Paediatric Orthopaedic


Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal (muscle and bone) system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Yaacob Abas is our Orthopaedic Surgeon (Paediatric). He has completed his MD at National University of Malaysia in 1987 and he started his career as House Officer at Penang Hospital for 1 year and subsequently transferred to Kuala Terengganu Hospital. After more than 1 year in orthopaedic department, he felt very comfortable and very interested to pursue his study in it. He completed his Postgraduate Master’s Degree in Orthopaedic from University Science of Malaysia in 1996.
As Orthopaedic Surgeon he has worked in various hospitals. From Kuala Terengganu Hospital he was transferred to Kangar Hospital as the first Orthopaedic Surgeon in that hospital. There, he had opportunity to do attachment at Arthroplasty Centre, Aurich, Germany in year 2000. After that he was transferred to Kota Bharu Hospital. He went on to continue his Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedic for 1 year at Rush Presbyterian St Luke Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Sick Children, Chicago, USA for 1 year in 2003. In April 2008, due to promotion he was transferred to Seberang Jaya Hospital. Dr. Yaacob has attended many orthopaedic meetings or conferences at national and International levels. He was selected as a coordinator for Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship for Malaysia for 2 years.
As we have already aware, most of the hospitals in Malaysia, the highest percentage of their orthopaedic patients is trauma cases. These are the patients that give their doctors most experience to manage. Other than management of trauma patients, Dr. Yaacob is also capable of managing multiple other group of patients in orthopaedic. He is very comfortable in the management of Paediatric Orthopaedic specialized in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH), Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTEV) and other limb deformities and Arthroplasty patients includes Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement. In his daily practice, arthroplasty operation is one of the commonest operations done by him, followed by paediatric cases. At the same time he is also confidence in managing patients with spine problems. Another words, he is capable to manage most of the orthopaedic cases.