Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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A Patient’s Guide to Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment of Musculoskeletal Problems

PRP Treatment in Singapore

PRP Treatment in Singapore

Introduction

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) (also known as blood injection therapy)) is a medical treatment being used for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Platelet-rich plasma refers to a sample of serum (blood) plasma that has as much as four times more than the normal amount of platelets. This treatment […]

A Patient’s Guide to Nutrition and Surgery

General surgery nutrition

General surgery nutrition

Introduction

Surgery always means a certain amount of risk to your well being. Surgery is a deliberate, skillful injury to your body. It may take you several weeks to months to heal. Infections and blood loss are two possible complications that your surgeon will want to help you avoid. You […]

A Patient’s Guide to Nutraceuticals (Dietary Supplements)

Nutraceuticals

Introduction

Nutraceuticals

Nutraceutical is a new word, invented by Dr. Stephen DeFelice in 1989. It is two words put together: nutritional and pharmaceutical. Nutraceuticals are dietary supplements that are also called functional foods.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a nutraceutical is any substance that is a food or a part […]

A Patient’s Guide to Muscle Cramps

Muscle Cramps

Muscle Cramps

Introduction

You have over 600 muscles in your body. These muscles control everything you do, from breathing to putting food in your mouth to swallowing.

When it comes to muscle cramps, the most commonly affected muscles are the muscles of your upper arms, the muscles behind your thighs, and the muscles […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a very common disorder affecting the skeleton. In a patient with osteoporosis, the bones begin losing their minerals and support beams, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. About 80 percent of people with osteoporosis are women. This is in part because their bone mass is generally less than men, and women […]

Heels problem

1. What are the various problems which heel wearing can cause? Is it limited to the feet or body too?

Heels and pain are sides of the same coin. No doubt that woman look great in high heels, however there are many orthopaedic problems associated with this.

Most of the women suffer form foot pain […]

Health Benefits of Exercise

Regular exercise can help protect you from heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, noninsulin-dependent diabetes, obesity, back pain, osteoporosis, and can improve your mood and help you to better manage stress.

For the greatest overall health benefits, experts recommend that you do 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic activity three or more times a […]

Functional MRI

Because concussion is believed to represent a functional neural perturbance rather than a structural one, use of structural neuroimaging modalities, such as MRI and CT, is normal in cases of concussion. Functional MRI examines the metabolic/physiological state of the brain and, thus, has been proposed as an empirical means to assess and monitor concussion.

Functional […]

Neuropsychological Testing

Neuropsychological tests are functional cognitive instruments that are used to assess changes in attention, concentration, memory, information-processing speed, and motor speed or coordination. These tests provide a validated means to quantify cognitive weakness, and it is increasingly clear that neuropsychological assessment is a useful tool for measuring both the initial and recovery stages of athletes […]

Standardized Assessment of Concussion

Standardized concussion assessment forms have been developed for initial evaluation of the concussed athlete. While standardized assessment is not a substitute for a physician evaluation or a formal neurologic or neuropsychological examination, it does help to detect and quantify initial cognitive deficits, and it provides an objective and standardized mental status examination directed toward the […]