertaining to hip injuries, common hip and groin injuries, risk factors for hip and groin injuries, exercises for the management of hip and groin injuries.



Gordon graduated from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) with a degree in Physiotherapy in 2018 and is a fully registered Physiotherapist with the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC). In addition, he is a Certified Practitioner in Dry Needling Level 1 for GEMt.

Upon graduation, Gordon worked in a restructured public hospital for 3 years, rotating between different teams and gaining experience in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological, cardiopulmonary and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as post-surgical orthopaedic patients. Gordon is also a certified clinical educator for up-and-coming Physiotherapy students and fresh graduates.

Gordon is a strong advocate in empowering his patients through exercises and education to help them better manage their conditions. He strongly believes in the importance of bilateral communication with his patients as he feels that it is important to hear them out and thereafter, develop tailored, individualised therapy interventions to treat them holistically.

Outside of clinical work, Gordon is also an avid marathon runner who competed in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Philippines. It is through his love for running that he found his passion in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He is still training competitively whilst juggling his work commitments.


Dr. Joshua Li
Associate Consultant, Department of Sport & Exercise Medicine, Changi General Hospital


Groin Injuries in Sport: A Spotlight on Athletic Pubalgia

Sports hernia, sportsman hernia, sportsman groin, pubalgia athletica…and more! The clinical entity of athletic pubalgia is known by many names, but what is it exactly? In this talk, we will get an overview of groin sports injuries, and then take a deeper dive into the diagnosis and management of this lesser-known condition that is athletic pubalgia.



Dr. Joshua Li graduated from National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2011. He obtained his Master of Medicine (Family Medicine) in 2018, and completed his Sports Medicine Advanced Specialist Training in 2022.

He is currently an Associate Consultant Sports Physician, practicing at Changi General Hospital, Singapore General Hospital and Singapore Sport Institute. His clinical interests include endurance sport and ultrasound-guided injection therapies.

Dr. Joshua serves on the Sports Medicine Association Singapore executive committee, organising events to help expand the local Sports Medicine community. He also provides medical cover for sports events such as the Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games, Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix and Singapore Premier League.

As an athlete, Dr. Joshua is in the Singapore national triathlon team and a competitive marathoner. He actively participates in local and overseas multisport races, from sprint to Ironman distances.


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