Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Trochanteric Bursitis Video Guide in Singapore

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is also often called trochanteric bursitis in Singapore. The main symptom is pain over the outside of your upper thigh. Most cases are due to minor injury or inflammation to tissues in your upper, outer thigh area. Anti-inflammatory painkillers, physiotherapy and steroid injections can all sometimes help. […]

Total Hip Replacement in Singapore

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

What is Total Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi replacement. Such joint replacement orthopaedic surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe […]

Are you suffering from Hip Bursitis?

Hip Bursitis

Hip Bursitis

Pain along the side of the hip is still a common spot for bursitis (also known as greater trochanter pain syndrome. A large tendon passes over the bony bump on the side of the hip called the greater trochanter.

Inflammation in the bursa (a protective gel sac) between the tendon and the […]

A Patient’s Guide to Labral Tears of the Hip

Labral Tears of the Hip

Introduction

Labral Tears of the Hip

Acetabular labrum tears (labral tears) can cause pain, stiffness, and other disabling symptoms of the hip joint. The pain can occur if the labrum is torn, frayed, or damaged. Active adults between the ages of 20 and 40 are affected most often, requiring some type of treatment in […]

A Patient’s Guide to Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy

A hip arthroscopy is a procedure where a small video camera attached to a fiberoptic lens is inserted into the hip joint to allow a surgeon to see without making a large incision. Arthroscopy is now used to evaluate and treat orthopedic problems in many different joints of the body. While not […]

TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS

WHAT IS TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS?

Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac near the lateral point of the hip joint known as the greater trochanter. When this bursa becomes irritated or inflamed, it causes pain in the hip. This is a common cause of hip pain.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

One of the […]

Barlow’s test

Significance

The test is used for early detection of congenital dislocation of the hip in babies. During the test the hip is first subluxated and then replaced.

Positioning.

The baby lies on its back, hips flexed to 900 and the knees completely flexed. The examiner grasps the leg in such a way that the […]

Ortolani’s test

Significance

This test is used for early detection of congenital dislocation of the hip in babies. During the test a subluxated hip is reduced.

Positioning.

The baby lies on its back with the hips flexed to 90° and the knees completely flexed . The examiner grasps the leg in such a way that the […]

Forceful upwards thrust to the heel

Significance

This provocation test may be used to provoke groin pain when an incipient aseptic necrosis of the hip is feared.

Positioning. .

The subject lies supine with the hip slightly abducted and externally rotated, and the knee extended. The examiner stands at the footend of the couch. One hand carries the heel and lifts […]

Adduction in flexion

Significance

This provocation test may be used to compress a painful structure in the groin (psoas bursa or tendon of rectus femoris). However, it should be interpreted with utmost care because other elements such as veins and lymph nodes can also be compressed. This test also stretches several posterior structures (capsule of the hip joint, […]