Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg Length Discrepancy

Leg Length Discrepancy

What is leg length discrepancy?

Leg length discrepancy is an orthopaedic problem that usually appears in childhood, in which one’s two legs are of unequal lengths. Often abbreviated as ‘LLD,’ leg length discrepancy may be caused by or associated with a number of other orthopaedic or medical conditions, but is […]

A Patient’s Guide to Transient Synovitis of the Hip in Children

Transient Synovitis of the Hip in Children

Transient Synovitis of the Hip in Children

Introduction

Transient synovitis of the hip is an acute inflammatory condition of the inner lining of the hip. Transient means it is temporary and doesn’t last long. Transient synovitis is also known as toxic synovitis or irritable hip.

This condition affects young children (boys more than […]

A Patient’s Guide to Rotational Deformities in Children

Rotational Deformities in Children

Rotational Deformities in Children

Rotational deformities of the legs and feet in children are often a cause of concern for parents. Most people think of the deformities as either toeing in or toeing out. The deformity actually comes from rotation of the femur and the tibia. Rotation of the legs at birth is normal. […]

A Patient’s Guide to Nursemaid’s Elbow

Nursemaid's Elbow

Nursemaid's Elbow

Introduction

Nursemaid’s elbow is a common injury in young children. It occurs most often around age two and rarely seen after age eight. Lifting the child up a step by the hand, giving the hand a sudden jerk, or pulling the child away from a dangerous situation can result in a […]

A Patient’s Guide to Limping in Children

Limping in Children

Limping in Children

Limping in a child is a concern. Limping in a child is never normal. It can be caused by many things, sometimes by something minor, like a blister or cut. The most common cause of a limp in young children is a fracture. Sometimes it is caused by a serious infection. […]

Congenital Scoliosis in Singapore

Congenital scoliosis is defined as a curvature of the spine that is the result of malformations of the vertebral elements. The fact that the spine and spinal column ever form correctly is amazing given the complexity of the process from an embryological standpoint. Most of this development happens during the third to sixth week in […]

Children’s Orthopedic Surgeons Surveyed About Treatment for Early Scoliosis

When it comes to scoliosis in very young children, things are changing in the world of pediatric orthopedics. The traditional treatment with spinal fusion, casting, and bracing is being replaced by growing rods and devices that help the chest wall expand with good spinal alignment.

Those are the main points taken from an on-line survey […]

Growth Factors

A vast and rapidly growing literature abounds on a class of peptides commonly called growth factors. Accelerated healing of skin wounds has been reported after local application of several growth factors.

After injury, the platelets travel to the wound site, form a clot, and hemostasis is obtained. Platelets secrete peptides such as platelet-derived growth factor […]

Training young athletes

The most decisive stage of an athlete’s life from a medical and orthopedic point of view is probably the moment of decision to concentrate on one particular sport, with all that that entails in the way of prolonged and planned intensive training. It would be desirable for a young athlete’s physiological qualifications for the sport […]

Children and adolescents

Regular training of children and adolescents is becoming more common in sport, and competitive sports are indulged in with ever-increasing intensity at ever-decreasing ages. In certain sports, such as figure skating,swimming and gymnastics, children start regular training when they are 5–6 years old, and even in contact sports, such as soccer, training and competition they […]