Dr Mohd Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui


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    Dr Mohd Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui

    Spine Specialist

    MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MMED (Ortho), FRCS (Edinburgh), FAMS (Orthopaedic Surgery)

    Dr Siddiqui is an orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialist training in complex spinal surgery. He is also a visiting consultant to Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and currently on the international faculty of educators for teaching spinal surgery. He was previously a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the National University of Singapore YLL School of Medicine.

    Dr Siddiqui obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore. He subsequently pursued his post-graduate training in Orthopaedic surgery and obtained his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He later underwent specialised training in spinal surgery at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, University of Alberta Hospital and the Stollery Children’s Hospital under renowned spinal surgeons from both orthopaedic and neurosurgical background.

    Dr Siddiqui is an advocate of using minimal access surgical techniques to achieve a quicker recovery from surgery with decreased post-operative pain and a shorter hospitalisation stay. He is also well versed in the usage of both 2-D and 3-D computer navigation techniques for spinal surgery and utilises them when necessary to give the best clinical outcome. His areas of interest include spinal degeneration (both in the neck and back), prolapsed intervertebral disc (slipped disc), cervical disc replacement (replacing the discs in the neck), spinal deformity (such as scoliosis) and spinal tumors. He is one of the few surgeons in Singapore experienced in dealing with resection of massive sacral tumours and subsequent reconstruction of the spine to the pelvis.

    Dr Siddiqui has presented his work at numerous international meetings including those of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, Global Spine Congress, Eurospine, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee surgery and Arthroscopy, European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedic Sports and Traumatology and Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    He is also a reviewer for multiple journals including The Spine Journal. Some of his publications are listed below.



    • Mashfiqul A S, Chintana C W, Tan Y M. Inguinal hernia or endometriosis of the groin: A case report. Singapore Med J 2007; 48(6): e157-9
    • Chew MH, Chan G, Siddiqui MMA, Sivanandan R, Soo KC, Lim THD. Risk stratified Management of Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancers: A Review of Experience from a Single Institution, 1990-2003. World Journal of Surgery, 2008 Mar; 32(3): 386-94
    • M Mashfiqul A S, Sim Lynette, Joyce Koh, Fook-Chong S, Howe TS, Tan Carol. Stress levels amongst caregivers in patients with osteoporotic hip fractures-a prospective study. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2010 Jan;39(1):38-42.
    • M Mashfiqul A S, Chong KW, Yeo W, Rao MS, Rikhraj IS. Subtalar arthroscopy using a 2.4mm zero degree arthroscope-indication, technical experience and results. Foot Ankle Spec.2010 Aug;3(4):167-71. Epub 2010 Jun 7
    • Siddiqui MA, Koh J, Kua J, Cheung T, Chang P. Functional outcome assessment after open tennis elbow release: What are the predictor parameters. Singapore Med J 2011; Feb;52(2): 73-6
    • Mashfiqul A S, Tan MH. Locked knee from superior dislocation of the patella-diagnosis and management of a rare injury. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2011 Apr;19(4):671-3
    • Mohd Mashfiqul A Siddiqui, Seng Jin Yeo, Potla Sivaiah, Shi-Lu Chia, Pak Lin Chin, Ngai Nung Lo. Function and Quality of Life in patients with recurvatum deformity after Primary Total Knee arthroplsaty. J Arthroplasty 2012, Jun; 27(6): 1106-10
    • Mashfiqul A Siddiqui, Benedict Peng, Nidumaran Shanmugam, William Yeo, S Fook-Chong, John Chen Li Tat, Chang Ming Guo, Benjamin Tow Phak Boon, Seang Beng Tan, Wai Mun Yue. Erectile dysfunction in young surgically treated patients with lumbar spine disease-a prospective follow-up study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Apr 20;37(9):797-801
    • Mashfiqul A Siddiqui, Benedict Peng, Nidumaran Shanmugam, William Yeo, S Fook-Chong, John Chen Li Tat, Chang Ming Guo, Benjamin Tow Phak Boon, Seang Beng Tan, Wai Mun Yue. 2-year outcome on erectile dysfunction in patients under 50 years of age with fracture-unrelated lumbar spine disease requiring surgical decompression-a prospective study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Dec 4.
    • Mashfiqul A Siddiqui, Pak Lin Chin. Employing Conventional Instrumentation with Computer-aided Surgery in Total Knee Replacement – Making it Simple. Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare Volume 22 Number 4 2013.
    • Mohd Mashfiqul A Siddiqui, Shaifu Rahman, Seng Jin Yeo, Pak Lin Chin, Shi-Lu Chia, Ngai Nung Lo. 2-year outcome of early deep MRSA infections following primary total knee arthroplasty: A Joint registry review. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jan; 28(1): 44-8
    • Seng C, Tow BP, Siddiqui MA, Srivastava A, Wang L, Yew AK, Yeo W, Khoo SH, Balakrishnan NM, Bin Abd Razak HR, Chen JL, Guo CM, Tan SB, Yue WM. Surgically treated cervical myelopathy: A functional outcome comparison study between multilevel anterior cervical decompression fusion with instrumentation and posterior laminoplasty. Spine J. 2013 Jul; 13(7): 723-31
    • Seng C, Siddiqui MA, Wong KP, Zhang K, Yeo W, Tan SB, Yue WM. Five-year outcome of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a matched-pair comparison study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2013 Nov 1:38(23):2049-55
    • Siddiqui MA, Seng C, Tan MH. Risk factors for recurrence of giant cell tumours of bone. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2014 Apr; 22(1) 108-10
    • St-Pierre GH, Jack A, Siddiqui MMA, Henderson RL, Nataraj A. Non-Fusion Does Not Prevent Adjacent Segment Disease: Dynesys Long Term Outcomes with Minimum Five Years Follow-Up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb;41(3):265-73
    • Bone Mophogenic Protein is a viable adjunct for fusion in minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion. M Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui, Ana Rosario P.Sta.Ana, William Yeo, Wai-Mun Yue. Asian Spine Journal 2016;10(6):1091-99.
    • Denosumab for unresectable giant cell tumour of the cervical spine: A Case report. Accepted by Spine for publication. Gin Way Law, Nicholas Yeo, Yuan Zi Tan, Seang Beng Tan, Tet Sen Howe, Mohammad Mashfiqul Arafin Siddiqui

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