P Balasubramaniam Young Orthopaedic Investigator's Award

The Young Orthopaedic Investigator Award (YOIA) is an annual competition to select the best research paper presented at the SOA Annual Scientific Meeting by a young surgeon or trainee aged 40 and below.


In recognition of the great contributions of Professor P Balasubramaniam to teaching and research. It was passed at the 48th AGM, 11 April 2015 that The Young Orthopaedic Investigator’s Award be named after Professor P Balasubramaniam.

2023 Liang Zhen Chang Novel Polyethyleneimine-functionalised Antimicrobial Polymers as Titanium Surface Coatings to Prevent Orthopaedic Infections [view]
2022 Jiang Lei Circumferential Bioelectronics Enable Spinal Cord Recording And Stimulation Bypass Following Spinal Cord Injury [view]
2021 Tan Si Heng Sharon Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosomes Promote Growth Plate Repair and Reduce Limb Length Discrepancy in Young Rats - A Pilot Study [view]
2019 Teo Quok An Alex The Synergistic Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome and Hyaluronic Acid Combination Therapy on Cartilage Repair in a Rabbit Osteochondral Defect Model [view]
2018 Tan Wei Loong Barry “Asymptomatic Construct Failure after Metastatic Spine Tumour Surgery: Is It a New Entity or Continuum to Symptomatic Failure?” [view]
2017 Lee Wu Chean “A New Radiographic Measurement To Predict Late Displacement Of Minimally Displaced Lateral Humerus Condyle Fracture” [view]
2016 Wang Ming Enhanced Efficacy of Osteogenic Growth Factors with Heparin Binding Domain by Polyelectrolyte Complex in Small and Large Animal Spinal Fusion Model [view]
2015 Dennis Hey Hwee Weng Slump Sitting X-rays of the Lumbar Spine is Better Than Conventional Flexion View [view]
2014 Nicholas Yeo Prospective Randomised Trial Comparing Mid-term Results of Unlinked Bicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty [view]
2013 Wong Keng Lin Injectable Cultured Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Varus Knees with Cartilage Defects Undergoing High Tibial Osteotomy: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial with 2 Years Follow Up [view]
2012 Lim Chin Tat Translational Study of Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cell with / without TGF-beta I Over Express Fumarate Hydrogel for Chondral Defect Repairing [view]
2011 Chua Tjun Huat Ivan Cephalomedullary Nail Versus Sliding Hip Screw for the Fixation of Unstable Interochanteric Fractures in Elderly Patients: A Comparison of Ambulatory Outcomes [view]
2010 Wee Teck Huat, Andy Muscle Derived Stem Cells to Enhance Proliferative Response to Muscle During Limb Lengthening in a Rabbit Model
2009 Victor Wang A Minimally-invasive Technique of Cartilage Repair in the Human Knee Combining Microfacture and Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injection. A Preliminary Report
2008 Abbah SA Fusion Performance of a Novel Bioresorbable Cage Used in Anterior Limbar Interbody Fusion
2007 S S Sathappan Kinematics of Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty
2006 Naresh Babu  
2005 Kevin Lee Stem Cell Therapy for Large Cartilage Defects in a Porcine Model – A Novel Minimally Invasive Approach
2004 Michael Soon  
2003 Andrew Dutton Enhancement of meniscus repair in the avascular zone using mesenchymal stem cells in a porcine model
2002 Lim Jit Kheng Enhancement of tendon graft osteointegration using mesenchymal stem cells in a rabbit model of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
2001 Suresh Nathan Engineering Cartilage from Extramedullary Adipose Tissue – An Alternative Source of Mesenchymal Stem Cells