This week at East Coast Podiatry’s professional development session, our guest orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Kannan Kaliyaperumal, conducted a workshop to discuss common foot and ankle conditions from an orthopaedic perspective. These conditions range from adolescent and adult flat foot to bunion deformities, rheumatologically conditions to high arch feet and diabetic Charcot’s foot. The more common ailments such as lumps and bumps were also covered, as well as surgical options in managing foot and ankle conditions, whilst interpreting other pathologies of the foot and ankle that are usually complex in nature.
Further discussions covered best practices referral pathways between Podiatry and Orthopaedic for optimal and timely care needed for conditions such as the early presentations of conditions like pathological flat feet & Charcot’s feet, which should not go unnoticed in the community.
Dr. Kannan is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon, specialising in foot and ankle surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospitals and Parkway East Hospital.
Dr Kannan is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in Lower Limb (Leg) and Foot & Ankle Disorders.
He obtained his postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He was awarded the prestigious MOH Scholarship by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) to pursue further training in the field of Lower Limb Reconstructive Surgery (LLRS) with special emphasis on Foot and Ankle (F&A) Reconstruction.
He completed his subspecialty training in Switzerland and in the Netherlands, subspecializing in F&A reconstruction and in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) where he was involved with the surgical teams treating elite European athletes. Prior to commencing private practice, Dr Kannan held the appointment of Chief, Foot & Ankle Surgery at a restructured hospital in Singapore.
He currently runs the Centre for Foot & Ankle Surgery, Singapore at the Parkway Hospitals.