Prof Wong Hee Kit


Wong Hee Kit
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National University Hospital, Singapore
Tel: 6772 4342

What are your present research interests?

  • Biology and biomechanics of spinal fusion.
  • Bioresorbable scaffolds as bone graft substitutes in spinal reconstructive surgery.
  • Evaluation of carriers for stem cells and growth factors in spinal fusion.
  • Identification and validation of reference markers for neuropathic pain.
  • Clinical and radiological factors in curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Do you have a distinctive viewpoint to your research?

Research closely related to clinical issues in spine surgery.

What do you see as your future research directions?

Clinical application of new carriers for spinal fusion.

Does your laboratory have a particularly strong research expertise?

Large animal studies.

Recent Publications

1. Wing Moon Raymond Lam , XiaFei Ren, Kim Cheng Tan , Kishore Kumar Bhakoo, Ramruttun Amit Kumarsing, Ling Liu, Wen Hai Zhuo, Hee KitWong, and Hwee Weng Dennis Hey (2021) The Impact of Static Distraction for Disc Regeneration in a Rabbit Model—A Longitudinal MRI Study. In: Lim C.T., Leo H.L., Yeow R. (eds) 17th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering. ICBME 2019. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 79. Springer, Cham.

2. Husain SF, Lam RWM, Hu T, Ng MWF, Liau ZQG, Nagata K, Khanna S, Lam Y, Bhakoo K, Ho RCM, Wong HK. Locating the Site of Neuropathic Pain In Vivo Using MMP-12-Targeted Magnetic Nanoparticles. Pain Res Manag. 2019 Mar 6;2019:9394715.

3. Hu T, Naidu M, Yang Z, Lam WM, Kumarsing RA, Ren X, Ng F, Wang M, Liu L, Tan KC, Kwok KT, Goodman SB, Goh JC, Wong HK. Bone Regeneration by Controlled Release of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2: A Rabbit Spinal Fusion Chamber Molecular Study. Tissue Eng Part A. 2019 May 2.

4. Bhakta G, Ekaputra AK, Rai B, Abbah SA, Tan TC, Le BQ, Chatterjea A, Hu T, Lin T, Arafat MT, van Wijnen AJ, Goh J, Nurcombe V, Bhakoo K, Birch W, Xu L, Gibson I, Wong HK, Cool SM. Fabrication of polycaprolactone-silanated β-tricalcium phosphate-heparan sulfate scaffolds for spinal fusion applications. Spine J. 2018 May;18(5):818-830.

5. Shi P, Abbah SA, Chuah YJ, Li J, Zhang Y, He P, Wong HK, Goh JCH. Yolk shell nanocomposite particles as bioactive bone fillers and growth factor carriers. Nanoscale. 2017 Oct 5;9(38):14520-14532.

6. Liau ZQG, Lam RWM, Hu T, Wong HK. Dose-dependent Nerve Inflammatory Response to rhBMP-2 in a Rodent Spinal Nerve Model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Aug 15;42(16):E933-E938.