Mr Michael EL Leow
Chief Prosthetist, Department of Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery
Mr Michael Leow is in charge of the department’s Prosthetic Services. He obtained his Master of Science degree in 1995 and completed further specialized training in prosthetics at the renowned Northwestern University Prosthetic-Orthotic Center in Chicago in 1996. He has over 25 years of experience in producing and fitting custom-moulded silicone prostheses for patients with hand and finger amputations. He has also served as invited reviewer for the journal Prosthetics and Orthotics International. His research focuses on fabrication and fitting of silicone prostheses. He has published numerous papers on the topic in international scientific journals.
Some of his recent publications include:
- Leow ME, Chong AK, Peng YP, Pho RW. Fitting very short finger stumps with silicone prosthesis: A nonsurgical method. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2013; 37(5):415-420
- Mahaboob S, Lim LK, Ng CL, Ho QY, Leow ME, Lim EC. Developing the "NUS Tummy Dummy", a low-cost simulator to teach medical students to perform the abdominal examination. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2010 Feb;39(2):150-1.
- Leow ME, Ow RK, Lee MH, Huak CY, Pho RW. Assessment of colour differences in silicone hand and digit protheses: perceptible and acceptable thresholds for fair and dark skin shades. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2006 Apr;30(1):5-16.
- Leow ME, Pho RW, Chang SH, Roeshadi D, Pereira BP. Rehabilitation of the congenital amputee after fitting with aesthetic hand prostheses. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2001 Jun;5(2):125-34.
- Leow ME, Pho RW. Optimal circumference reduction of finger models for good prosthetic fit of a thimble-type prosthesis for distal finger amputations. J Rehabil Res Dev (U.S.A.), 2001; 38 (2) : 273-279.
Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Center