Posts tagged as: orthopaedic

Sep

17
2014

Experienced Orthopaedic Specialists Onboard Our Clinic

General, Knee Pain, Spine Injury     0

We like to thank all our patients for the support so far and to better serve you, we now have 2 experienced orthopaedic specialists onboard. Dr. Ambrose Yung who is a specialist orthopaedic consultant with experience in partial knee replacement, complex primary total knee replacement, revision knee replacement, minimal invasive knee and shoulder sports surgery. Dr. Fong Shee Yan who is an experienced Spine-specialised Orthopaedic Consultant in Singapore practising Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Join us in welcoming Dr. Ambrose & Dr. Fong and feel free to contact us if you’d like to understand more about our Clinic  


Sep

24
2013

5 Types of Orthopaedic Impairment

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Orthopaedic impairments are impairments to the body which can cause a huge amount of disturbance and affect the quality of life you can achieve. It is a disability that may affect the ability to sit or walk. However, orthopaedic impairments may be treated with conventional treatments such as surgery and physiotherapy. Aids such as crutches, splints, braces and wheelchairs can also greatly improve the quality of life. Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis is a chronic disease that affects the bone and joints and is triggered by bacteria. It will slowly “eat” away and destroy the bone and joints. Due to the presence ofRead more


Jul

04
2013

3 Common Procedures Performed By Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Orthopaedic surgeries are surgeries that involve the musculoskeletal system including our hands, shoulders, foot and knees. It is one of the most established arm of surgery and one of the most important. At one point or another in our lives, we will definitely require orthopaedic surgery to deal with issues such as sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries or degenerative diseases. What are some common procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons? Total joint replacement Due to ageing or diseases, a healthy joint can be damaged and rendered almost useless. In order to regain the full range of motion of a good quality lifestyle,Read more


Jul

02
2013

Orthopaedic Conditions That Require Spine Surgery

Orthopaedic Injuries, Spine Injury     0

Spine surgery is a major surgery that is often the last option for most surgeons due to the complexity and risks involved. Any slight mistakes or accidents can cause permanent paralysis of the body depending on the affected nerves in the spine. Surgeons will often recommend alternative treatments such as medication and physical therapy and when left with no other choices will they opt for spine surgery. With such high risks involved, what are some orthopaedic conditions that require spinal surgery to be carried out? Herniated disc A herniated disc occurs when one of the spinal disc in the vertebraeRead more


Jun

27
2013

4 Habits to Help Reduce Risk of Orthopaedic Conditions

Orthopaedic Injuries     0

In sunny Singapore, we tend to engage in sporting activities throughout the year. As the amount of sports activities increases, the risk of orthopaedic injuries will increase likewise. Studies have concluded that 80% of orthopaedic conditions involved the upper extremities such as the arm, shoulders and elbows whereas 20% of them involved the lower extremities such as the knee and ankle. Injuries will prevent us from continuing to be involved in our favourite activity for a period of time and this can be frustrating. What are some good habits to help you reduce the risk of orthopaedic injuries? What areRead more


May

21
2013

4 Common Orthopaedic Injuries in Elderly people

Orthopaedic Injuries     0

According to studies, orthopaedic injuries are the leading cause of injuries in elderly people. Common injuries include fractures to the hip, pelvic, spine, shoulder and forearm, head injuries and soft tissue injuries. In the elderly especially, there has been an observed pattern to orthopaedic injuries. Firstly, it is the fear of injuries followed by the actual injury and subsequent medical attention and the eventual loss of mobility and the need for specialised care. Let’s discuss about some of the common orthopaedic injuries in the elderly so that we can all try to prevent it from happening to our loved onesRead more


May

02
2013

Questions To Ask Before Orthopaedic Surgery

FAQ, General     0

Orthopaedic surgeries are major surgeries and are extremely stressful. There will be a lot of doubts going through your head and can trigger an anxiety breakdown. However, this can be controlled by asking questions prior to your surgery. Being knowledgeable about what you are about to go through will allow you to appreciate the entire surgical process, prepare yourself for it and set in mind a proper recovery plan post surgery. So what are some questions that you should be asking your surgeon before surgery? Why am I doing this surgery? It is easy to Google online for information regardingRead more


Apr

09
2013

How Does Yoga Reduce Orthopaedic Injuries?

Back Pain, Sports Injury     0

No one in this world is born perfect. There are imbalances in various parts of our body and this can cause injuries if mishandled. Many sports athletes are now turning to an ancient form of practice – Yoga. Yoga helps to increase the flexibility and physical as well as mental strength of oneself. It helps to prevent injuries associated with overuse and speed up recovery of existing injuries. Yoga is normally conducted in a room that is slightly warm. This increase in temperature will allow muscles to expand and relax, allowing for an increase in stretching capabilities. Enhanced stretching willRead more


Apr

02
2013

Prodigy boy, 9, scores A* for two O-level maths papers

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Anthony Yip took two O-level mathematics papers last year as a private candidate and scored A* in both. He was then nine and a Primary 4 pupil at Henry Park Primary School. He says he finished the two-hour papers much earlier than his older peers but did not want to draw attention to himself by handing in the paper first. He says: “I waited till the first person handed in the paper, then I handed in mine.” His father, orthopaedic surgeon Kevin Yip, 51, says the boy had three months’ worth of twice-weekly tutoring before the examinations. The O-level examinationsRead more


Mar

07
2013

Spine Surgery: Orthopaedic Surgeon or Neurosurgeon?

Back Pain, General     1

In the event that you require spinal surgery to cure your injured back, the first and most important decision you have to make is to choose between an orthopaedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon. The choice of the right surgeon is extremely important and you have to consider factors such as the experience and success rate of the surgeon. So how different are these 2 doctors? You will first need to understand that both are able to carry out spine surgery. In the past, neurosurgeons were the only ones that could qualify to perform spine surgery. With the evolution in medicalRead more